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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...

#ACCESS901: To the ‘Silence Breakers’ and silent sufferers

A haunting chorus of #metoo is echoing from sea to shining sea bringing attention to instances of harassment – impropriety at best – that have been taken on the chin by women for decades. Painfully and shamefully often, the offender and the offensive behavior have...

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...

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...

Conyers retires from Congress amid harassment allegations

By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Besieged by allegations of sexual harassment, Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned from Congress on Tuesday, bringing an abrupt end to the Detroit liberal's nearly 52-year career in the House. The 88-year-old civil rights leader becomes the highest-ranking figure on...

Oprah sells majority control of OWN in multi-million dollar deal

(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Oprah Winfrey has sold the majority control of the Oprah Winfrey Network. The sale was made to Discovery Communications for $70 million, meaning the company now has 75 percent ownership of the network. Previously, Oprah and Discovery had run the network with...