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Submit ideas for Memphis College of Art and Brooks Museum buildings

The City of Memphis has launched “Create Your Space,” a call for ideas for the creative reimagining of the Memphis College of Art and Brooks Museum buildings. The open invitation is to “help create a new blueprint for the iconic Overton Park anchors to ensure...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: SCS board member appointed to National Council

Shelby County Schools Board Member Michelle McKissack was elected to the national Steering Committee of the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) at the National School Board Association annual conference in Philadelphia on March 30, 2019. “This is such a huge honor to serve...

Images from MLK51 — 2019

MLK51 celebrated on April 4, 2019 produced myriad images associated with commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Downtown Memphis on April 4, 1968. The following images showcase...

Memphis Cares2 to feature Rev. James Lawson

The ongoing journey to freedom will serve as an understood theme during “Memphis Cares2” at Crump Stadium on Sunday (April 7), beginning at 3 p.m. The event will be a free re-creation of the original Memphis Cares, April 7, 1968. In the aftermath of the assassination...

READER’S CORNER: ‘The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk’

(blackchristiannews.com) – It took national bestselling author Daniel Whyte III nearly 10 years to complete his work “The Lost Souls of Black Folk & White Folk,” which tackles the issues of America’s sin, God’s judgment, the Church’s failures, and the enduring problem of the...

Chase and ESSENCE Expand Economic Opportunities for Black Women with Launch of Currency Conversations Campaign

NEW YORK (BUSINESS WIRE) – On Friday, Chase and ESSENCE announced the launch of Currency Conversations, a new campaign created to help black women across America achieve financial success. This campaign, which is an early example of Chase’s recently-announced Advancing Black Pathways commitment, will...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Herenton sets campaign kickoff

In a notice describing him as an “activist, educator and former mayor,” the mayoral campaign of Dr. W.W. Herenton has announced the April 6 launch of his bid to “return proven leadership” to city governance. The campaign-launch event is set for 2 p.m. to 4...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Summer Teacher Institute applications

The Memphis Heritage Trail (MHT) is hosting the 2019 Summer Teacher Institute: Road to Civil Rights. The program will capitalize on a wealth of historical and cultural resources that demonstrate an understanding of the contributions African-Americans have made to the City of Memphis. Educators attending...

Harris rolling out Mayor’s Summer Work Experience

Applications now are being accepted for the inaugural Mayor's Summer Work Experience Program coordinated by the office of Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris. Two hundred participants will be selected to commemorate the County’s Bicentennial Celebration. Applications are at www.shelbycountytn.gov/youth-jobs. “This program is a great opportunity for...

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris taps Phyllis Aluko for chief public defender

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris this week announced his choice of Phyllis Aluko to serve as the next chief public defender. If approved by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Aluko would become the first African-American female to serve in the role. “The Law Office of...