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Tigers score early on signing day with commitments from Jeffries, Dandridge

The hits keep coming for the University of Memphis and it’s rookie head coach Penny Hardaway. Despite being undersized and overmatched by LSU in a 85-76 loss in Baton Rouge on Tuesday (Nov. 13), the program scored a win on the first day of the...

TVA President/CEO William D. Johnson to retire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – William (Bill) Dean Johnson, president and CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority, announced his retirement from the federal agency today (Nov. 14). Johnson, who joined TVA in 2013, will turn 65 in January. He is TVA’s second CEO. The TVA Board is...

ON TAP: Hooks Institute presents ‘Climbing Out From Under the Rock…’

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis will release its 2018 Policy Papers at its annual open house on Thursday (Nov. 15). Set for 6 p.m. in the University Center River Room (300), the focus will be on identifying...

POWER & POLITICS: ELECTION DAY BLOG

Voters soundly rejected all three referendum items on the Nov. 6 ballot. Here are the totals from the Shelby County Election Commission. Shelbyvote.com https://electioncommission.shelbycountytn.gov/ElectionResults/ Check back for the TSDMemphis.com story account and read John Semien's report on Wednesday morning's Daily Digital.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdpGgS0RKKQ&feature=youtu.be FEATURED VIDEO (Above): Dalisia Brye and the...

“Get Out The Vote” Rally kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at NAACP headquarters on Vance

For the Nov. 6 election, early voting numbers are promising. But the Shelby County branch of the NAACP is still preaching that every vote counts – and they are taking no chances. From  10:30 a.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 31) through 8:30 p.m. on Thursday (Nov....

LEGACY: Mary Maxine Gray Scales

For Mary Maxine Gray Scales, the world was full of interesting places to go and see. Traveling was a passion that always led back to the city and the family that she loved. A retired Memphis City Schools teacher, she passed away at Methodist University...

Pastor Kia Moore – planting a church, making history

Kia Moore was the first woman licensed to preach at her home church, which was founded by slaves. In 2013, she became the youngest person to pray on the Tennessee House Floor as the guest clergy member. And, she was also the youngest person to...

POWER & POLITICS: Bredesen’s Senate campaign had a musical flow at the Orpheum Theatre

With an event dubbed “Our Country, Our Future,” former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen’s senatorial campaign tapped the energy of two Grammy Award-winners at the Orpheum Theatre on Monday night. Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr., Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and a host of other elected officials...

Which businesses and personalities represent Memphis’ “Best in Black?” Find out tonight!

The Best in Black Awards are TONIGHT! Who will win? Check out this listing of the BIBA Finalists, and be sure to get your tickets for the Best In Black Awards here! And be sure to be at Clayborn Temple on Saturday, Oct. 20 for...

Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Week set for kickoff

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The 2nd Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Week organized by The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group, Inc. will be held October 21-28. The festival is a family-friendly event geared towards youths and adults and rooted in an ongoing remembrance of Lunceford – a renowned swing-era saxophonist...