Friday, June 18, 2021

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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‘Mrs. Daisy Orange Mound Grill’ still thriving after 1942 grand opening

For generations, Daisy Miller has fed Orange Mound families with down-home, authentic soul food.  Her Orange Mound Grill stands as a monument and historic remnant of the flourishing “Orange Mound, TN” of the early 20th century. “We used to have two theaters here in Orange Mound,”...

Serving ex-felons through ministry

Everybody deserves a second chance, if you ask Bishop David Allen Hall of Temple Church of God in Christ.  And on June 19, ex-offenders will graduate from the training and behavior intensive Final Escape program Hall has spearheaded. On May 15, the Final Escape program, which...

‘From Memphis to the World’ debuts for African American Music Appreciation Month

June is “African-American Music Appreciation Month” and Memphis is the epicenter of southern festivities. “From Memphis to the World” will stage a series of celebrations, hosted by 16 Bars Entertainment, LLC, a music, film and television production company. The June 1 kickoff at the iconic Handy...

On-site pushback surfaces as removal begins of Confederate general’s remains

Three-plus years after an equestrian monument to Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was removed from Health Sciences Park in the Medical District, work has begun to relocate the remains of Forrest and his wife. The relocation work began Tuesday and – like the removal of...

COVID-19 UPDATE: Call for ‘Personal responsibility’ is working for Shelby County residents

As vaccination numbers climb, new daily cases of COVID-19 are falling, according to Shelby County Health Department statistics. A total of 662,594 vaccines have been administered; 359,635 people have now been fully vaccinated.  Full vaccinations consist of two vaccine shots taken weeks apart. Pfizer and Moderna...

Abundant Earth Global CDC to open farmers market in Frayser food desert

Abundant Earth Global CDC  will launch Good Works Farmers & Flea Market on Saturday (May 29) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  in the parking lot of Abundant Earth’s headquarters at 847 Whitney Ave.  “The Farmer’s Market is the premiere component of Abundant Earth’s broad...

Taking stock of where we are now and what’s next

Despite the plummeting number of new daily cases of COVID-19 and the lifting of a mask mandate in Shelby County, Mayor Jim Strickland is not ready to give a complete “all-clear” to the city of Memphis. Strickland on Tuesday (May 25) released an executive order...

Pastor ‘pays the price’ for heading civil rights group

In a former life, Pastor Walter Womack of Faithful Baptist Church was the “right-hand man” to the late Rev. Dwight Montgomery, the outspoken, long-time president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Memphis Chapter.  Today, as the organization’s leader, Womack is finding there is a...

Prosperity, promotion amid pandemic at New Sardis

Three years ago in March, Pastor Darell Harrington took the mantle of leadership at New Sardis Baptist Church from his mentor and “spiritual” father, Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr. All was well as Harrington’s second anniversary approached in March 2020. Then, the pandemic hit, affecting...

Prairie View ‘Ques’ stamp Memphis reunion with service, tourism

The men in the Spring 1990 line of the Rho Theta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. staged their 31st-year reunion in Memphis over the weekend. And residents at Room In The Inn are glad they did. “Volunteers are the heart of Room In...