Thursday, January 20, 2022

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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Striking Kellogg employees agree to new contract

Striking Kellogg employees received an early Christmas present in the form of a new labor agreement announced Tuesday (Dec. 21) with the giant cereal maker. “Considering we rejected a contract two weeks ago under threat of being permanently replaced, this is a Christmas miracle, for...

Grand jury: first-degree murder is the charge former security guard must face for killing Alvin Motley Jr.

When former security guard Gregory Livingston goes to trial for having killed Alvin Motley Jr. this past summer, he now will have to answer for murder. This past Thursday (December 16), a Shelby County grand jury indicted Livingston on a charge of first-degree murder for...

Black farmers meeting in Memphis vow to keep going, growing

For three days this past week, 200-plus African-American farmers from across the southern states used the Hilton’s DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Memphis as a hub for growing their awareness about technology and other developments to increase the prospects of success. They assembled for the (Dec....

Mission Possible: COSM returns the love of Barbara Swearengen Ware

From its earliest years forward, Mission Possible: COSM (Church Outreach Service Mission) enjoyed the ardent support of former City Councilwoman Barbara Swearengen Ware. That longstanding association was a focal point of the group’s annual December fundraiser. Long-time supporters and community friends joined Mission Possible: COSM...

FFUN’s 4th annual Christmas toy giveaway set for this weekend

“It’s that time of year again,” said Stevie Moore, founder of Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives (FFUN). “We are giving away hundreds of toys this Saturday in our 4th Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway.” Moore staged the announcement at a Tuesday morning press conference at the organization’s...

‘Memphis Prayer 365’ kicks off declaration of spiritual warfare

Mid-South churches launched a united offensive Tuesday (Dec. 14) morning against crime, violence, poverty, sickness, and the rise of mental illness in Memphis.  Faith leaders and hundreds of their parishioners gathered along the riverfront to cheer a new initiative of prayer around the clock, seven...

Ruling on Pervis Payne re-sentencing set for Jan. 24

A two-day re-sentencing hearing before Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan for ex-death row inmate Pervis Payne on Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 13-14) featured compelling testimony from defense witnesses and family members of the victims Payne was convicted of killing. At stake is whether Payne, whose...

‘Gift of the Blessing’ ushers pre-teen forward

Twelve-year-old Lyric Osei (pronounced “oh-say”) recentlyhad the “Gift of the Blessing” bestowed upon her at Anointed Temple of Praise in the Hickory Hill community.  The bestowal came during an elaborate ceremony (Dec. 4) orchestrated by her mother, Regina Osei. “More than 30 years ago, I was...

Mississippi reports first omicron variant; ‘only a matter of time’ for Shelby County

The first case of the COVID-19 omicron variant was reported on Monday, Dec. 6 by the Mississippi State Health Department.  The individual testing positive for the variant was fully vaccinated and had recently traveled to New York. It was not clear if the patient took...

Striking Kellogg employees reject settlement offer

The Memphis spokesman for striking Kellogg Company employees said the latest settlement offer from the company was rejected unanimously because it was “just not enough.” Votes were cast last Sunday (Dec. 5) by the 1,400 Kellogg Company employees at Kellogg’s four U.S. cereal plants, located...