Thursday, July 7, 2022

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Experience another side of novelist Zora Neale Hurston

by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- That’s just the way it was. People did things differently in times past. They were a little more likely to judge others, a little less apt to open their minds. They had notions we might think are odd; they held beliefs that...

D.A. Weirich details a key obstacle to street-racing prosecutions

by James Coleman -- As Memphis continues to grapple with an epidemic of street racing, Memphis City Council members learned during the Tuesday, (Jan. 18) Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee meeting that most charges eventually are dismissed.  One of the biggest challenges, it turns out,...

Ida B. Wells’ legacy drives renaming of Fourth St. stretch

by James Coleman -- Contributions by journalist and post-Reconstruction civil rights leader Ida B. Wells were recognized by the Memphis City Council during the council’s Tuesday (Jan. 18) meeting after a section of a Downtown street was renamed in her honor. The resolution passed on its...

Black male teachers, we need you!

by Curtis Weathers -- Recently, I was doing my usual early morning scan of all of the news articles from over the weekend when I came across this story about Blacks and male teachers and how they, for the last 10 years, have scored lower...

Southwest blazes new trail with groundbreaking aviation program

by Najee El-Amin -- Southwest Tennessee Community College’s (STCC) new aviation and aerospace major takes flight on March 7.  Partnering with the Luke Weathers Flight Academy and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), final approval for the program was granted to STCC on Dec. 9...

PERSPECTIVE: ARPA spending plan will help Shelby County recover from the global pandemic

by Lee Harris, Shelby County Mayor -- Thanks to President Joe Biden's leadership, we are set to address even more of the many needs of Shelby County residents hit hard by the COVID-19 global pandemic. In March, President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American...

Pay disparity affecting corrections division workers addressed by County Commission

by James Coleman -- The Shelby County Commission Monday (Jan. 10) unanimously approved pay for county corrections division employees, mainly guards.  The 13-0 approval vote solidified a belief among many county officials that the wage hike was long overdue and ends a long-running debate over whether...

Tigers stumble out of the conference gate

by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- A frustrating week of basketball inside the Elma Roane Fieldhouse last week concluded with the first losing streak of the season for the University of Memphis women's basketball team. The team suffered losses in their first two American Athletic Conference games,...

How much parking will there be in the new Tom Lee Park?

Candace A. Gray -- Since July of last year, concerns have been raised – on several occasions – about the number of parking spaces that will be in the new Tom Lee Park. Tom Lee Park For All – a collective giving voice to those...

Council takes a pass on police residency – for now

by James Coleman -- Anticipating possible superseding legislation by the Tennessee General Assembly this year, the Memphis City Council Tuesday (Jan. 4) delayed until April the first reading on a police residency referendum. At issue is the hotly debated question of whether Memphis voters should have...