Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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National Teacher Day puts ‘team teachers’ in spotlight

Tuesday was National Teacher Appreciation Day, which accounts for the medals and certificates team-teachers Demeatrice Clark and Wanda Nash received from principal Noah Gordon at Memphis Business Academy Elementary School in the Berclair community. Gordon gave all of the school’s teachers a medal and a...

Eight, promising scholars named ‘Civic’ fellows

Memphis-area colleges are grooming some of the city’s most creative and innovative future leaders in civic responsibility.  Eight have been chosen for the inaugural class of the Civic Fellowship Program, an initiative of The Apex Institute. The new fellows were presented Wednesday at a “big...

‘Living wage’ for cafeteria workers draws united front

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris vows to “turn over every stone” to find funds to pay cafeteria workers a “living wage.”
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris made a Wednesday afternoon press conference about a war on poverty – a war that should be fought by all elected officials in Shelby County, he said. The gathering was about voicing support for a “living wage” for the 600-plus...

What was the African trade mission? And, what if it had worked?

Dedrick “Teddy” Withers’ vision – making Memphis an International World Trade Center – was glorious in its magnitude. A great pyramid was to be the headquarters of African nations trading and purchasing goods with American businesses. In 1974, Withers became the youngest person (22) elected...

Montessori school closing marks new beginning for senior educator

“Some dreams grab us by the heart when we are young, and they never let go,” said Evelyn Thorpe Hibbler, owner of the successful private school, 1st Class Montessori Preschool. “That’s kind of what happened to me. After 40 years of teaching and developing three-...

Episcopal bishop breaks race, gender barriers

“Now, let me get this straight. You are a successful attorney, making a good salary, and you are about to make partner, which will give you even more money,” Phoebe Roaf’s mother said. “But you want to leave all that, go to seminary for...

Manassas alum celebrate multiple wins in 2019

The roar of a thousand Manassas Tigers supporters echoed through the ballroom of the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis during the 26th Annual Unity Brunch last Saturday. “Our principal says that the state of our school is excellent,” said James Thompson, president of the Manassas Alumni...

‘Peace in the House’ employs star power to battle youth violence

Young people who grew up in the ‘70s would most likely remember the character and face of Ted Lange (pronounced Lunge) as Isaac Washington on “The Love Boat.” He was the only African-American member of the cruise staff, a big afro-wearing dude with the...

Hospital revival launches ‘Healthcare Legacy Awards’

Saturday was a day of “firsts” and “new beginnings” for the Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital effort as the project’s board of directors honored 13 physicians and healthcare advocates in the first class of Collins Chapel Healthcare Legacy Awards. Hundreds of CME officials and community supporters...

Moses running for mayor to ‘Move Memphis Forward’

Pamela Moses chose Good Friday to kick off her surprise mayoral run. Despite the unseasonably cold drizzle and dipping temperatures, the afternoon launch event, originally scheduled as an open-air, live music event in Handy Park on Beale Street, the campaign kickoff was held inside Club...