Friday, May 29, 2020

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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JOYMAKER 2020 to inject virtual gathering with joy amid COVID-19

Hundreds are expected to be plugged into JOYMAKER 2020 on Saturday, June 6, as an inspiring collective of motivators spread a message of joy and gratitude in the age of COVID-19. Memphis-based Wundher, a digital movement designed to encourage women and mothers, will host the...

‘Uncle Lou’s’ namesake is filming new Food Network segment

When Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken opened on April 4, 2001, proprietor Louis Martin never dreamed it would reach national prominence on the Food Network. Now the new series “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives is filming a segment on the popular fried chicken eatery via Zoom, the...

Impact of Memorial Day weekend on COVID-19 numbers is a work in progress

Shelby County Health Department officials say Memorial Day weekend appears to have been “a success” from a health-safety standpoint, but they will know for sure in 10-14 days. Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter said there were 4,531 reported COVID-19 cases in Shelby County as of...

Pandemic does not spare ‘underground’ businesses

The novel coronavirus’ freeze-frame effects have forced individuals to take immediate stock of how they were making a living and to adjust accordingly. That includes those who attach their livelihoods to the underground economy. Many small business owners have suffered financial devastation beyond their imaginings....

Privacy rights and protection/safety needs clash over COVID-19

The privacy of individuals and the protection of first responders are two elements in a back-and-forth that raises the question of whether the two are mutually exclusive. “Both privacy of individuals and protection of first responders are very important, but they are not mutually exclusive,”...

Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks: Dynamic, engaged and supportive of students

The brother of Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks knew his sister was not doing well during her brief stay at the hospital. He remembered her fondly after receiving news of her death Friday. “She was a very dynamic lady,” said Phillip Brooks, who lives in California....

Tenn. Black Caucus seeks answers, gets update on COVID-19’s toll on children

A Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital pediatric specialist said eleven children brought into the hospital tested positive for the coronavirus. Nine out of those eleven were African-American. Dr. Kenice Ferguson-Paul told members of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators (TBCSL) in a virtual meeting Wednesday...

‘Renaissance man’ Fred L. Davis lived to make a difference

Fred L. Davis "never stopped wanting to help, to give and to better the environment in his community,” said Lynn Norment, a family friend and church member. The proprietor of Fred L. Davis Insurance Company, a former city councilman and a veteran civil rights activist,...

Not even the global pandemic can squelch desire to serve at Cash Saver

The grocery business has required an “interesting adjustment” since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Memphis, said Rick James, Cash Saver grocery store chain owner. “This is a time we have never experienced before,” James said. “People need to feel safe, and so we have required...

NURSES WEEK 2020: Jamila Smith-Young trains pediatric nursing students

Jamila Smith-Young has long loved the idea of being a nurse and as that love affair blossomed, she wanted to do more in the field. “I love working with patients,” she said. “But I also love training nurse practitioners. I find it quite rewarding.” Smith-Young is...