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The Craigmont High School Healthy Living Launch Event will celebrate a new program designed to educate ninth graders participating in the school’s Lifetime Wellness classes about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. The event is set for Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at Craigmont High School, 3333 Covington Pike. The...
In different styles, Mayor Jim Strickland and the Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Orr, keynoter at the annual Prayer Breakfast of Memphis, made pitches for Memphians to make progressive moves forward -- individually and collectively -- in 2020. What each said -- and how they said it -- is shared on "Where...
As preachers, Memphis area clergy were probably expected to be hopeful and optimistic at a recent New Year’s Day prayer breakfast. As a U.S. Congressman embroiled in the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Rep. Steve Cohen is saving his optimism for another year. Cohen was the keynote speaker at the annual...
The 2019-20, week-long celebration of Kwanzaa unfolded with the embrace of the principle of Umoja (Unity) at the Auction Block in Downtown Memphis on Thursday (Dec. 26) morning. Mild temperatures and an intermittent mist greeted the celebrants as they gathered in a circle before moving into the pouring of libations...
Easier-to-follow versions of familiar hymns and worship numbers are featured in two recently released books by Brenda Buford Shaw, who started giving piano lessons before she turned 10 years old. Shaw’s two publications – “In the Garden of the Wings of Love” and “Inspiring Hymn Song Arrangements” – give basic...
TSD photojournalist Gary S. Whitlow was on hand for the special moment that a third-grader found out her military mom would be home for Christmas after all! Staff Sgt. Quashaundria Williams, who had been deployed to South Korea, had been separated from her daughter, Shaumya Williams, for six months before...
The 7th Annual 100 Black Men Holiday Soiree was held at Central Station recently. Each year the organization alights upon the “newnownext” venue of the moment. So, it was no surprise that “The 100” christened the event space at one of the most recent and most exciting hotel spaces...
Many know Perry Eugene Wallace Jr. as the first African American to play basketball on scholarship in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). For me, he was a bigger-than-life extension of my family tree. Those two facts recently contributed to me being on stage at the National Civil Rights Museum for a...
Who says you can’t go home again? Before starring at Georgia Tech and playing overseas, Maurice “Moe” Miller was a prolific player at Raleigh Egypt High School, leading his team to the state basketball tournament before graduating in 2007. Miller returned to his Raleigh Egypt roots four years ago as a...
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Memphis keeps getting shine in the media -- one of the latest being the Stax Music Academy blowing up the stage on Ellen DeGeneres' "Greatest Night of Giveaways" on NBC Thursday night. By the time it was over, one young musician had tickets to the Grammys and a scholarship to...