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Fred L. Davis: Turning 50 times three

For many 83-year-olds, some moments stay for a lifetime. Vivid memories rush back, filled with all the color and emotion of that moment. For Fred L. Davis, historic snippets of life 50 years ago remain present in his psyche, an intriguing catalog of dramatic...

Voices of reflection, hope resound at ‘The Dream Lives’ event

An impressive roster of heavy hitters delivered profoundly memorable moments during Monday night’s commemorative service observing the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Hyundai Motor America teamed up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Rainbow PUSH Coalition,...

Dr. King declared ‘resurrected’ by Rev. Jesse Jackson

“Atlanta was Dr. King’s ‘Bethlehem.’ The Lorraine Motel was his ‘Calvary’. We were not saved at Bethlehem. We were saved at Calvary. Resurrection only comes after death. Dr. King has been resurrected. Dr. King’s spirit yet lives here in Memphis.” The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson...

MLK50: Do the issues of ’68 still dog AFSCME 1733?

The nation’s “drum major for justice” interrupted his Poor People’s Campaign in 1968 to join the city’s public works employees in a strike for higher pay and more humane working conditions. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,who declared that he was “not fearing any man,”  because...

Moving beyond the grief: SCLC vision must go on

The first reaction was shock. Stunned silence robbed family and friends of any words. Then came the tears. There would be lots and lots of tears. Deep and utter sadness and disbelief yoked a heavy burden on those who knew and loved President Dwight...

“Voices for Justice” to speak at St. Mary

Saturday, April 7, will be a day of remembrance for hundreds of Memphians as they commemorate the 1968 Ministers March from St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral to City Hall downtown. The occasion is an official MLK50-sanctioned event, organized by Voices For Justice in the Mid-South (VFJMS)...

Mosley-Galloway a lesser-known champion among women

U.S. presidents have proclaimed the month of March as Women’s History Month since 1988. Heroines of eras past are lauded and celebrated as icons of courage and strength in the face of adversity. The names are well-known and reverently spoken. But millions more are loved...

LEGACY: Mark Neely of Memphis BBQ fame dead at 55

“Mark was devoted to his children and his dogs,” said brother Pat Neely, best-selling author and The Food Network personality. ”He wanted to run the restaurant, but not at the expense of his children. They were always there with him. He even chose the...

During MBRW, getting ‘slammed’ is a good thing for eateries

It’s that time of year again! A local foodie’s paradise week and delightful, new dining experiences for the rest of us. Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) 2018 started Monday, March 5 and runs through Sunday, March 11. And locals “foodies” get the opportunity to celebrate...

Memphis Black Restaurant Week offers “foodies” a festival of flavors

It’s that time of year again! A local foodie’s paradise week and delightful, new dining experiences for the rest of us. Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) 2018 started Monday, March 5 and runs through Sunday, March 11. And locals “foodies” get the opportunity to celebrate...
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