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Will pre-K put the city of Memphis back in the education business?

For the first time since the city of Memphis ceased funding schools after the historic merger of city and county districts, it’s looking into getting back into public education — by putting dollars into pre-K classrooms. Several members of the City Council say they will...

Memphis NAACP changes course, says ‘not right now’ to instant runoff voting

Back in 2008, the Memphis chapter of the NAACP got behind instant runoff voting for city elections. As America was on the brink of electing its first African-American president with the largest voter turnout in U.S. history, the idea was to capture the will...

I AM MEMPHIS?

By The Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Special to TSDMemphis.com Jesus was a poor black peasant preacher. Jesus led a religious and political revolution against Rome. Jesus’s revolutionary behavior and public proclamations got him executed – or what we’ve come to call “crucified” – by the...

Proposed ordinance would tighten rules for parades, demonstrations

A proposed ordinance introduced by Memphis City Council member Reid Hedgepeth could put tough restrictions on the way public assemblies are held in Memphis. On Tuesday, members of the Memphis Coalition of Concerned Citizens held a press conference outside City Hall where those against the...

GritGrindGrizz: Bickerstaff to coach Grizzlies for remainder of season

Citing a losing trend dating back to last season, Memphis Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace said that "it was time" to move on from former coach David Fizdale and announced J.B. Bickerstaff as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. "(Bickerstaff) was in...

Fizdale out as Grizzlies Head Coach

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Memphis Grizzlies have fired Head Coach David Fizdale Monday afternoon. Memphis has fired coach David Fizdale, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 27, 2017 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Associate head coach JB Bickerstaff will be promoted to Memphis' interim head coach,...

First Tennessee grant funds Orange Mound parent center

A charter school in Orange Mound has received a $5,000 grant towards the innovation of its parent resource center on Friday, November 17. Arrow Academy of Excellence was awarded the grant last Friday (November 17) from First Tennessee’s Community Development Fund, which was created to...

‘Mom’-inspired vision yields mass-choir music memory

Individuals and groups traveled from myriad places to be at New Salem Baptist Church last Saturday for Music From The Masses, the event designed to celebrate the Tennessee Mass Choir’s 27th anniversary. “To see history in the making with the uniting of legendary gospel mass...

SECHS students giving back on Giving Tuesday

The national movement known as Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28 and Southwest Early College High School (SECHS) students want to thank Southwest Tennessee Community College and the community for their support in its inaugural year. The students will be giving back with a special after-school...

Chat and code workshop came power ready

The invitation was to come chat with Black Girls Code and “some powerful women of color in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The annual event was held at the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering last Saturday. The audience included parents and girls from ages...