Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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Superlo brings big-box grocery back to Orange Mound

The building at Lamar and Airways is an ideal location for a full-service grocery store – and for many years, Kroger was that store, serving the residents of nearby Orange Mound. So when Kroger announced it was vacating the store in early 2018, the...

Orange Mound residents fired up about crematorium proposal

When Anastasia Davis sent out hundreds of letters to Orange Mound residents to introduce herself and a proposed crematorium in their community, she had no idea of the firestorm awaiting her. “I was truly hurt,” she said. “All of these elected officials and community leaders...

LEGACY: Bishop William Graves

Only moments after the burial of Bishop E. Lynn Brown on Saturday, the passing of  Bishop William Graves sent more shockwaves through the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Bishop Lawrence Reddick posted a statement on the CME website Saturday afternoon: “Dear CME Family, Bishop William H. Graves,...

Montessori school founder celebrates 28th anniversary

When a private, Montessori-based school turns 28, a celebration – complete with cake, games and lots of fun – becomes the order of the day as was the case recently at 1st Class Montessori School. “It’s been a long road, but God was with me...

LEGACY: James A. Perkins, FedEx’s first African American SVP and chief human resources officer

No African American had ever been a senior vice president or a chief human resources officer at FedEx before James A. Perkins, who passed away this week. “He was a very tough act to follow,” said Janie Mennis of FedEx. “I had the pleasure of...

LEGACY: Controversial public housing tenant leader, James Robinson, passes in North Carolina

A community leader and a voice for change to some, former Citywide Residents Council (CRC) President James Robinson passed away recently in North Carolina, with services planned for Memphis. He was 67. “He had moved to North Carolina with one of his daughters,” said...

LEGACY: Bishop E. Lynn Brown

When one has touched the lives of many and come through – time and again – in challenging circumstances, the news of his/her passing tends to spur a flow of condolences and fond remembrances. Such is the case with Bishop Edward Lynn Brown. Known by...

Meet Horace Taylor, candidate for President of the United States of America

Career military man Horace Taylor is knee-deep in a bid – his own – for the presidency of the United States. Nope, he’s never run for public office. Yes, he’s all the way serious and official. “I read every thing I could get my hands...

At LeMoyne-Owen, protest gives way to constructive conversation

The South Memphis-based campus of LeMoyne-Owen College has been the setting in the last few days for a real-life drama in which administration moves deemed necessary in challenging times are being adjusted to by concerned members of the student body. Faced with a million-dollar shortfall...

Omega Psi Phi men pumped for first district-wide blood drive

The men of Omega Psi Phi, Inc., in the Fifth District, will mark their Annual Achievement Week with the first annual district-wide blood drive on Thursday Nov. 14. “Locally, we have one or two blood drives a year, but this is our very first district...