Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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HitKidd rolls on with ‘Set The Tone’ creativity

by Floyd Ivy --  Among those putting in the work during what some see as a musical renaissance in Memphis is native Memphian Anthony Lorenzo Holmes Jr., globally known as HitKidd. With his ominous eclectic melodies and mix of school flare with modern trap drums, HitKidd’s...

With the pipeline project halted, City Council members weigh deterring future efforts

by James Coleman -- An attorney for Plains All-American Pipeline cautioned the Memphis City Council Tuesday (July 6) that anti-pipeline ordinances under consideration could hamstring the city legally and economically. The ordinance under consideration would ban crude oil pipelines within 1,500 feet of homes or churches...

Summer program puts students on course for natural-hair license

by Sydney Jones -- Students will have the opportunity to become licensed natural hairstylists and learn about the cosmetology industry before the fall thanks to Tamika Turner’s Institute of Beauty Summer program. Turner’s Institute of Beauty is Tennessee’s first free-standing natural hair school and has graduated...

Hamilton High School’s principal gets a heartfelt embrace as he prepares to exit

James Q. Bacchus’ three-year run as principal of Hamilton High School ends with his retirement from Shelby County Schools on Wednesday (June 30). Hamilton High School staff, alumni association members, friends and family took note of his planned exit during an appreciation event that doubled...

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Hidden Figures’ subject shares ‘My Remarkable Journey’

by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- One, two, buckle my shoe. We Three Kings, cheaper by the dozen, it’s a Catch 22 and double jeopardy, then we're back to Square One. In every corner of our lives, we use numbers, we count, we cypher. And in the new...

COMING THIS FALL: ‘Do You Really Know Memphis?’

by Floyd Ivy -- With the city’s youth in mind, Ike Griffith, director of the Memphis Office of Youth Services, is set this fall to premiere a new game show, “Do You Really Know Memphis.” Griffith thinks the game show is a good way to shed...

Heartache of a dark winter: How COVID killed my sister

by Renee Burose-Squires -- I was prepared for COVID-19. Sometimes I think I was overprepared and knew too much about coronavirus. I watched the news incessantly (perhaps it was the former broadcast journalist and news junkie in me). I paid close attention to the United States’ and world’s...

One penny gone; County Commission reverses course on tax rate hike

by James Coleman -- Shelby County property owners potentially have escaped a property tax hike after county commissioners Monday (July 21) reversed a one-cent hike that had been approved on June 7. The certified tax rate for the fiscal year that starts July 1 and ends...

Juneteenth national holiday – long overdue, but right on time!

by Curtis Weathers -- When I heard the news last Thursday that President Joe Biden had signed legislation making June 19th, Juneteenth, a national holiday I was shocked, but in a good way. It caught me totally by surprise.  I did not see it coming!   What was...

Summer league tourney provides hoops platform for high school players on the rise

by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- Throughout the summer, high basketball players across Memphis participate in several tournaments to showcase their skills to college coaches around the nation. The Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee (BCAT) tournament June 18-June 20 gave players from more than 70 high schools...