Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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Welcome reception sets tone for Greeks united in purpose

National Pan-Hellenic Council of Memphis President Darrell Catron and his delegation beat out the favored city of Baltimore and won their bid to bring the 2019 Biennial National Pan-Hellenic Council to Memphis. Swagged out in their Greek colors, members of the “Divine 9” – moniker...

Language classes broadening world of Memphis Business Academy students

Shunskis Hamilton knew it could be done. She knew her Frayser students could excel in studying other languages and cultures. Broadening their exposure beyond Memphis and the U.S. meant opening up exciting avenues to living and working in an increasingly global society. “We are proud...

‘Divine 9’ leaders capture spotlight at Greeks’ 69th national conference

Seven hundred-plus leaders of African-American sororities and fraternities are slated to occupy Downtown Memphis at the 69th Biennial National Leadership Conference -- a four-day affair (October 17-20) hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Memphis and the D9 Foundation of Memphis. The National Pan-Hellenic Council,...

‘Nobody is cooking the numbers’…crime down 6 percent, says Police Director Rallings

Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings was the weekly meeting highlight of the Frayser Exchange Club Foundation Thursday afternoon at Impact Church. “I doubt if I will get to my notes today,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting to go in the direction I’m going in.” The...

Pastor Darryl McDonald’s journey is a measure of men and fellowship

The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at First Baptist Church Bartlett has been encouraging boys and men for 12 years. Pastor Darryl McDonald largely credits his father, Webber McDonald. At a point when McDonald was adrift and detached from his morally-centered upbringing, his father’s care served as...

Unity press event advances ‘Walk For Peace and Memphis Family Day’

A diverse gathering of concerned leaders and community activists are heralding “Walk For Peace and Memphis Family Day” on October 12. Details were shared Friday morning at the Unity Press Conference held on the grounds of Wooddale High School where the actual Walk For Peace...

With ‘respect’ for the process, Herenton bows to voters’ decision

Dr. Willie W. Herenton's mayoral-bid supporters filled his Westwood headquarters Thursday evening full of hope and dreaming of another history-making night, but it was not to be. Very early after the polls closed and the precinct results started to roll in, it became clear that...

Sawyer: ‘We didn’t quit, no matter what’

Seven months ago Tami Sawyer launched a Memphis mayoral campaign that championed the slogan “We Can’t Wait” and with some it caught fire - but not nearly enough for the first-term Shelby County Board of Commissioners member to get anywhere close to victory. Set in...

LeMoyne-Owen College unveils $1.2 million funding campaign

Students, faculty, local alumni, and community supporters convened on the grounds of LeMoyne-Owen College to launch “The 2020 Inaugural National Annual Fund Campaign” last Friday, to raise an unprecedented $1.2 million. The rally-styled event featured rousing numbers from the school’s band, inspiring, Negro-spiritual standards by...

Putting breast cancer survival in ‘A Family Affair’ context

The takeaways were many and varied as survivors and advocates gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate the sacrifices of time and resources by family members who stand alongside breast cancer patients. "Surviving Breast Cancer: It’s A Family Affair” was a learning collaborative open to the public...