Metro Memphis

Saturday was a day of “firsts” and “new beginnings” for the Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital effort as the project’s board of directors honored 13 physicians and healthcare advocates in the first class of Collins Chapel Healthcare Legacy Awards. Hundreds of CME officials and community supporters filled Germantown’s Great Hall for...
Pamela Moses chose Good Friday to kick off her surprise mayoral run. Despite the unseasonably cold drizzle and dipping temperatures, the afternoon launch event, originally scheduled as an open-air, live music event in Handy Park on Beale Street, the campaign kickoff was held inside Club Handy. Friends and supporters offered an...
What began as a motley few dressed in African garb walking to the beat of an African drum has grown 33 years later to an international, culturally-diverse festival that attracts thousands of revelers each year at Robert Church Park in downtown Memphis. An African country is featured each year. The...
With the stakes high, MLGW president and CEO J.T. Young has outlined a framework for taking community input into the merit of sticking with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for electric power or forging a new partnership. Young gave a glimpse of the path forward at a Power Breakfast for...
The Memphis Branch NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Luncheon will be held on Saturday (April 20) and giving the keynote address will be Tamika Mallory, national co-chair of the Women’s March. The Guest House at Graceland is the venue, with the luncheon set to begin at at 11:30 a.m. The Women’s March...
On Thursday (April 18), four Memphis nonprofits will be uplifted themselves with the first Uplift the Community grants. Building Blocks Mentoring Program; Principles of Manhood; Safeways Direct Blight Action Program; and Strong Tower, Staying Power will be presented with their Uplift the Community grants at 11 a.m. at the Memphis...
With its funding expiring, a Memphis program for students coming out of juvenile detention could end soon, despite a three-year record of job placement and low recidivism. The $1.2 million federal grant for Project Stand expires this summer. The U.S. Department of Education, which funnels Justice Department funds to programs,...
]A new system for collecting yard debris and outside-the-cart items will be in use by the City of Memphis’ Division of Solid Waste starting May 1. “At its core, city government’s job is to provide top quality, reliable service to our residents,” said Mayor Jim Strickland. “With this new improvement...
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! Are you a history buff? Perhaps...
Three days on the job as CEO/president of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Jeff Lyash on Wednesday afternoon was fielding media questions in the 8th floor conference room of TVA’s new office space at 100 Peabody Place in Downtown Memphis. Lyash, who succeeded William D. Johnson, is the former president/CEO of...