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Mississippi Boulevard to host Back-To-School Health Fair on Saturday, July 27

Just when it seems summer is just getting started, we learn it's almost over. In other words, it's Back-To-School time, and Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church is doing its part to help parents and students prepare, with a health fair on Saturday, July 27: Memphis...

WATCH: Stacy Abrams addresses NAACP Convention in Detroit

The NAACP is in the midst of its 110th Annual Convention this week in Detroit. With racist tweets coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, ongoing concerns over gerrymandering and a fleet of challengers vying for the Democratic nomination, the convention is ripe for newmakers. We'll...

Shelby County Trustee unveils upgrade of property payment app

Shelby County Trustee Regina Morrison Newman recently unveiled an upgrade of the Trustee’s mobile app, with a new name and platform for taxpayers to pay property taxes from their smartphone; payitShelby is now payit901. The Trustee’s Office began using the mobile app in December 2017...

CodeCrew to host fifth CodeCrew Hackathon

CodeCrew, a non-profit organization aimed at cultivating initiatives for Computer Science education, will host its fifth-annual “Hackathon” at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Dr., on July 27-28. Participants will tackle various aspects of school health, and how to creatively address it. The CodeCrew...

Cooling Center opens at Bellevue Middle School as summer heats up

The City of Memphis has implemented its hot weather plan with the establishment of a Continuous Cooling Center at Bellevue Junior High School Gymnasium at 575 S. Bellevue Blvd. The Cooling Center opened Wednesday evening and will operate through July 23 at 7 a.m. for...

Rapper tops competition at Memphis Youth Got Talent 3

LaDarryl Winsley II, an 18-year-old rapper with a seamless flow and one of the crowd favorites, took home the first-place prize at the 3rd Annual Memphis Youth Got Talent showcase held at the Cannon Center. Winsley snared the biggest prize of the night – $1,000...

State Rep. Barbara Cooper to host community meeting on housing opportunities

State Rep. Barbara Cooper will hold a District 86 community meeting in conjunction with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to discuss housing opportunities. Doreen Graves, West Tennessee Liaison with the THDA, will address the group and answer questions. Graves will discuss obtaining home loans...

The Salvation Army of Memphis Appoints New Area Commanders

In June, The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board announced the arrival of Majors Marion and Everette Platt as Area Commanders of The Salvation Army of Memphis & the Mid-South. “To say we are thrilled to have the Platts take the helm at The Salvation Army of...

Blues On The Bluff fundraiser for WEVL ready for annual roll

The musical talents of the Ghost Town Blues Band, The MD’s and Lightin’ Malcolm will be featured during the 31st annual Blues On The Bluff event on July 20. Sponsored by Memphis Made Brewing, the annual fundraiser for WEVL FM 89.9 will be held on...

Douglass-area community Health fair planned July 13

A Back 2 School Health Fair featuring free school supplies, information booths and live entertainment is set for Saturday (July 13) at the Johne Early Family Life Center, 1542 Pope St. Registration for the event, which will be held behind St. Paul “Douglass” Missionary Baptist,...