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LEGACY: Funeral director M.J. Edwards passes at 92

Monroe James Edwards Sr. consoled many Memphis families in the loss of their loved ones. Thursday morning, the proprietor of M.J. Edwards Funeral Home passed away at home, surrounded by his family. He was 92. Monroe James Edwards Jr. reflected on how much his father...

Teens power move to get bus passes for high schoolers

During the last Shelby County Board of Education meeting in February, something remarkable happened. Two teens led the charge to put bus passes in the hands of high school students with no access to transportation. Getting to school is a huge problem, and working a...

LEGACY: Patricia Claxton Howard

Patricia Howard enjoyed a “girls’ vaca” with her bestie at the Indian Ocean as they celebrated her 70th birthday in early March. When “Pat” returned home, she started packing for a trip to sunny Aruba. She didn’t get to make that trip. Mrs. Howard, who...

Sawyer details why now is the time

Standing against an eclectic backdrop of women supporters with signs and boisterous cheers, Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer amplified on her decision to seek the mayor’s office during a Thursday morning press conference. Makada’s Cookies, a downtown cookie shop whose specialty is old-fashioned, home-made butter...

‘Return to former things’ Black History message

Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson set the precursor of Black History Month in 1926 with Negro History Week, the second week in February. The celebration was set between the birthdays of legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass and “The Great Emancipator” President Abraham Lincoln. At , Black History Month...

Heritage Tours told to vacate ‘Handy House’ after 24 years

Heritage Tours, which principal operator Elaine Turner describes as the state’s first African-American-owned tour company, no longer is overseeing the blue-and-white shotgun house that reflects the meager beginnings of W.C. Handy, renowned as the “Father of the Blues.” Situated on the east end of the...

Vintage901 Festival 2019 – the journey continues

The Vintage901 Festival is envisioned as a feast for the eyes and the palate, attracting modern-day Epicureans to a three-day celebration, featuring all things Memphis – food, wines and music. The third-annual event is Friday through Sunday (March 1-3). Tickets for the Grand Tasting event...

District 7 Town Hall designed for transparency, accessibility to county services

Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer held a Town Hall meeting at the Dave Wells Community Center on Saturday. From Sawyer’s perspective the event was in keeping with her District 7 election campaign commitment: “I will listen to your voices and use my privilege as your...

‘Bicentennial Beatdown’ buildup rumbles at the Hard Rock

There was plenty of trash talk and bluster, which seemed to be just what a boxing-hungry crowd at the Hard Rock Café was looking for Friday morning in advance of the "Bicentennial Beatdown" on May 17. “It’s momentum, momentum, momentum,” said Ron Redwing of the...

‘Legal giant’ Russell B. Sugarmon Jr. passes at 89

In late July of 1963, attorney Russell Bertram Sugarmon Jr., had a near-death experience. A bullet was fired into the car he was riding in with two other attorneys and a minister as they crossed over into Collierville during a return trip from a...