Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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Jesse Turner Jr. retires, bank in ‘good hands’

“Well, it was just time. Time to bring in new leadership to take us forward, time for me to move on to something else. This was just a good time to retire.” Spoken like a man who feels that 28 years leading the Tri-State Bank...

Services for former police director, security professional Melvin Burgess Sr. set for Thursday

Melvin Burgess Sr.
His was the textbook “local son makes good” story.  Melvin Burgess Sr. was born on May 23, 1938 to parents Katherine Gilder Burgess and Eddie Burgess. Like so many African-American families of that era in Memphis, hard work, education, faith in God and strong family...

Kennedy Democratic Organization co-founder, Charlie Morris, passes

Less than two months after seeing his brother’s 1939 lynching acknowledged by the Lynching Sites Project of Memphis, local activist Charlie Morris has passed away. He died Sunday at the age of 97. He was born in Arlington, Tenn., on Jan. 23, 1921. Young Charlie...

Pastor Kneeland looking toward retirement after health scare

Congregants were preparing to hear the Sunday morning sermon at Union Valley Baptist Church, an iconic landmark in the heart of South Memphis. Pastor H.O. Kneeland was reminding the church to pray for those on the “Sick and Shut-In List.” Before the Rev. Kneeland could...

The 800 Initiative hailed as a setup to win

The historic Universal Life Building at 480 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in ZIP Code 38126 is envisioned as a fitting place to nurture and develop African-American-owned businesses. On Tuesday, Mayor Jim Strickland and an array of business leaders rolled out “The 800 Initiative”...

Healing Center opens free clinic in Oakhaven

Bishop William Young and Pastor Dianne Young, graduates of Booker T. Washington High School, decided in 1991 to begin the Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church in the Oakhaven Community of Memphis. They chose a site previously occupied by a white congregation and a private...

Regional peronality Pam Chatman to be featured guest at Business Breakfast Industry Meeting on Saturday

Hundreds of women are expected to convene at the Hilton East Hotel for Saturday’s Business Breakfast Industry Meeting, with a red-carpet Mix-and-Mingle for regional celebrity personality, Pam Chatman. “Women from all over the southeast are expected at Saturday’s empowering event,” said Anner Echols of Dreamland...

At 21, Evan Nicole Fields is four months into the lifelong adventure of parenting — and she’s loving it

Being a first-time mom can be quite an emotional experience because -- as the saying goes — babies don’t come with instructions. And sometimes they come unexpectedly. Meet first-time mom Evan Nicole Fields, 2014 graduate of Cordova High School, and mom of 4-month-old Ayden...

Raising a ‘gifted’ child: Beginners class 101

School is winding down but it’s never too late to learn a few things. Today’s topic: How to raise a “gifted” child, taught by Sheila Joy-Martin. Joy-Martin, along with her husband, Larry Martin, are the parents of Memphis’ new “2-million-dollar girl,” Lauryn Martin. Lauryn snagged more...

THE MANY FACES OF MOTHERHOOD: Wisdom of the ages rests in 96-year-old mother

If ever a woman could be called “a mother among mothers,” Ora Dell Cooley Jackson would have to be considered one. She is everybody’s mother! At 96 (and celebrating another birthday in July “if the Lord lets me see it”), Mother Jackson came up from...