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Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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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...

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...