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Video: Corey Booker aims rage at DHS Secretary over Trump’s “s–thole” remarks

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At some point, dear reader, what's happening in our country right now isn't about Democrats or Republicans, "so-called liberals" and "so-called conservatives." It's about the very fabric of our nation. It's about what it means to be an American. That's why I was pumping my...

Three Point Play: Grizzlies celebrate MLK Day with victory over Lakers, 123-114

So there I was, about halfway through the fourth quarter, the Grizzlies up by double digits and, despite their recent track record of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, they appeared to be cruising to a win. So I decide to start heading...

MLK speaks to young people: What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?

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It's that time of year again — when many of us pause to remember the life, legacy and sacrifice of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But like a lot of us, for a long time, the extent of my knowledge of Dr. King...

WHEN KROGER CLOSES: Abrupt Feb. 3 closures will create a void that leaders are already working to fill

On Feb. 3, Kroger will close two Memphis stores — one near the corner of Lamar and Airways, the other on South Third Street. A big box retailer leaving a neighborhood in economic decline isn’t new, nor particularly surprising, especially if said big box retailer...

Akbari announces bid for Tennessee State Senate

Tennessee State Representative Raumesh Akbari (D. - District 91) has announced her candidacy for State Senate. Akbari is seeking election in Senate District 29, which is currently held by Lee Harris. Harris announced in 2017 his intention to run for Shelby County Mayor. In a statement,...

Could ‘predictive policing’ work in Memphis?

Disclosure: I'm one of those people who believes CBS' 60 Minutes is a national treasure — and the above segment is one reason why. As heartbroken as we are whenever we hear of another tragic shooting in Memphis, we can all thank God that things...

New Year, Old Script: Grizzlies fall behind, rally, lose to Wizards 100-102

Been a while since the Grizzlies played at FedExForum — they've spent much of the past two weeks on a five-game West Coast road trip. But the script has largely remained the same: Grizzlies fall behind, rally, but simply don't have the firepower to...

When a Kroger closes

About four weeks. After patronizing Kroger stores on Lamar Avenue and South Third Street for decades now, that's how long customers have to figure out where they'll shop, where they'll get prescriptions filled, and even where they will bank. Citing losses in the millions, the...

Tri-State Bank issues statement on closing of Kroger on Lamar Avenue

When a store like Kroger closes its locations, thoughts immediately go to where people will shop for food, or where they will get prescriptions filled. But at the Kroger on Lamar Avenue in Memphis, which is set to close Feb. 3 due to business losses,...

Kroger is closing two Memphis stores — and residents of Orange Mound are not happy

Citing millions in losses, on Wednesday, Kroger announced that three Memphis-area stores — two in Memphis and one in Clarksdale, Mississippi — would be closing on February 3. One of those Memphis stores is located at 1977 S. Third St., in the Southgate shopping center. The...