Florence Howard

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Freelance writer and author

If it seems like Memphis Mayor Paul Young is everywhere, it’s because he kinda is

On Wednesday, February 28, the Black Business Association of Memphis held a meet and greet hosted by Brian Clay, CEO of Greater Memphis Media, Inc., in his studio located at 494 North Hollywood.  The who's who invitation-only event included a taping of The Brian...

Memphis Islamic Center’s recent ‘Summit on Youth Violence’ seeks answers

Memphis Islamic Center recently hosted its first STEM4US Black History Month National Summit on Youth Violence. The conference, held Saturday, Feb. 17, was a comprehensive gathering of community leaders, and governmental and elected officials, including Memphis Mayor Paul Young. In addition to honoring Black History...

Recent ‘Love Yourself Event’ prioritizes, pampers and pleases participants

A couple of really great singers, after mentioning something about believing the children are the future and giving them a sense of pride, also said that learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all. Well, there was a lot of learning and loving...

UPDATED: Things to do on MLK Weekend

Martin Luther King Day is celebrated annually on the third Monday in January. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta. Below is a calendar of local MLK observances for this week: Jan. 11-15 – Volunteer Memphis MLK Days of Service. Volunteer...

Memphis Mayor Paul Young: ‘It’s time for us to step up’

Memphis Mayor Paul A. Young joined the pantheon of African American mayors of Memphis when he was sworn on New Year's Day, January 1, 2024. at the Cannon Center. And among his very first public remarks, Young announced that he and the Memphis City Council...