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TSU’s Grow Your Own teacher pipeline draws praise from U.S. Education Secretary

U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, hosted a roundtable discussion at Tennessee State University on Friday, Feb. 18, to address teacher shortages and other educational needs. The highlight of the conversation was TSU’s Grow Your Own teacher pipeline initiative in the College of Education....

Council weighs in on MLGW’s storm review

by James Coleman -- The Memphis City Council’s Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) Committee met Tuesday with members of the area provider’s leadership, who delivered a post-mortem of the utility’s response to the recent ice. Stretching from Texas to Maine, the severe weather event rolled...

Council fires on bill freeing police, firefighters to live outside Shelby County

by James Coleman -- On Tuesday, the Memphis City Council passed a resolution formally objecting to a Tennessee bill proposing a law that would allow Memphis police officers and firefighters to live outside of Shelby County.  HB 105 has the support of Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn...

THE JACKSON HEART STUDY: Building trust in the African-American community in the battle against COVID-19

by Dr. Victor Sutton -- Accustomed to being last, Mississippi is rewriting its health narrative and has emerged as a national leader in health equity.  Recently, Mississippi was recognized as 1 of only 10 states where Black residents have a higher vaccination rate than white residents....

County Commission mulls filling vacant State Senate seat

by James Coleman -- Shelby County Commissioners Monday (Feb. 7) weighed the wisdom and timing of appointing a state senator to finish the remainder of the term of Katrina Robinson, who was expelled last week from the state Senate because of her conviction on federal...

Is $1 billion more enough for Tennessee public schools?

by Curtis Weathers -- Last week Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee delivered his State of the State address and education funding arguably was the highlight of his remarks.  He laid out the priorities of his 2022 state budget that included: $750 million toward additional education investments. $550...

Author of new Whitney Houston book pursues a deeper level of understanding

by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- That song. It always makes you want to dance with somebody. It gets your feet shuffling and your behind bouncing and the lyrics pour out of your mouth. And that singer who first sang it to you...? You know what happened to her, but...

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: TSU’s Wendelyn Inman recounts family’s traumatic experience in the ‘Tuskegee Experiment’

(TSU) -- It’s been nearly 50 years since the “Tuskegee Experiment” ended, but Wendelyn Harris Inman is constantly haunted by the thought of what it did to her “Uncle Gus.” “He was in that study and didn’t realize it was a study,” says Inman, sobbing,...

Merriweather, Tigers turn National Women in Sports Day into a victory celebration

by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- Outrebound the opposing squad and play solid defense – that has been the two-pronged success formula for head coach Katrina Merriweather and the University of Memphis Tigers this season. The Tigers (13-6, 3-4) followed that blueprint to a high degree against...