Tuesday, December 6, 2022

DeJa Simpson

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MPLOY rocks – and I was in position to know!

The MPLOY Youth Summer Experience is a locally funded initiative administered by the Memphis Office of Youth Services, which provides Memphis youth ages 14 to 22 with meaningful and rewarding summer experiences. My time in MPLOY has been a very great experience. I was involved...

Memphis Fire Department intern makes heroic response to wreck

The call Memphis Fire Department Lt. Major McNeil received was from KayLee Mosley, an intern with MFD. However, this was not an ordinary work-related call. Mosley calmly told him that she had witnessed a vehicle accident and that the driver was not responsive. McNeil asked...

Praise-filled days accent National Baptist Congress Convention

During the National Baptist Congress Convention 2018, I attended the Youth Rally on day four of the five-day gathering. In attendance were gospel musician Johnathan McReynold, Israel “Izzy” Idonjine, former NFL player from the “Chicago Bears” and founder and CEO of Blessed Communion. Idonjine’s...

‘Club Lorraine’ at the National Civil Rights Museum

I arrived early to Night at the Loraine – year three – at the National Civil Rights Museum last Saturday. Outside, tables were set up with fancy tablecloths. A band was setting up in preparation for a performance of songs particularly selected to move...

Plan ahead – the Juneteenth Urban Music Festival is set for June 15-17

“Juneteenth is about freedom, and you are free to be whomever you want to be, so just do it baby,” said Telisa Franklin, president of the Juneteenth Urban Music Festival. The 26th annual Memphis celebration in connection to Juneteenth will be observed at Robert R....