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TV One Cancels Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now

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By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) The only Black daily newscast on television is no more. TV One is canceling Roland Martin’s morning show “NewsOne Now” due to budget cuts. “They called a meeting on Wednesday and told the staff they were canceling the show....

Harold Ford Jr. vows to sue after sexual misconduct allegation gets him fired

Harold Ford Jr. turned to Twitter on Thursday afternoon in response to sexual misconduct allegations that led Morgan Stanley to fire the former congressman, who represented the Ninth Congressional District that encompasses Memphis. “I will now be bringing legal action against the reporter who made...

JUSTICE FOR LORENZEN?

Year after year, Lorenzen Wright’s mother and other family members have gathered on the plaza outside of the FedExForum to fan the flame of interest in the former pro-basketball players unsolved homicide in July 2010. Technically, it was a cold case – a homicide without...

Council readies steps to repeal ranked-choice voting

Memphis City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to add a referendum to the next ballot in hopes of repealing instant runoff voting. “I’m proud of my council members,” Councilman Edmund Ford Jr. said. Ford has been nothing short of vocal about repealing instant runoff voting,...

PositiveWhilePOZitive: ‘You definitely can thrive with (HIV)’

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“I wasn’t expecting it to be me.” Former Friends For Life counselor Eddie Wiley was supposed to take an HIV test with a friend, who feared he might be positive. It was supposed to be a simple home test. His mind and heart racing, Wiley worried...

CNBC issues Memphis summons with the ‘burden of bias’ as real as ever

The Conference of National Black Churches will marshal its forces in Memphis on December 12-14 for the 2017 National Consultation – Race & Reconciliation: Part III. The watchwords for the event are “Overcoming the Burden of Bias.” It is set for the Hilton Memphis at...

Fre$h Fruit: Jaquiez Douglas

Memphis native Jaquiez Douglas has been acting for over 10 years. This year, the former Hamilton High School graduate (1997) and football player became SAG (Screen Actors Guild) eligible. Douglas’ improvisational verbal delivery helps him bring out the best – and often the worst...

Kyndall Harris: Dancing with Janet II

For Kyndall Harris, Memphis is "home" and when she hits the stage Wednesday night dancing at Janet Jackson's concert at the FedExForum she will be all about handling her business. At 14, Kyndall is a businesswoman. Her basic products are her talents, including the ability...

Craig Melvin reportedly in talks to replace Matt Lauer at ‘Today’

(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Save The Children)Craig Melvin, the Saturday co-host of the Today show, is reportedly in talks to replace Matt Lauer after Lauer was ousted from his anchor chair at NBC over allegations of sexual misconduct.According to Entertainment Tonight, the “MSNBC...

Atlanta Hasn’t Had a White Mayor Since 1974, and Tuesday’s Mayoral Race is So Close That It’s Headed for a Recount

On Wednesday morning the race for Atlanta’s may was still too close to call, but that didn’t stop candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms from claiming victory. “I am just in awe of what God is able to do,” she told cheering supporters early Wednesday at an...