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Angela Rye campaigns for Sawyer with intensity, strong language

Memphis mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer has enlisted the help of Angela Rye, CNN commentator, national political strategist and activist, who says, “I don’t support campaigns, fundraisers or endorsements unless I really feel it.” Rye is spending several days in Memphis this week to raise funds...

Second Coliseum volunteer cleanup set for Aug. 10

The second Coliseum cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 10. The effort is to prepare the building to host Roundhouse Revival 4 on Sept. 21 and to host other pre-vitalizing events this fall. Clean Memphis will lead the effort. The...

Harris sets pace for healthy Shelby 5K; priority on public support for breastfeeding

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is training to run in the healthyShelby 5k that is scheduled for Shelby Farms Park on Sept. 7 and he’s looking for partners. The healthyShelby ’19 campaign is focused on healthy eating, physical fitness and mental health and wellness. The...

Women For Christ Month line-up set for St. Peter Missionary B.C.

“Christian Women Walking by Faith” will be the theme in August as St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church celebrates Women For Christ Month. The celebration at the church, located at 1410 Pillow St., will spread over three weeks and will feature these events: • Aug. 3, 10...

Boxing at The Pipkin 5 set for Saturday

Boxing at the Pipkin is back for another swing this weekend – and the card is expected to be bigger than ever. Presented by Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis Office of Youth Services, Boxing At The Pipkin 5 is set for 7 p.m., with...

Freedom Award recipients announced; gala set for Oct. 30

Musician John Legend, feminist writer Gloria Steinem and Nigerian human rights activist Hafsat Nabiola are the designated recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum 2019 Freedom Award. The annual awards, which honor civil and human rights leaders, will be presented Oct. 30 at The Orpheum...

SCAM ALERT: MLGW warns customers about phony “cut off calls”

If you get a call from "MLGW" providing an 800 number for you to make immediate payment . . . DON'T GO FOR IT. From MLGW: Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division customers are receiving automated scam calls from a 1-800 phone number requesting customers to...

LeMoyne-Owen selects Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean as interim president

The Board of Trustees of LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis' only four-year historically black college, today (July 30) announced it has selected Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean to serve as interim president, effective Aug. 26. “Dr. Johnson-Dean’s breadth of educational leadership experience and unique understanding of the inner workings...

Chip Washington invites radio listeners to get real on “Real Talk with Chip Washington”

It’s called “Real Talk with Chip Washington” and it will air Monday’s from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on AM 1600/ FM 93.3 WMQM beginning August 5th. Washington, who was the public information officer for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for six years until 2016,...

EDUCATION 2019: Special Section focuses on young people who achieve, give back

It's almost time for school again. And to help get you (and your student's) mind right for the new academic year, we humbly invite you to check out this year's EDUCATION 2019 Special Insert -- available in print on newsstands now, or by scrolling...