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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: YWCA Greater Memphis at 100

In 1942, America was engrossed in World War II. Memphis was doing its part with the opening of the Army Depot, which supplied the U.S. Army with food, clothing, and equipment, and even housed prisoners of war. Aretha Franklin and Carla Thomas were born....

Memphis trailblazer shares leadership principles

Carolyn Chism Hardy is a trailblazer who has journeyed from poverty to prosperity. In her book, “Look Up: Five Principles for Intentional Leadership,” she shares the principles she’s learned along that journey. She is from Memphis (Orange Mound to be exact), graduated from Melrose...

READERS CORNER: Why we can’t get over slavery – and must read about it

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Summer brings longer days and vacations, and for many, more time to read. Usually a time for escapist books like thrillers, mysteries or juicy romances. We look for stories that are fun and entertaining. Slavery? Not interested. A combination of revisionist history and ignorance of...

Dr. Julianne Malveaux’s Memphis challenge

Dr. Julianne Malveaux uses her background as an economist, educator and author to shape public opinion on issues such as race, culture, gender and their economic impacts. The honorary co-chair of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Social Action Commission, Dr. Malveaux recently keynoted the...