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Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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Blessings invoked on city at annual prayer breakfast

There was no separation of church and state Tuesday morning during the 28th Annual Prayer Breakfast as pastors prayed fervently for the city and elected officials stirred supporters with projections and promises in the new year. It was a mix of church service and political...

‘ArtUp’ shows out in Orange Mound

A giant mural now stretches along the expanse of a corner at Lamar Ave. and Airways Blvd., the unofficial gateway into Orange Mound, Memphis’ first African-American community built by African Americans. It’s a bigger-than-life, explosion of vibrant color and artistry set against the backdrop of...

‘Victory!’ votes are in; 10 choirs to shine

Gospel music lovers bountiful in number have nominated, endorsed and named their picks for the inaugural “Victory! Gospel Music Series.” Votes for the most named choirs and crowd-pleasing favorites have been tallied. And 10 of Memphis’ best will take the stage to fill the coffers...

Institute for entrepreneurs opens for business January 7

Budding small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs have another option for jump-starting their vision of a thriving enterprise and successful self-employment in the soon-to-open Entrepreneur Training Institute (ETI). Founder and director Beverly H. Anderson will open ETI’s doors for the first time on January 7....

Retiring golf pro praised for decades of public service

The celebration was bittersweet as scores of golfers, longtime friends and co-workers filled The Links at Pine Hill clubhouse to honor retiring pro Charles Hudson.  For nearly three decades, the 74 year old has trained aspiring golfers, encouraged youngsters learning the game and nurtured a...

City council appointment process draws more condemnation, questions

The public chorus of groups and individuals dissatisfied with the moves the Memphis City Council has made to fill the vacant District 1 seat rang out again on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s council session. “The Memphis City Council did not follow their own process in...

Breast Cancer 901 Community Report puts mammogram access, breast cancer mortality rates in sobering context

The Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC) on Thursday released some alarming statistics for African-American women and breast cancer mortality rates in Memphis and Shelby County. The Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA), a 31-member, non-profit health services coalition, rolled out the MBCC in 2016 after a...

Memphis NAACP and TVA partner to lower utility bills

The Memphis Branch NAACP and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) rolled out a joint weatherization and energy efficiency initiative Tuesday evening to reduce utility bills significantly for all Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers. Nearly 50 attendees came to the learn some easy, practical ways to...

Police called after management-residents meeting blows up at Pendleton Place Apartments

This was, by no means, your ordinary, run-of-the-mill management meeting with property residents. Memphis Police were called to the Pendleton Place Apartments Tuesday afternoon as tempers flared, and the physical threat of assault broke out. What began as a “good-faith” attempt to hear the grievances...

ELMO LOVES YOU, MEMPHIS!: ‘Sesame Street in Communities’ brings early childhood learning to at-risk neighborhoods

A clearly jubilant spirit drew applause and cheers as a Tuesday morning press conference cited Memphis as the newest location for theSesame Street in Communities (SSIC) initiative. Local dignitaries, along with a Sesame Workshop representative, had words at the happy occasion. But the day was...