Monday, January 25, 2021

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Opening night was a brother-brother thing for Tyus, Tre Jones

by Najee El-Amin -- From an opening-night defeat in which the Grizzlies’ soaring star Ja Morant notched a career scoring high, Memphis backup point guard Tyus Jones logged a memory years in the making. Morant was incredible. His 44 points and nine assists were eye-popping, even...

Welcome, Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs!

by Curtis Weathers -- Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs will begin her new tenure as president of LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC) Jan. 5. She will be the college’s 13th president and brings more than 25 years of higher education experience to the job of leading one of greater...

County Commission says OK to fine on businesses for COVID-19 violations

by James Coleman -- As a post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge continues to tear through the state and the nation, the Shelby County Commission voted 8-5 on Monday, Dec. 21, to approve a fine for businesses in violation of county health directives, like mask wearing.  The move is...

United Housing nets Neighborhood Champions support from Bank of America

by Najee El-Amin -- Homebuyer education and assistance – an ongoing need in the Memphis area – recently got a $50,000 boost from the Bank of America. On December 15, Bank of America named United Housing, Inc. as its latest Neighborhood Champions recipient. As a result,...

Council embraces task force plan setting police force size and more

by James Coleman -- A resolution adopting the recommendations, including setting the number of police officers, of the Public Safety Task Force was approved on a 9-1 vote by the Memphis City Council during Tuesday’s (Dec. 15) meeting. The proposals came at the request of Mayor...

COVID-19 in our schools; something doesn’t add up!

by Curtis Weathers -- Shelby County Schools Supt. Joris Ray has modified district plans for re-opening schools and returning to in-person learning in the second half of the school year. His reasons for doing so centers on the growing surge of COVID-19 cases in and around...

COVID-19 vaccine concerns equal skepticism for many

by Najee El-Amin -- As the U.S. government launches its massive COVID-19 vaccine distribution, looming are the seemingly daunting issues of how to speedily get the approved vaccines to the most at-risk populations and how to get skeptical Americans, especially African Americans, to get vaccinated. African...

Gates poised to deliver – again – with ‘The Black Church’

For best-selling author Henry Louis Gates Jr., the next couple of months is set to yield something he is accustomed to: widespread anticipation of another of his literary works. This time it’s for “The Black Church: “This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song.” No...

County Commissioners work through a rough stretch en route to embracing COVID-19 resolutions

by James Coleman -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its fourth-quarter rampage, the Shelby County Board of Commissioners this week adopted a pair of resolutions asking Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to provide relief to a beleaguered food-service industry and to issue a statewide mask...

Popular pizzeria Slim & Husky’s bakes its way to the 901

by Brianna A. Smith-Herman -- Popular North Nashville pizzeria Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria has anchored at 634 Union Ave. in the Edge District and is scheduled to open Dec. 16. Slim & Husky’s is a fast casual and gourmet pizza spot, serving up artisan pizzas,...
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