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Hoops Hysteria: Check out the schedule for TSSAA High School Basketball Tournament

It’s March. Let the madness begin! The NCAA Tournament is indeed just around the corner, but first: Which high school boys team will bring home a championship? Which girls team will be crowned best in the state? The 2024 TSSAA Division I Basketball Tournament is poised...

MUSIC APPRECIATION: Iris Collective presents Awadagin Pratt, African-American Piano Aficionado and Activist

Music. An essential part of the African-American cultural experience in the U.S. (and abroad). Historically, we were known for having revolutionized spirituals, jazz, blues and rock ‘n roll. However, there is an underground genre in which African-Americans were also influential, but much less talked...

New MCSC Superintendent Feagins introduced at School Board Meeting

In a significant development for local education, Dr. Marie Feagins steps into the role of Superintendent for Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS), as announced during Tuesday's School Board meeting on February 27, 2024. The Board of Education introduced Dr. Feagins, highlighting her impressive track record in...

Gale Jones-Carson takes reins as Interim President/CEO of Memphis Urban League

The Memphis Urban League (MUL) has announced Gale Jones Carson as their new interim President and CEO, following the retirement of former leader Tonja Y. Sesley. This significant appointment marks a new chapter for the organization, known for its commitment to empowering African Americans...

In This Week’s Digital Edition: Jackson State’s $800K Bill, ‘Street Takeovers,’ and an Ernest Withers documentary

You may be aware that we've gone digital -- we now only print our actual newspaper once a month -- look for the latest edition next week. But for those who still like the look and feel of our print product, check out the...

Motor, Voter: MATA and Elections Commission team up to offer FREE rides to polls TODAY

In an effort to increase voter accessibility, the Shelby County Election Commission and Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) have teamed up for a unique initiative. On February 23, 2023, they will offer free bus rides across Memphis, coinciding with the early voting phase of...

Kappas present major donation to St. Jude during Vicennium Partnership Banquet

On Monday, February 19, 2024, the Memphis Alumni and Kappa Beta Chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. celebrated more than two decades of partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The momentous occasion was marked by the "Vicennium Partnership Banquet," held at the Downtown...

PHOTOS: Lady Tigers clinch hard-fought OT win over Rice, 79-74

In an electrifying overtime battle, the University of Memphis women's basketball team clinched a 79-74 victory against Rice. This triumph not only marked a significant win for the team but also celebrated head coach Alex Simmons' 100th career win. The game, characterized by its dynamic...

LeMoyne-Owen receives $75K grant to launch Mens Volleyball

The LeMoyne-Owen College is set to introduce men's volleyball to its athletic program in the 2024-2025 season, joining the ranks of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SIAC) NCAA Division II teams. This development makes LeMoyne-Owen the seventh SIAC HBCU to sponsor men's volleyball at...

Stax Music Academy presents free virtual event “Stax Meets Motown” for Black History Month

Among soul music fans, few things are as emotionally charged as comparisons between Stax Records and Motown. And now the Soulsville Foundation’s 2024 Black History Month production commemorates both labels in its 2024 Black History Month original production: “Stax Meets Motown.” The presentation is free to...