Sunday, February 28, 2021

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Boil-water advisory lifted!

Now that MLGW has lifted the boil-water advisory, what should area residents do? Here is what MGLW presented as a way forward after Thursday's announcement.  

Memphis moving on from ‘ugly’ win over Tulane

by Terry Davis -- When the Memphis Tigers take on the Bearcats in Cincinnati on Sunday they will do so knowing their head coach does not like ugly, as in 26 turnovers, even when the outcome is a win. Just such a showing Wednesday at...

Saluting Atlanta’s first female African-American officer – now a Memphian

by Najee El-Amin -- As African-American History month winds down, a living embodiment of that history received recognition she deserved in Atlanta on Tuesday (Feb. 23).  The Atlanta Police Department honored its first African-American woman officer, Linnie Hallmon Booker, with a virtual luncheon, where she was...

Get flashy at Selfie Utopia beginning this weekend

by Brianna Smith-Herman -- It’s been a while since many of us have had a selfie-worthy moment to spice up our Instagram and Facebook feeds that didn’t include wearing a mask. For those looking to add some color and whimsy to their pandemic pics, Selfie Utopia...

COVID-19 UPDATE: Discarded COVID-19 vaccines prompt local move to clarify

Shelby County Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter, during a news conference Wednesday (Feb. 24) afternoon, gave an explanation to why 2,400 COVID vaccine doses were allowed to expire Haushalter also pushed back on reports about how and why 51,000 doses have gone unused. The situation resulted...

Female football coaches? Coach McCray blazed the way

by Dr. Yvonne D. Nelson -- Coach Shirley Yvonne McCray coached all-male football teams for 24 years (1973-1997). Coached by the late Coach Elmer Roane, McCray emerged as the first Black woman to play basketball, volleyball, and track in the 60s. She matriculated with a...

City Tasting Box takes eating local in Memphis nationwide

by Brianna Smith-Herman -- In the wake of COVID-19, the travel and restaurant industries are challenged to redefine hospitality and innovate new experiences. As a longtime Memphis culture and foodie enthusiast, Cristina McCarter of City Tasting Tours accepted this challenge and pivoted to virtual food...

Our view of McDonald’s troubled racial history in Tennessee

by James F. Byrd Jr. and Darrell Byrd -- Black History Month reminds us that we all must do our best to address lingering racial inequities. One organization that has a lot of soul searching to do is the McDonald’s Corporation. The burger giant has a...

THE CULTURAL COACH: Standing on the side of love, Part II

by Linda S. Wallace -- We are living during a time when we often can’t hug the people we love. On many days, it is a struggle to stay connected to friends at work and in our community. Messages of love and hope are fading from...

TSU partners with IBM to join nation’s first quantum education and research initiative

NASHVILLE – (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University officials envision their students being on the cutting edge of technology in the fields of finance, digital manufacturing and military affairs now that TSU is a member of the IBM-HBCU Quantum Center. In effect, TSU has...