Sunday, April 11, 2021

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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“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...

Local GOP turns to South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott on Lincoln Day

Lee Mills knew the optics of this year’s Lincoln Day could not be ignored. The 43rd annual Lincoln Day event, sponsored by the Shelby County Republican Party, hosted Sen. Tim Scott as keynote speaker. Scott also happens to be the first African-American U.S. senator from...

Yearlong celebration marks 150th year at St. John M.B.C.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church is an historic landmark, not only in Memphis, but in the consciousness of the city’s collective church community. It was a heady time in 1868 when St. John was organized by “a faithful few.” Memphis, like so many other Southern...

New day dawns for historic Universal Life building in Downtown Memphis

When the oppressive grip of Jim Crow imposed racial prejudice and societal exclusion upon millions of African-Americans across the South, the traditions of collectivism and a deep sense of community created “a way up for blacks.” “We thrived in a world all our own, with...