Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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Retiring golf pro praised for decades of public service

The celebration was bittersweet as scores of golfers, longtime friends and co-workers filled The Links at Pine Hill clubhouse to honor retiring pro Charles Hudson.  For nearly three decades, the 74 year old has trained aspiring golfers, encouraged youngsters learning the game and nurtured a...

City council appointment process draws more condemnation, questions

The public chorus of groups and individuals dissatisfied with the moves the Memphis City Council has made to fill the vacant District 1 seat rang out again on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s council session. “The Memphis City Council did not follow their own process in...

Breast Cancer 901 Community Report puts mammogram access, breast cancer mortality rates in sobering context

The Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC) on Thursday released some alarming statistics for African-American women and breast cancer mortality rates in Memphis and Shelby County. The Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA), a 31-member, non-profit health services coalition, rolled out the MBCC in 2016 after a...

Memphis NAACP and TVA partner to lower utility bills

The Memphis Branch NAACP and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) rolled out a joint weatherization and energy efficiency initiative Tuesday evening to reduce utility bills significantly for all Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers. Nearly 50 attendees came to the learn some easy, practical ways to...

Police called after management-residents meeting blows up at Pendleton Place Apartments

This was, by no means, your ordinary, run-of-the-mill management meeting with property residents. Memphis Police were called to the Pendleton Place Apartments Tuesday afternoon as tempers flared, and the physical threat of assault broke out. What began as a “good-faith” attempt to hear the grievances...

ELMO LOVES YOU, MEMPHIS!: ‘Sesame Street in Communities’ brings early childhood learning to at-risk neighborhoods

A clearly jubilant spirit drew applause and cheers as a Tuesday morning press conference cited Memphis as the newest location for theSesame Street in Communities (SSIC) initiative. Local dignitaries, along with a Sesame Workshop representative, had words at the happy occasion. But the day was...

When the choirs sing, ‘Victory’ will be at hand

It was inevitable. With Memphis being a virtual hotbed of raw, musical talent with scores of singers, songwriters, producers and arrangers, and being known as the cradle for nurturing phenomenal talent and launching renowned, award-winning, gospel choirs and careers, it was bound to happen...

FREDERICK O. HARDEMAN: Confronting a legacy of financial illiteracy

According to a recent study by the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA), two-thirds of Americans cannot pass a financial literacy test. Such tasks as devising a budget, computing interest on a loan, maintaining a savings account, understanding how investments and the stock market work, balancing...

Grandson of legendary Tri-State Defender editor blazes his own trail through music

One was a significant figure in the civil rights era; the other a young, accomplished music scholar who joined the prestigious Detroit Symphony Orchestra this fall. Both men distinguished themselves as artists: one a writer and photographer and the other a master of wind instruments....

It’s official: end of the road for SCS Supt. Dorsey Hopson

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson II ended months of speculation Tuesday afternoon with a press conference announcing his resignation. Whispered speculation over the past several months not only had him resigning from his SCS post, but rumblings also had him taking the state’s top...