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All Nations Worship Assembly, Memphis names Vincent Tharpe worship pastor

Vincent Tharpe – well known as the impassioned front man of the three-time Stellar Award nominated praise and worship ensemble Vincent Tharpe & Kenosis – has been appointed worship pastor of All Nations Worship Assembly, Memphis. All Nations Worship Assembly, Memphis is a church plant...

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis details grants to boost 21 nonprofits

Twenty-one grantees, including the city’s oldest active cemetery, have secured grants from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and its Nonprofit Capacity Building funding category. Totaling $210,041, the grants are awarded annually to established nonprofits that are working to become more effective organizations by increasing...

LENS & LINES: Vice President Pence’s visit to the National Civil Rights Museum

Pence views video of lunch-counter sit-ins challenging segregation. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Upcoming MLK Days of Service

Volunteer Memphis, Leadership Memphis, the United Way of the Mid-South along with sponsors are coordinating volunteer/service projects the weekend of January 18-21 honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. For outdoor events, Please dress warm, wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk. This is only...

‘Obvious choice’ is Common Table Health Alliance’s new COO

Carla Baker, the project director of the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC), has been named the new chief operating officer of Common Table Health Alliance, a nonprofit health and healthcare improvement collaborative. Founded in 2000, Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA) serves as a neutral convener...

TN Promise FAFSA filing deadline February 1

The TN Promise Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline is  Saturday, February 1 -- the final day for both TN Promise high school and college students to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA to retain scholarship eligibility. The FAFSA, a federal application, is the...

River City Capital awarded $225,000 to help local businesses grow

River City Capital Investment (RCC), an affiliate of Community Lift, was awarded $225,000 from the U. S. Department of Treasury as a part of their community development financial institution (CDFI) Fund. “This is flexible, no-cost capital that RCC can use to increase the volume of...

University of Memphis, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare offer ‘MAAP’ career pathways

The University of Memphis and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have formed a new partnership with a joint program called MAAP (Methodist Associate Advancement Program), aimed at removing barriers to the pursuit of higher education for MLH Associates. “We are excited to add Methodist Le Bonheur...

Nominations now due for 2020 Women of Achievement awards

Nominations are being accepted now for the 36th annual Women of Achievement awards. The nomination form can be found at www.womenofachievement.org and must be emailed or postmarked by Monday Jan. 13. The awards given by a coalition of women and organizations honor outstanding community service and...

ICYMI: To prevent from billing for more than 35 days, MLGW meter-readers will be out this Saturday, Jan. 11

Sometimes, you gotta work on Saturdays. This goes for MLGW meter readers too. MLGW workers will be reading meters this Saturday, Jan. 11. An MLGW notice released Monday indicated that this scheduling is to prevent customers from being billed for more than 35 days of...