Sunday, November 28, 2021

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Morant goes down – and out – as Grizzlies get blown away by Atlanta’s Hawks

by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- The shockwave of franchise point guard Ja Morant being aided to the locker room and the Atlanta Hawks’ efficient offensive attack punctuated the Memphis Grizzlies’ blowout loss (132-102) on Saturday night. Known for his signature attacks on the rim, Morant sprained...

STUDY: Probing regional differences of when Blacks go to church

by Jeff Diamant and Besheer Mohamed -- Worship habits among Black Christians in the South, where African-American churches date back to the 1770s, have long differed from practices of Black Americans in other parts of the United States. Contrasting styles of worship were a source of tension...

A prayer of condemnation, confession and commitment

With concern mounting about crime and gun violence, Memphis City Councilman J B Smiley Jr. organized a city-wide prayer service held at New Salem M.B.C. on Tuesday. The Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher offered this prayer: "Holy God, creator, and sustainer of all life, in...

Grizzlies’ loss to Raptors was a tale of when things fall apart

by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- The Memphis Grizzlies were playing like a team with a win clearly in sight. The offense flowed seamlessly as the defense played lights-out. All of that was before the dogged pursuit of Toronto’s Raptors ran them off the road to...

Black Men Deserve to Grow Old

by Brianna Smith-Herman -- On August 22, Jermia Jerdine, whose brand name is Mia Jaye, Young Dolph’s longtime girlfriend and mother of his children, initiated the Black Men Deserve to Grow Old Campaign, under her Respectfully Mom-E-O brand. The campaign, which incorporates the selling of "Black...

Boys experience the transition to men at Westwood High event

by Najee El-Amin -- A select group of young men at Westwood High School symbolically transitioned into manhood during A Rite of Passage: From Boys to Men, which took place at the school.  Seniors and student-athletes dressed in their best button-down shirts adorned the auditorium...

Judicial difference-makers saluted at Southern Justice Summit Awards

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ office recently honored four individuals for their efforts to bring more fairness to the criminal justice system during the second annual Southern Justice Summit Awards ceremony.  The virtual event (Nov. 19) was streamed live on YouTube and brought together some...

Council gains more say-so on pipelines with ordinance

by James Coleman -- Memphis City Council members last week strengthened their hand against future pipeline developments after unanimously passing a long-awaited rights-of-way ordinance that gives the body final say on future underground infrastructure projects.  “The right-of-way ordinance regulates every street and right of way in...

In a sense, Young Dolph was one of one; in another, one of too many!

by Kelvin Cowans -- I pulled up to Makeda’s Homemade "Butter Cookies" – a Memphis favorite for all of its delicious choices of sweets – and made my way to a spot within about 25 feet of where the body of Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.,...

BOOK REVIEW: Many people don’t understand: ‘Black women are everything’

by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- You used to like to skip. Filled with delight, you danced down the sidewalk, not minding at all who was watching. Back then, your body moved with exuberance, your legs took you everywhere fast, you jumped and rolled and reached and it...