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Robert R. Church, Sr. Awards coupled with a ‘Celebration of Diversity’ at MMBC Continuum annual event

A “Celebration of Diversity” was the theme as the Mid-South Minority Business Council (MMBC) Continuum held its annual Robert R. Church, Sr. Achievement Awards luncheon and celebration at the Holiday Inn – University of Memphis last week (Nov. 16). The tone was set at the...

MLGW honors local businesses, employees at 25th annual Flame and Spark Awards

Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) held its 25th annual Flame and Spark Awards on Nov. 3 at Downtown’s Halloran Center for Education and Performing Arts. The event kicked off with a red carpet and reception for attendees to meet and greet before the awards...

Grant program rolls out as Ford moves to funnel Blue Oval benefits

Social and economic mobility – along with “general community betterment” – form the underpinning for the $1M capital grant program that the Ford Motor Company Fund has rolled out for West Tennessee nonprofits. The Ford Motor Company Fund is the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor...

Memphis Small Business Quarterly says farewell with focus on National Black Business Month

With National Black Business Month setting the context, Writing by Design Media, Inc., a public benefit corporation, will celebrate the fifth anniversary and the final edition of Memphis Small Business Quarterly. The print-plus-digital publication highlights the entrepreneurial journeys of Black entrepreneurs. Muggin Coffeehouse, a Black-owned coffee...

Probing ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘All Lives Matter’

Black Lives Matter has been top of mind for many Americans since the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and more recently the death of George Floyd captured on video in May. BLM originated in 2015 with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter. Today it's a central element...

‘ORRdinary Lessons’ written for troubling times

After 31 years of preaching the gospel, Pastor Bartholomew Orr, senior pastor of Brown Baptist Church in Southaven, MS., has taken the advice from one of his former professors at Christian Brothers University to place his writings, sermons and thoughts into a book. On Sept....

LeMoyne-Owen College ceremony marks 400-year odyssey of Africans in America

It was 400 years ago when the first Africans arrived in Jamestown, Va., marking the beginning of institutionalized slavery.  To commemorate this historical moment locally, the Memphis Branch of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History gathered at LeMoyne-Owen College on Monday...

LeMoyne-Owen College salutes retiring Alumni Affairs Director Frankie Jeffries

LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni Affairs Director Frankie Jeffries was the centerpiece of a goodbye-and-farewell celebration last Friday. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends gathered in the Dorothy Harris Lounge for her retirement ceremony. The room was filled to capacity as National Alumni President Jesse Chatman opened...

FLASHBACK: Hats and Hot Tea outreach serves homeless on Black Friday

Traditionally, Black Friday has been the day to get up early and start shopping for the Christmas holidays. People have been known to camp out to get the lowest-priced deals of the year. Fortunately, there are others who’d rather focus on giving than getting...

Honoring ‘Coach’ Johnson while helping others

Over the years, legendary LeMoyne-Owen College basketball coach Jerry C. Johnson has meted out reams of advice and there are plenty of people to attest to his life-altering influence. The Centennial Birthday Celebration for Johnson is slated for June 20 at the Holiday Inn-University of...