Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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Manassas alum celebrate multiple wins in 2019

The roar of a thousand Manassas Tigers supporters echoed through the ballroom of the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis during the 26th Annual Unity Brunch last Saturday. “Our principal says that the state of our school is excellent,” said James Thompson, president of the Manassas Alumni...

‘Peace in the House’ employs star power to battle youth violence

Young people who grew up in the ‘70s would most likely remember the character and face of Ted Lange (pronounced Lunge) as Isaac Washington on “The Love Boat.” He was the only African-American member of the cruise staff, a big afro-wearing dude with the...

Hospital revival launches ‘Healthcare Legacy Awards’

Saturday was a day of “firsts” and “new beginnings” for the Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital effort as the project’s board of directors honored 13 physicians and healthcare advocates in the first class of Collins Chapel Healthcare Legacy Awards. Hundreds of CME officials and community supporters...

Moses running for mayor to ‘Move Memphis Forward’

Pamela Moses chose Good Friday to kick off her surprise mayoral run. Despite the unseasonably cold drizzle and dipping temperatures, the afternoon launch event, originally scheduled as an open-air, live music event in Handy Park on Beale Street, the campaign kickoff was held inside Club...

‘Love Boat’ link helps Blues City Cultural Center turn 40

During an evening of pageantry, spectacle, drama and dance Tuesday at Hattiloo Theatre, Levi and Deborah Frazier were lauded for their work – a 40-year labor of love at the Blues City Cultural Center. Nearly 200 thespians, dancers, musicians and lovers of the arts joined...

Gospel tradition of Fannie Clark celebrated in new recording project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-znPUZ622w Fannie Clark was well-known in Memphis and the Mid-South area for lending her gifted voice to the gospel group the Fannie Clark Singers and the Tennessee Mass Choir, and now her legacy continues through her son. Pastor Derek Clark of Rejoice in the Covenant Church,...

Nigeria, Memphis bicentennial accent Africa in April 2019

What began as a motley few dressed in African garb walking to the beat of an African drum has grown 33 years later to an international, culturally-diverse festival that attracts thousands of revelers each year at Robert Church Park in downtown Memphis. An African country...

Four grant winners tapped for ‘Uplift the Community’ awards

On Thursday (April 18), four Memphis nonprofits will be uplifted themselves with the first Uplift the Community grants. Building Blocks Mentoring Program; Principles of Manhood; Safeways Direct Blight Action Program; and Strong Tower, Staying Power will be presented with their Uplift the Community grants at...

Mediation a ‘no go’ for ‘Black Farmers’ and Stine Seed Co.

The Memphis-based Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) and the Stine Seed Company are in wait-and-see mode now that a March 15 deadline for mediation between the two entities has passed. The most recent movements in the case pitting the two included the Stine Seed...

Workforce needs targeted at minority/women-owned business enterprise seminar

Minority and women-owned businesses in the Memphis area are having the same issues with workforce development that FedEx and other larger corporations face, said Jozelle Luster Booker, president of The Mid-South Minority Business Council (MMBC) Continuum. So when MMBC Continuum members met at the beginning...