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‘Parade for a Champion’ salutes National Teachers Hall of Fame inductee

Cars started lining up about 4:30 p.m. at John P. Freeman Optional School, 5250 Tulane Rd. With Shelby County Schools in virtual-learning mode, the ensuing procession had nothing to do with end of a school day. The draw was a drive-thru "Parade for a Champion"...

TAKING NOTE!: Larry D’s news single “I’m Good” makes official debut

It's official: "I'm Good" -- the new single by Larry D -- was officially released Friday (Sept. 18) after its premiere earlier this month. The former lead singer of The Bar-Kays, who has been busy with his music endeavors since stepping away from the iconic...

UTHSC researcher gets grant to study aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men

Dr. Ramesh Narayanan, a professor in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a $455,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute for a two-year study of the underlying cause of...

Voter/Census Caravan and Neighborhood Clean Up set

Memphis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) will partner with the Memphis Urban League and the US Census Bureau to host a Voter Registration/Census Caravan and Neighborhood Clean Up on Saturday (Sept. 19). The event, which begins at noon, will feature a caravan through one of the...

UofM, Greater Memphis Chamber form bond to grow local economy

Memphis economic development veteran Ted Thompson has been chosen to head a new economic development partnership between the University of Memphis and the Greater Memphis Chamber. The collaboration will focus on growing Memphis’ economy. Townsend will serve as the partnership’s full-time chief economic development officer. “We believe...

Former Tiger receiver catches on with UofM football radio broadcast team

Russell Copeland, a former UofM football star and NFL veteran, will serve as analyst on all Tigers football road games in the 2020 season. Former Tiger Jarvis Greer, who is in his eighth season with Memphis, will continue to be the analyst for all home games...

Uncut, unfiltered shows to get weeklong focus on KUDZUKIAN network

The KUDZUKIAN network will host a week of live podcasts covering a range of interests beginning Sept. 21 through Sept. 26 and airing nightly at 7 p.m. Politics, business, Black women and blerds (Black nerds) are among the topics. Each night a different one-hour show...

The Blues Foundation turns to Patricia Wilson Aden

Patricia Wilson Aden, whose background includes having guided the African American Museum in Philadelphia as president/CEO, is headed to Memphis as president/CEO of The Blues Foundation. “I am genuinely excited to join The Blues Foundation and the Blues community in celebrating the Blues and the...

Judge Donald nets 2020 Liberty Achievement Award

Judge Bernice B. Donald is the recipient of the 2020 Liberty Achievement Award. Sponsored by Thomson Reuters, the award was established to recognize attorneys and judges for leadership roles in promoting diversity in the profession of law. Donald is currently a Circuit Judge on the United States...

Record-setting stormwater contract gives Allworld a performance showcase

The largest award to a minority engineering firm in the city’s history puts Allworld Project Management in charge of leading the Stormwater Program for the City of Memphis. Allworld Project Management, LLC (AWPM) will be responsible for managing activities and associated contracts related to planning,...
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