Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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Pastors, Family Dollar set to talk about cleanliness, respect issues

Family Dollar officers are expected to meet this week with a group of Memphis pastors about cleanliness issues that have led to a call to boycott the discount, retail giant. When and where the meeting is to take place had not been disclosed to the...

Jam session strikes multicultural tone at North Library

The gang was all there – Memphis Ukulele Flash Mob, Men With Soul, Lewis Center Wolfpack, Riviera Holloway, Barbara Woods, Doris Webb, and Lazarus Settle. It was just another Saturday afternoon at the North Branch Library, but there was nothing ordinary about the Jam Session....

‘Live Rich Die Poor’: One-woman play spotlights life of author Zora Neale Hurston

When she was a struggling actress many years ago, Ann Perry Wallace dreamed of performing a one-woman play. This weekend, that dream will come true. “I was a struggling, young actress working in Chicago at Roosevelt University in international admissions, typing forms all day to...

‘Stork’s Nest’ grads grateful for prenatal program support

Trineka Hardrick graduated last Thursday (June 11), but there was no robe to don or a hat to toss in the air. She completed an eight-week course and now feels better prepared for her baby boy’s due date on Sept. 22. “This will be my...

Latin journalist Manuel Duran to apply for asylum after 15 months in immigration detention

A Wednesday morning press conference at the Latino Memphis office gave local media a first-hand look at Manuel Duran, the Latin journalist who was released on Thursday from an immigration detention center in Alabama. Duran had been detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Daughter finds mother seven decades later

From the moment Alice Faye Hudson knew she was adopted, she dreamed of meeting her biological mother. Now, 70 years after being born in Missouri and being handed off to a stranger, Hudson has not only found her mother but her five living siblings...

Millennials seek ‘relevant and authentic’ worship

Churches have traditionally catered to its more seasoned members in the past, with younger churchgoers waiting in the wings to be seen and heard. Millennials are waiting no longer, forcing churches to either step up to include them or risk losing their presence and...

Supporting sickle-cell research is a way of life for Christen Dukes

Christen Dukes, at age 21, is an accomplished musician and producer, a seasoned philanthropist and a 2019 graduate of Visible Music College Music College with a bachelors degree in music production. Oh, and one other important detail. Dukes was born with sickle cell anemia. “I’ve been...

Roadmap to success awaits dreamers at ‘The Black Box’ symposium

Winning business strategies and some “boss” financial moves will be offered to hundreds of aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs convening Saturday at the Black Box Entrepreneur Symposium. Featured guest speakers Kenneth M. Boggs II and Chris Bush of the Kenneth Boggs Group will headline an array...

Hattiloo Theatre panel explore 400 years of Africans in America

It was quite an extraordinary encounter: a Christian, a Muslim and a Spiritualist on a panel at the Hattiloo Theatre talking about their belief systems during a discussion framed against a backdrop of 400 years of Africans living in America. One truth outweighed every likely...