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From the moment Alice Faye Hudson knew she was adopted, she dreamed of meeting her biological mother. Now, 70 years after being born in Missouri and being handed off to a stranger, Hudson has not only found her mother but her five living siblings as well. Hudson’s story starts with...
Churches have traditionally catered to its more seasoned members in the past, with younger churchgoers waiting in the wings to be seen and heard. Millennials are waiting no longer, forcing churches to either step up to include them or risk losing their presence and membership. There are 79 million millennials...
Dedric Pearson, an insurance consultant for Pete Mitchell and Associates, Inc. has been elected president of the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Tennessee. Pearson was elected to the position at the 84th annual state convention in on June 20. PIA of Tennessee is an association of independent insurance agents who...
Faith leaders from various Memphis-area churches and denominations have designated Saturday, July 13 as a day of preaching to promote unity and instill hope. Called “Preach Out,” eight pastors, accompanied by their choirs, will take turns preaching from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Longview Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church at...
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By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kamala Harris can't forget the older black woman she met in Iowa while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama before the state's 2008 caucus. "I remember her saying to me, 'They're not going to let him win,'" Harris recalled....
Legendary photojournalist Dr. Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prolific photographers to document the lives of African Americans in Memphis. A new book on Dr. Withers’ early work is in the works, but several photos need identification. That’s where YOU come in! Several weeks ago, we published the...
by Latrivia Welch I’m not the grill master at home, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t aspire to be one day. My husband has his own camouflage man-apron complete with beer inserts and a customized grill kit that is kept in an undisclosed location. Quite haughtily, he reigns supreme...
The following was first published in print and online for Independence Day 2018. Given the heated political environment, a sprawling filed of Democratic candidates for president and ongoing concerns about Russian interference in the 2020 election, we think it's timely to share this column from NNPA Award-winning columnist Lee...
“If Memphis Light Gas & Water’s utility rates are among the lowest in the country, why is my bill so darn high?” Whether you’ve asked yourself that question after opening your latest MLGW bill or gone a step further to complain to MLGW and/or city officials, it’s a question that...
The real-life drama that culminated with the removal of Confederate-era statues from what had been two Memphis-owned parks will be the subject of a play being developed by Ekundayo Bandele, founder and CEO of the Hattiloo Theatre. With Bandele and an associate, Johnny Jones, forming the creative team, the Hattiloo...