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‘The Memphis I Love’ exhibit shows self-taught photographer pushing past fear

Whether it’s from the 47th floor in one of Memphis’ tallest towers or clambering through sunflower fields, Adarryll Jackson Sr. is capturing all the moments behind the lens of his Nikon D7100 and seizing his dream of being a photographer. Rejection and judgment are inevitable...

Robots help students bridge STEM Gap

Randall Phillips can’t contain his excitement about Amazon’s plans for a Memphis distribution facility, albeit for different reasons than most Bluff City residents. “Amazon has confirmed they are bringing a $72 million plant to Memphis. Inside the plant are little orange robots with tall handles...

Three choices – not one – now set for the first days of early voting.

When early voting opens for the Aug. 2 election, registered voters can choose to cast ballots at one of three locations – Abundant Grace Fellowship Church at 1574 E Shelby Dr., New Bethel Baptist Church at 7786 Poplar Pike and at 980 Nixon Dr.,...

Addressing the gap between employers and ex-offenders

We’ve all made mistakes and have been in need of second chances, right? Ex-offender Jerald Trotter feels the same way. He hasn’t been able to get a job after serving 13 years for a second-degree murder conviction in 2000. Officials with the Tennessee Department of...

‘Beyond Parity’ theme shapes Economic Development Forum

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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...

Summer GLAM camp shows girls the power of self-reflection

“You are the most important person in your life. If you don’t put your oxygen mask on first, you can’t save anyone else.” This message by Jennifer McDaniels, life coach and mother-in-law of Tarik Black, a center for the NBA’s Houston Rockets and a Ridgeway...

Cut to the chase: meat department manager role fits Carly Milner

Walk into the meat department in the Cash Saver at 1620 Madison Ave. and you are likely to find Carly Milner breaking barriers in her signature red boots. Milner, according to storeowner Rick James’ account, is the first – and only – African-American female managing...

Police still seeking tips in Laylah Washington homicide

“If you know something, say something,” said Memphis Police Department Homicide Bureau Major Lambert Ross as he pleaded for help in the unsolved homicide case of two-year-old Laylah Washington during a Wednesday morning press conference. Washington was shot and killed a year ago June 13. “We...

Zetas pitch in with noted sexual abuse survivor to raise awareness

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. raised $1,000 during sexual assault, abuse and violence month in April and will be presenting the check to the Shelby County Crime Victims Center and Rape Crisis Center on June 14. Latricia Thomas, a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,...