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LeMoyne-Owen students will provide tech assistance to MATA riders using Go901 app

The Go901 Tech Team is the deliverable for what is described as “an exclusive partnership” between LeMoyne-Owen College and Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA). The team will provide MATA riders with tech assistance, including navigating Go901 app features. Those features are designed to enhance the...

‘GloRilla’ retraces her steps to MLK College Prep

Count Gloria Woods among the talented who make it big in their chosen field and recognize the helping hands along the way. Memphis native Woods – aka “GloRilla” – has catapulted to national and global stages riding widespread embrace of her breakout hit “F.N.F. (Let’s...

For Maia Jaribu Ajanaku Locke, learning was fundamental

Maia Jaribu Ajanaku Locke touched Memphis in myriad ways and with a deep-rooted passion to make it better. A teacher, licensed barber, and early childhood education entrepreneur, she died at Methodist University Hospital on Aug. 5, 2022. She was 84. The only child of Frankie Cox...

MLGW makes another incremental step toward its electrical-supplier choice

by James Coleman and Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell -- Supported by visiting TVA leadership, Memphis Light Gas and Water Division President and CEO J.T. Young restated his suggestion that Memphis’ utility should extend its relationship with the federally-owned electric energy provider for another 20 years. Young’s...

Reading, writing and… vending machines? How Read901 is working toward 100 percent literacy in the Mid-South

by Sam O’Bryant -- If you can read this article without trouble, it’s because someone invested in your literacy.  More than 20 percent of adults in Tennessee can’t say the same, according to the National Institute for Literacy. Literacy isn’t just about reading books. Some folks...

Black Seeds Urban Farms grew from a hobby into a passion

by Sydney Jones -- Bobby and Derravia Rich turned a passion for gardening into a mission to provide freshly grown produce to their community. The couple created Black Seeds Urban Farms to accomplish their mission. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a significant part...

Memphis-based content creator nets $200,000 prize and a $25,000 gift for CodeCrew

by Najee El-Amin -- This year Doritos selected four Black community leaders for their SOLID BLACK Changemakers initiative. Memphis-based content creator Katie “PikaChulita” Robinson was among the honorees. She is most known for streaming video games on Twitch.tv. She also is a member of  Black Girl Gamers,...

Back to school takes on new meaning for MSCS as a launch pad for success

by Michelle McKissack -- For our school-aged children and families, these last days of July bring the excitement of returning to school – shopping for school supplies, reuniting with old friends and making new ones. On August 8, Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS) will open its...

TSD and local teacher invite you on a two-year ‘journey’ to Cairo, Egypt

by Angela Sargent -- Teaching abroad has been a dream of mine since I started teaching in 2006. However, being born and raised in Memphis, I felt it was my duty to stay here and share my gift with local children. Life also played a significant...

Juneteenth celebrations set for Douglass and the Medical District

Memphians will be able to celebrate the nation’s newest federal holiday, Juneteenth, with major events in the Douglass community and in the Medical District. The Juneteenth Douglass Freedom and Heritage Festival -- organized by Kathy Yancey-Temple -- is June 17-19 in Douglass Park at Mount...