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Three MPD officers suspended in connection with shooting that leaves man critically wounded

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Three Memphis Police Department officers have been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into an encounter and series of events that ended with 25-year-old Martavious Banks in the hospital as the result of an officer-involved shooting. Banks still was listed in critical condition at...

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee meets with Black Farmers & Agriculturists Association

Bill Lee, the Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee, met in Memphis on Monday with Thomas Burrell, founder and president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA), and Bishop David A. Hall Sr., the group's ecumenical support advisor. The 45-minute meeting at BFAA’S corporate...

BITS & PIECES: Karl Dean to speak with clergy today; Bridge named for Albert M. King;

Just so you know, here are a couple of things we thought you should know about: KARL DEAN TO HOST FORUM WITH MEMPHIS CLERGY TODAY: At 1:30 p.m. today, Democratic candidate for Tennessee Governor Karl Dean will speak with more than 130 Memphis-area pastors at the Memphis...

Kingdom Fellowship to wrap up community health fair today

If you missed the first day of the Kingdom Fellowship Baptist Health Fair, you've got another chance today. Pastor Darryl Roberts and Kingdom Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 3735 North Trezevant in the Frayser area, is hosting the 38127 Community Health Fair. The event started...

Campaign for School Equity powers on with student advocacy training

Campaign for School Equity (CSE) began its second year of student advocacy training at 10 high schools in Shelby County on Monday (Sept. 10). Designed to prepare students to take a leadership role in community engagement on education issues, the training program includes hands-on instruction...

Hattiloo to host panel as kickoff “Pipeline” — a play about the school-to-prison pipeline

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Never shying away from topical social issues -- or a conversation about them -- the Hattiloo Theatre will host a panel discussion about the school-to-prison pipeline before the official premiere of its new play, "Pipeline." This Thursday, September 13, 2018, Hattiloo will host a free panel discussion...

Is Tennessee’s civic health at risk? Let’s talk about it!

The pitch to Shelby County is for an "honest, open and civil conversation with other members of your community about the state of civic participation in Tennessee." The invitation is being extended by ThinkTennessee, with the gathering set for Thursday (Sept. 13) from 6 p.m....

Southwest and T-CAT Memphis partner to enhance automotive education and training

Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall and Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis (TCAT-Memphis) President Roland Rayner are beaming about a partnership designed to make advanced training in automotive technology more accessible, affordable and effective. “This partnership represents a shift in our...

Rhodes President Dr. Marjorie Haas talks about surviving breast cancer

Rhodes College’s new president, Dr. Marjorie Hass, is the 2018 Race for the Cure honorary chairperson. Last Saturday at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, she shared her story of dealing with breast cancer during the 2018 Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi Survivor & Those...

African Americans remember Sen. John McCain

Soon after Arizona Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, many notables in the African-American community extended condolences to the veteran lawmaker, Vietnam War hero, and two-time presidential candidate. The collective sentiment expressed respect for a public servant who grew less imperfect over time. Cloves Campbell III,...