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Hill Chapel MBC sets Pastor-wife celebration

The Rev. Robert C. Jones Jr., senior pastor of Hill Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4523 Raleigh Lagrange Rd., will be honored by the congregation during Pastor and First Lady Anniversary Sunday on June 9. The theme will be “Appreciating the Faithful Servant” –...

City marks 94th anniversary of Tom Lee’s heroism with celebration at Beale St. Landing

Almost 94 years after saving 32 people from drowning in the Mississippi River, Tom Lee’s heroism has been recognized by the Memphis City Council and City of Memphis. Charmeal Neely, Tom Lee’s great-great niece, joined staff and board of Memphis River Parks Partnership at the...

Dr. Darrell Ray named Interim VP for Student Life at Rhodes College

Rhodes College President Marjorie Hass has appointed Dr. Darrell Ray interim vice president for student life, effective July 1, 2019. Ray is an experienced student life professional who previously served as vice president for student affairs at the University of Memphis. “I’m pleased we have...

Mayhue-Greer to retire as president, CEO of Mid-South Food Bank

Estella Mayhue-Greer, who has led the Mid South Food Bank as President and CEO since 2011, will retire from the organization effective December 31, 2019. Mayhue-Greer joined Mid-South Food Bank in 1996 as agency relations director, working with the Food Bank’s network of partner agencies,...

Manassas alumni to salute former Rep. Turner at Unity Brunch

Civil rights activist and former state Rep. Johnnie Rodgers Turner will receive the Gold and Blue award as the Manassas Alumni Association celebrates its 26th Unity Brunch at the Holiday Inn – University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. The...

UTHSC College of Medicine to host African-American Alumni Reunion

Since Alvin Crawford, MD, became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in 1964, 400 African-American medical students have followed suit. On April 26-28, the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center...

Advisory group formed to explore energy alternatives to TVA

With the stakes high, MLGW president and CEO J.T. Young has outlined a framework for taking community input into the merit of sticking with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for electric power or forging a new partnership. Young gave a glimpse of the path forward...

National Women’s March co-chair to keynote NAACP Freedom Fund gala

The Memphis Branch NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Luncheon will be held on Saturday (April 20) and giving the keynote address will be Tamika Mallory, national co-chair of the Women’s March. The Guest House at Graceland is the venue, with the luncheon set to begin at...

Upgrade on the way for collecting yard debris, tree limbs and more

]A new system for collecting yard debris and outside-the-cart items will be in use by the City of Memphis’ Division of Solid Waste starting May 1. “At its core, city government’s job is to provide top quality, reliable service to our residents,” said Mayor Jim...

Can you help solve the Mystery of the Withers Photos?

Legendary photojournalist Dr. Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prolific photographers to document the lives of African Americans in Memphis. A new book on Dr. Withers’ early work is in the works, but several photos need identification. That’s where YOU come in! Are...