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Memphis Urban League poised to celebrate ‘75 years of HOPE’

The Memphis Urban League’s 75th Empowerment Gala on Sept. 20 will include Greater Memphis Chamber President/CEO Beverly Robertson receiving the I Am Empowered Award. The event will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The award is given to “one who has made...

Gospel greats to accent 45th WLOK Stone Soul Picnic

Local gospel greats, along with some of the nation’s most-prestigious gospel singers, will headline the 45th annual WLOK Stone Soul Picnic, which is set for the Levitt Shell in Overton Park on Aug. 31. “Three generations of Memphians have enjoyed WLOK Stone Soul Picnic since...

Dr. Andre Perry, author of the upcoming book, ‘Know Your Price,’ talks race, equity, education, economic inclusion

Dr. Andre Perry of the Brookings Institute and the Hechinger Report delved into his research on race and structural inequality, education and economic inclusion during a visit to LeMoyne-Owen College last week.  Perry’s visit to Memphis’ only HBCU (historically black college and university) included an...

Robert ‘Hollywood’ Raiford Day celebration on Aug. 23

The City of Memphis has designated Friday, August 23 as Robert “Hollywood” Raiford Day and the celebration of the Memphis nightclub legend’s life and legacy will include a free party. The celebration will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Floyd Alley, next...

Tennessee State honors corrections employee killed by prison escapee

Debra K. Porter Johnson was a proud graduate of Tennessee State University, a proclamation from the university said about the woman killed by a prison escapee in her home on Aug. 7. TSU President Glenda Glover, accompanied by senior university administration officials, presented the proclamation...

Inner City Capital Connections to host free training for more than 60 businesses

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), along-side FedEx Corporation, is proud to welcome the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program to the Greater Memphis Area for the fourth year with a full-day Opening Seminar Thursday, August 22, at the FedEx Institute of Technology,...

TVA, Memphis Urban League set to partner on minority contractor, workforce training

The Memphis Urban League, Inc. on Thursday (Aug. 15) will host an informational meet and greet event to kick off its participation in a partnership to increase minority involvement in energy efficiency and weatherization upgrades. The unveiling of the partnership linking the Tennessee Valley Authority...

Early entry kindergarten screening extended

Shelby County Schools has opened up additional screening dates for students who will turn 5 years-old during the state-approved timeframe of August 16 - September 30. Please note, this extension is for new screenings only – no re-screenings. Call for an appointment. Screenings take...

Code Crew’s Joshua Moore wins national BDPA mobile app competition

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Joshua Moore, a 16-year-old Code Crew student, emerged on top of the National Black Data Processing Associates mobile app competition in Atlanta. The 41st Annual National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Technology Conference and Career Fair took place August 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta....