Karanja A. Ajanaku

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At WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, dreaming is par for the course

I play at golf two or three times a week, often doing no more than trying to make myself better by chipping and pitching in Overton Park or hacking my way through nine holes at The Links at Pine Hill in South Memphis. Mediocre on...

Sherra Wright put in prison

“Sherra Wright has been transferred from Shelby County Jail East and is now in the custody of Tennessee Department of Corrections.” That’s the message posted on the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Twitter site on Friday. Wright pled guilty on Thursday for her part in the 2010...

The elusive search for closure in the Wright case

The word “closure” has draped around the brutal killing of Lorenzen Wright like the long-waited delivery of a made-to-order dress. Sherra Wright’s guilty plea brought the need for it home on Thursday. The ex-wife of the former NBA stalwart, University of Memphis star and hometown...

Sherra Wright pleads guilty in murder of Lorenzen Wright

Sherra Wright and Lorenzen Wright’s mother, Deborah Marion, stood a few feet apart in Criminal Court on Thursday and children is what kept the scenario from turning into a crime scene. Wright pleaded guilty on Thursday morning to charges associated with the killing of her...

Sunday on TSDRadio: Stork’s Nest

Tune in to TSDRadio on WLOK this Sunday at 5 p.m. for the next segment of "Where Do We Go From Here?" The topic is infant mortality, specifically an ongoing effort to address the challenge by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. through Stork's Nest, an...

Grant paves way to “Take ‘Em Down 901” one-act play

The real-life drama that culminated with the removal of Confederate-era statues from what had been two Memphis-owned parks will be the subject of a play being developed by Ekundayo Bandele, founder and CEO of the Hattiloo Theatre. With Bandele and an associate, Johnny Jones, forming...

Andrew Young draws upon experience to promote economic empowerment

If Memphis ever is to reach the level of Atlanta regarding “minority business ownership,” the word “intentionality” is going to have to be embraced at a far greater level. That was a message elevated to priority status during a Wednesday afternoon press conference associated with...

Film, fellowship puts Memphian Jamey Hatley on course for the big screen

Jamey Hatley is from Walker Homes and while debates still rage over whether that’s in Whitehaven or Westwood, there is no question that Hatley’s writing career is on an upward trajectory. Hatley is the recipient of the inaugural Indie Memphis Black Filmmaker Fellowship in Screenwriting....

Youth boxers from Memphis, Arkansas set to square off for Boxing at The Pipkin 4

Things will be a bit different when the gloves start flying in the next installment of the Boxing at the Pipkin series. First off, it will be a Saturday (June 8) and that’s a change from the Wednesday affairs that have packed the Pipkin Building...

Social justice warrior Alice Marie Johnson is dancing free

After 21 years in federal prison, Alice Marie Johnson sprinted across a roadway near where she had been locked up. Waiting were family, friends and social justice warriors. Last Friday and nearly a year later, many of those same people and many others were in...