Friday, June 18, 2021

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Truth-telling songstress Toni Green emerges with new music project, video

Memphis-grown recording artist Toni Green is emerging from the health-conscious restrictions of a COVID-19 world with a remastered recording project and music video launch. “I grew up around Stax Recording greats, Willie Mitchell, Carla and Rufus, Al Green,” said the popular stage performer. “But, I’ve...

Local residents, businesses work to handle relaxed health guidelines

One week into the rescinding of the mask mandate in Shelby County and confusion about whether masks should be worn still abounds for many. “We can understand that some people are not real sure about when they can go without a mask, now that the...

Calling Gov. Lee – six state senators seek CRT-bill veto

Six members of the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus are urging Gov. Bill Lee to veto legislation they assert will diminish classroom discussions about race and the origins of racial disparity in America. In a letter forwarded on Monday (May 17), the Tennessee senators asked Lee...

River City Links forge collaborations supporting promising youths

Late April collaborations of The River City Links (TRCL) with two local entities kicked off with a little bit of fanfare and lots of style. Scholarship announcements at both the Collage Dance Collective and LeMoyne-Owen College made for a full day of generosity and goodwill...

Local filmmaker George Tillman hits cinema gold

“The Birth of Soul Music” screened at the Orpheum Theatre last weekend, kicking off with a live concert on May 7. Local film writer, George Whitaker Tillman Jr., showcased his latest documentary. Music lovers as well as history buffs came to check out the music...

Public masking relaxed as new directive takes effect

The new Shelby County Health Directive released on Wednesday was issued as other positive COVID-19 news is being reported. The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15, and children can receive the vaccine as early as Friday, May 14. Also, the national...

Former federal prosecutor Linda Harris announces run for DA

A small, but enthusiastic crowd of supporters gathered at the Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. Reflection Park for the kickoff of Linda Harris’ 2022 run for District Attorney in Shelby County. Harris touted her extensive background in civil rights and restorative practice training as exceptional...

Biden duo makes case for American Families Plan, infrastructure bill

Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, and Labor Secretary Martin Walsh touched down in Memphis last Thursday to tout President Joe Biden’s  “investment measures,” namely, the American Families Plan and the $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill. The pair staged a very public visit at...

Bigger-than-life adventurer Sherman Kilimanjaro ‘had fun on his way to heaven’

“If there’s one thing you can say about my brother, it’s that he had a lot of fun on his way to heaven,” said Vivian Jean Wilburn of her brother Sherman Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro died April 28 in Millington. He was 72. “He was a lover of...

Greg Peters of Memphis radio fame mourned by many across the city

Reflecting upon the death of radio personality Gregory Bernard Peters, Jeff Lee, co-host of the Fun Afternoon Show on radio station WDIA, said, “It was magical.” “I couldn’t have asked for a better radio personality to work with,” said Lee. “I would throw it to...