Thursday, January 20, 2022

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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NCRM a center of education and fellowship on King Day

Organizations and institutions all over the city honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday (Jan. 17), the national holiday named for the civil rights icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner. At the National Civil Rights Museum, over the course of the day, thousands tuned...

At-home testing set to become more readily available as the push to vaccinate continues

Online ordering for COVID-19 tests began on Wednesday (Jan. 19) amid a declaration by President Biden’s administration to purchase one billion tests to give to Americans, free of charge. That may make things a bit simpler and easier in Shelby County and myriad other places...

Massive march targeting poverty, low wages set for DC in June

“A Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls” is projected to usher thousands to the nation’s capital this June. Religious leaders, social activists and 200-plus partner organizations have launched coordinating committees from 45 states to bring...

COVID-19 UPDATE: County reopens testing centers amid thousands of daily infections

On Dec. 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projected the Omicron variant of COVID-19 could create a massive surge of cases in either January or April 2022. From the surging daily new-cases virus numbers locally over the first two weeks of 2022,...

Authorities jail two men suspected of killing Memphis rapper Young Dolph

UPDATED... The hunt for the ambush killers of Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., renowned as Memphis rapper Young Dolph, has yielded two men – Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith, who now are in jail on charges of first-degree murder. The apprehension of Johnson, 23, and Smith, 32,...

Church honors city’s youngest licensed pilot

Stephen Ferreira, the first student in Shelby County Schools to graduate with a private pilot’s license, was honored on Dec. 26 by Pastor Peris Lester I and the Mount Olive Cathedral CME congregation. “In light of all of the violence and the killing our young...

Moody moves forward with his desire to serve as county mayor

With the 2022 Democratic Primary now less than four months away, Ken Moody is taking a shot at convincing enough Shelby County voters that – as mayor – he can foster the unity needed for the county to move forward. An assistant to City of...

Jailed activist ‘P’ Moses and supporters point to ‘mistreatment’

Memphis activist Pamela “P” Moses remains locked in Shelby County Jail East, where she has been confined since her bond was revoked on December 10. Shelby County Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward revoked Moses’ bond and she is on course to remain in custody...

County taking a punch from COVID’s Omicron variant

Shelby County is riding a huge contagious wave of the Omicron variant, rendering thousands sick, mostly with mild symptoms and shorter quarantine times. Between Dec. 30 and Wednesday (Jan. 5), Memphis/Shelby County has averaged 2,351.7 new cases per day, according to the Memphis Shelby County...

A break in Young Dolph killing leads to suspect

U.S. Marshals have identified a 23-year-old with “ties to organized criminal gangs” as a suspect in connection to the ambush killing of Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., widely known as Memphis rapper Young Dolph. A warrant for first-degree murder has been issued for Justin Johnson.  U.S. Marshals,...