Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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Creating an education pathway to resolve ‘stark realities’ made worse by the pandemic

by Terence Patterson -- We’ve finally all settled into the “back to school” routine – set bedtime schedules, flexed new backpacks, made new friends and reunited with old ones. This school year, while things feel different coming through the COVID-19 pandemic, some stark realities remain...

Children’s hospitals call on leaders, public to stand with them to protect children

Children’s hospitals are on the frontline of care for kids, anchoring the pediatric safety net for the most vulnerable among us. Tragically, COVID-19 infections are growing among children, respiratory illnesses such as RSV are surging, and the ongoing mental health impact of the pandemic...

Nicholls State-Memphis game circles former high school star back to his local roots

by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- Dewayne Betts Jr. has traveled a winding road from football star at KIPP Collegiate School to defensive back at Nicholls State University, never losing touch with the city of Memphis. “The city of Memphis helped develop me into the person that...

FREEDOM AWARD HONOREES: Michelle Obama and The Poor People’s Campaign

by Florence M. Howard -- Former first lady Michelle Obama and The Poor People’s Campaign will receive the National Civil Rights Museum’s 30th annual Freedom Awards. Dr. Russell Wigginton, who celebrates his first month as president of the renowned museum, announced the recipients Wednesday (Sept. 1)...

We need to reject COVID-19 lies and come together as a community

by Curtis Weathers -- Many of you I’m sure were like me when the corona virus vaccines started to come online.   I remember thinking how fortunate we were as a nation and how wonderful it will be when our schools return to some semblance of normalcy. I...

Dedication of historical marker adds to legacy of Hattye Thomas Yarbrough

by Brianna Smith-Herman -- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter honored Mrs. Hattye Thomas Yarbrough with a historical marker dedication last Saturday (Aug. 28) in her hometown of Covington.  The dedication was at the Tipton County seat’s Frazier Park, where Yarbrough was honored...

‘Shaping Black Futures’ initiative puts HBCUs in the race at Daytona’s Speedway

When the #11 FedEx Toyota races around Daytona International Speedway at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday, four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will be on board. FedEx and NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin unveiled the car’s special paint scheme on Wednesday. The #11 has...

What’s up with the County Commission and mask mandates?

by James Coleman -- The Shelby County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution opposing Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order requiring school districts to allow parents and families to opt out of mask mandates in Tennessee public schools. The adoption came during the commission’s Monday (Aug....

City Council puts consolidation measure on three-week hold

by James Coleman -- Memphis City Council members kept their powder dry Tuesday (Aug. 17) on creating a charter commission that would examine creating a metro government through the consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County governments. Instead, members of the council’s Personnel & Governmental Affairs committee...

Partnership powers 2021 Back to School Supply Drive

Giving back to the community is made easier with the help of partners and Memphis Inter-Denominational Fellowship, Incorporated can attest to that. Determined to host its 2021 Back to School Supply Drive, the group joined in partnership with Grace Missionary Baptist Church and Carver Heights...