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Among the passengers that got off the Greyhound bus from Oklahoma about noon last Saturday were immigrants freshly released from detention centers near the U.S. southern border. Most did not speak English; many were children. A translator worked from one passenger or group of passengers to another and then told...
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The Mid-South Minority Business Council (MMBC) Continuum’s 11th annual Economic Development Forum got underway at the Guest House at Graceland on Tuesday. The three-day forum puts weight on the importance of creating an inclusive economy for minority and women business enterprises (MWBE) and notes the lack thereof – hence...
“I loved her, and I loved our boys,” said Jattir Ragland. “That’s really all I have to say right now. The truth will come out. God will make certain that the truth comes out.” Those are the words of a grieving father, who lost his family last Friday when his...
While African Americans make up nearly 70 percent of the Memphis population, the ability to wield that strength is marginalized if there is not a show of force at the polls. Early voting now is underway for federal, state and municipal elections for the upcoming November 6 election. Registered voters can...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris this week announced his choice of Phyllis Aluko to serve as the next chief public defender. If approved by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, Aluko would become the first African-American female to serve in the role. “The Law Office of the Shelby County Public Defender...
The Best in Black Awards are TONIGHT! Who will win? Check out this listing of the BIBA Finalists, and be sure to get your tickets for the Best In Black Awards here! And be sure to be at Clayborn Temple on Saturday, Oct. 20 for BIB Events starting at 5...
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 a similar position in the...
For anyone looking to level up her/his business, career or personal life, look no further. Cynthia Daniels has created a conference just for you. The Level Up Conference on Sept. 15 brings together 44 speakers and 12 panels for a day of learning and connectivity. Information is spread over four...
Earlier this year, the Rev. Jesse Jackson vowed to lead a march in Memphis if the city didn’t sufficiently close the gap in how it awards contracts to African American vendors and businesses. Well, the city has closed the gap — some. And at a press conference late Monday afternoon,...
Mark Neal has been the principal of Melrose High School in Orange Mound for four years. On Tuesday, he and several dozen students were combing an area of downtown in search of history. It was all around them. Melrose partners with Leadership Memphis and through that connection came an association with...