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Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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Healing Center opens free clinic in Oakhaven

Bishop William Young and Pastor Dianne Young, graduates of Booker T. Washington High School, decided in 1991 to begin the Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church in the Oakhaven Community of Memphis. They chose a site previously occupied by a white congregation and a private...

Regional peronality Pam Chatman to be featured guest at Business Breakfast Industry Meeting on Saturday

Hundreds of women are expected to convene at the Hilton East Hotel for Saturday’s Business Breakfast Industry Meeting, with a red-carpet Mix-and-Mingle for regional celebrity personality, Pam Chatman. “Women from all over the southeast are expected at Saturday’s empowering event,” said Anner Echols of Dreamland...

At 21, Evan Nicole Fields is four months into the lifelong adventure of parenting — and she’s loving it

Being a first-time mom can be quite an emotional experience because -- as the saying goes — babies don’t come with instructions. And sometimes they come unexpectedly. Meet first-time mom Evan Nicole Fields, 2014 graduate of Cordova High School, and mom of 4-month-old Ayden...

Raising a ‘gifted’ child: Beginners class 101

School is winding down but it’s never too late to learn a few things. Today’s topic: How to raise a “gifted” child, taught by Sheila Joy-Martin. Joy-Martin, along with her husband, Larry Martin, are the parents of Memphis’ new “2-million-dollar girl,” Lauryn Martin. Lauryn snagged more...

THE MANY FACES OF MOTHERHOOD: Wisdom of the ages rests in 96-year-old mother

If ever a woman could be called “a mother among mothers,” Ora Dell Cooley Jackson would have to be considered one. She is everybody’s mother! At 96 (and celebrating another birthday in July “if the Lord lets me see it”), Mother Jackson came up from...

Memphis in May powers forward

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With a promotional brainstorm and the determination of its first executive director, Martha Ellen Maxwell, the Memphis in May International Festival debuted in the early 1970s. The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce devised plans to host a promotional festival to tout the many cultural events...

Fun, food, and ‘fiscal fitness’ set for Black Family Day 2018

Black Family Day 2018 will be the biggest, single annual event celebrating the “black family unit” by Memphis Chapter Jack & Jill of America, Inc. “Sunday will mark the 31st Black Family Day event, but never have we hosted on this level,” said Vanecia Belser...

Candidates provide District 7 voters with a range of options Clerk’s office

Four candidates – three Democrats and a lone Republican – are asking voters in the Shelby County Board of Commissioners’ District 7 for support in clearing the first election hurdle to representing the district contained within ZIP code 38108. The Democratic Primary is contested territory...

The art of caregiving: ‘blessing, not a burden’

So… an aging parent begins to slip into the gloomy abyss of dementia. Say, a mother. At first, forgetting little things like where she laid the car keys are easily hidden. But the disease gradually starts to encroach on the simplest of tasks. A...

Forums, registration drives, social media blitzes power voter-engagement pitch

More than four million 17-year-olds will turn 18 prior to the 2018 midterm elections. The new voters’ block has the potential to become one of the most powerful electoral players before 2022. Pressuring elected officials to pass gun-control legislation is a leading issue. During last...
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