Friday, December 4, 2020

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A matter of decorum gets City Council’s attention

by James Coleman -- As the dust settled from an acrimonious Nov. 17 Memphis City Council meeting, where accusations of race-bias and personal insults were hurled following a vote for council chairperson for the upcoming year, an amendment to the rules of decorum was contemplated...

‘Dear Justyce’ warrants approval by young and old

by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- Your birthday card had a Black History postage stamp on it. As always, it was from Grandma and though it's kind of corny, you look forward to it ever year: a blue or red envelope outside, a sentimental saying with a few...

Zeta Phi Beta ‘band nerd’ set to step into history, Macy’s Parade

by Stacey J. Smith -- Ebony Lemons always looked forward to seeing the bands in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She calls herself a “band nerd.” “I played the clarinet in middle school, high school and some of college, so hearing the bands will take me back...

Give Life Church Challenge helps create heart-filling moments

by Cathy Hart -- “You know too … that this was GOD’S plan from the beginning,” Barbara Edmond recently told The New Tri-State Defender, as she shared details of her journey as a donor family with the Mid-South Transplant Foundation (MSTF) during the Give Life...

Legacy: Herman R. Rankins – ‘The Maestro’

by Lee D. Miller III -- Whether the call was for hot jazz licks, woodwind or brass expanses on the music scales or staccato taps on the drums, the George Washington Carver High School bands responded to the majestic directions of “The Maestro” – Herman R....

Mother and son are God-inspired authors

by Shirley Jackson -- The world opens to children when you read to them. It helps stimulate their minds and creativity. It strengthens relationships. They learn about emotions and the art of speaking. Stephenie Washington, 55, and Brandon Washington, 28, agree. As first-time authors, the mother and...

Services set for BBD founder Melvin Jones

by Florence Howard and John Semien -- Melvin Jones continuously showed his love for Memphis by never wavering in his support for the growth and development of African-American businesses – even though his advocacy could sometimes come across as an irritant to some. Jones, the founder...

Council mulls special task force to stem violent-crime surge

by James Coleman -- Faced with a skyrocketing violent crime rate, the Memphis City Council this week discussed the creation of a task force designed to bring various organizations, government and nongovernment alike, to develop new approaches to the staggering numbers. Most worrying is the murder...

A new president, another new beginning for public education?

by Curtis Weathers -- Words cannot describe the exhilaration I’m experiencing, regarding the results of our recent elections, so I won’t even try. Suffice to say, a significant portion of our nation’s citizenry is breathing a collective sigh of relief. It appears for now that our...

Valero Memphis Refinery to donate $75,000 to support SCS students

Schools near the Valero Memphis Refinery are getting a boost from the company to meet the need to better equip students for virtual learning and opportunities for post-secondary education. A donation by the Valero Memphis Refinery is being directed to SchoolSeed as one of Valero’s...
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