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State Rep. Barbara Cooper to host community meeting on housing opportunities

State Rep. Barbara Cooper will hold a District 86 community meeting in conjunction with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to discuss housing opportunities. Doreen Graves, West Tennessee Liaison with the THDA, will address the group and answer questions. Graves will discuss obtaining home loans...

The Salvation Army of Memphis Appoints New Area Commanders

In June, The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board announced the arrival of Majors Marion and Everette Platt as Area Commanders of The Salvation Army of Memphis & the Mid-South. “To say we are thrilled to have the Platts take the helm at The Salvation Army of...

Blues On The Bluff fundraiser for WEVL ready for annual roll

The musical talents of the Ghost Town Blues Band, The MD’s and Lightin’ Malcolm will be featured during the 31st annual Blues On The Bluff event on July 20. Sponsored by Memphis Made Brewing, the annual fundraiser for WEVL FM 89.9 will be held on...

Douglass-area community Health fair planned July 13

A Back 2 School Health Fair featuring free school supplies, information booths and live entertainment is set for Saturday (July 13) at the Johne Early Family Life Center, 1542 Pope St. Registration for the event, which will be held behind St. Paul “Douglass” Missionary Baptist,...

Tarik Black takes summer camp into its third season

NBA veteran Tarik Black will host his 3rd annual Transformation50 Basketball & Life Skills Camp at the North Frayser Community Center, 2555 St. Elmo Ave., July 15-19. The summer experience is free and aimed for 50 boys ages 11 to15. Applications are being accepted at...

Memphis agent, Dedric Pearson, elected president of PIA of Tennessee

Dedric Pearson, an insurance consultant for Pete Mitchell and Associates, Inc. has been elected president of the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Tennessee. Pearson was elected to the position at the 84th annual state convention in on June 20. PIA of Tennessee is an association...

Faith leaders to ‘Preach Out’ to promote unity, instill hope

Faith leaders from various Memphis-area churches and denominations have designated Saturday, July 13 as a day of preaching to promote unity and instill hope. Called “Preach Out,” eight pastors, accompanied by their choirs, will take turns preaching from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Longview...

SAVE THE DAY: Neighborhood Heroes of Memphis set for “Superhero Training Day” on July 13

On July 13, 2019, Neighborhood Heroes of Memphis will partner with Fuel the Fourth Bluff to host their first Superhero Training Day at Mud Island River Park. The event will last between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Parents or guardians with children between the ages...

NEW PHOTOS! 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! Several...

Rep. Karen Camper re-elected NOBEL Women president

Tennessee House Minority Leader Karen Camper (D-Memphis) has been re-elected as president of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women). The election was held last weekend at the organization’s annual convention in Chicago. NOBEL Women is a non-profit, non-partisan organization primarily composed...