Saturday, January 22, 2022

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Tracking the Tigers: Victory No. 7 comes after sluggish start against Southern

Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- Fresh off her team playing on the road for the last two weeks, University of Memphis Tigers Women’s Basketball Head Coach Katrina Merriweather was relieved for her team to be in the friendly confines of the Elma Roane Fieldhouse against Southern.  “I...

Memphis’ Three 6 Mafia + Cleveland’s Bone Thugs-N-Harmony = a Verzuz battle party

by Brianna Smith-Herman -- Throughout quarantine, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Verzuz battle series has been a hot commodity.  It redefines the DJ battles of hip-hop’s early days for the “one gotta go” set.  Two legendary crews, Memphis’ Three 6 Mafia and Cleveland’s Bone Thugs-N-Harmony recently faced off against...

The battle over critical race theory continues!

by Curtis Weathers -- The newswire has been bursting at the seams lately with articles about critical race theory (CRT). It seems as though there’s a new story or twist to this issue every week, and there’s always a new dimension to the CRT debate that...

Black Men Crowned – a salute to Black men – set for debut

by Brianna Smith-Herman -- The inaugural Black Men Crowned Awards Show, highlighting Black men in various industries who are leaving an imprint in Memphis, is scheduled for Dec. 9 at the National Civil Rights Museum. Black Men Crowned was created by Memphis native Justin Hart, winner...

Morant goes down – and out – as Grizzlies get blown away by Atlanta’s Hawks

by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- The shockwave of franchise point guard Ja Morant being aided to the locker room and the Atlanta Hawks’ efficient offensive attack punctuated the Memphis Grizzlies’ blowout loss (132-102) on Saturday night. Known for his signature attacks on the rim, Morant sprained...

STUDY: Probing regional differences of when Blacks go to church

by Jeff Diamant and Besheer Mohamed -- Worship habits among Black Christians in the South, where African-American churches date back to the 1770s, have long differed from practices of Black Americans in other parts of the United States. Contrasting styles of worship were a source of tension...

A prayer of condemnation, confession and commitment

With concern mounting about crime and gun violence, Memphis City Councilman J B Smiley Jr. organized a city-wide prayer service held at New Salem M.B.C. on Tuesday. The Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher offered this prayer: "Holy God, creator, and sustainer of all life, in...

Grizzlies’ loss to Raptors was a tale of when things fall apart

by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- The Memphis Grizzlies were playing like a team with a win clearly in sight. The offense flowed seamlessly as the defense played lights-out. All of that was before the dogged pursuit of Toronto’s Raptors ran them off the road to...

Black Men Deserve to Grow Old

by Brianna Smith-Herman -- On August 22, Jermia Jerdine, whose brand name is Mia Jaye, Young Dolph’s longtime girlfriend and mother of his children, initiated the Black Men Deserve to Grow Old Campaign, under her Respectfully Mom-E-O brand. The campaign, which incorporates the selling of "Black...

Boys experience the transition to men at Westwood High event

by Najee El-Amin -- A select group of young men at Westwood High School symbolically transitioned into manhood during A Rite of Passage: From Boys to Men, which took place at the school.  Seniors and student-athletes dressed in their best button-down shirts adorned the auditorium...