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Praise for NNPA Task Force and Resource Center

by Stacy M. Brown The establishment of the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Coronavirus Task Force and Resource Center is both timely and necessary, and publishers, partners, sponsors, and others should quickly rally around the concept, according to one distinguished NNPA publisher. “It’s extremely important because...

Declining numbers, coronavirus crisis fuel closure of Holy Names

Several years of declining membership and waning numbers of new congregants forced the Catholic Diocese of Memphis to consider a complete closure of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, just north of Downtown Memphis. The threat of a full-blown, coronavirus outbreak in Shelby...

TSD COVID-19! Flash

Particulars of Mayor Strickland's stay-at-home order To further combat the spread of COVID-19, the City of Memphis will issue a Safer at Home Order effective 6pm on March 24, 2020 through midnight April 7, 2020 — directing all residents of Memphis to stay inside their...

Graduates’ joy may not get on-stage expression

by Jerome Wright -- LeMoyne-Owen College graduating senior Joe Rains Mvula (M-voo-la) is looking forward to marching across the stage in May to receive his bachelor’s degree in mathematics. But for Mvula and thousands of graduating seniors at high schools, and colleges and universities across the...

TSD’s COVID-19 flash!

A third case of COVID-19 in Shelby County, detected by private laboratory results, is being investigated by the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD). According to SCHD, the case is not related to the first two. Also, the individual is not a resident of Shelby County...

Session to explore opening doors for African-American contractors

The director of the Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise, Sheila Simpson will be in Memphis Thursday morning to address issues of particular concern to African-American contractors in the Memphis area. The 8 a.m. session is being hosted by Memphis Business Contracting Consultants (MBCC). It's...

Two students’ exposure to coronavirus patient prompts Southwest to shut Allied Health Building

The Allied Health Building at Southwest Tennessee Community College will be closed through March 18 for a "deep cleaning" of the building in connection with the coronavirus. The "abundance of caution" move came after Southwest officials learned from the Shelby County Health Department that two...

COGIC to host SAVE 901 Awareness March

The Church of God In Christ (COGIC) Tennessee 5th Jurisdiction, under the leadership of Bishop Jerry Taylor, is observing the April 4 commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis with a  SAVE 901 Awareness March. The march is to bring awareness to...

Confirmed – first case of coronavirus in Shelby County

A case of the coronavirus has been found in Shelby County, according to Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, who made the announcement Sunday morning about 10 a.m. Shelby County Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter said results came back Saturday from the state lab confirming the...

Tigers control Wichita State with ‘D’ and resolve

In a season with challenging twists, the University of Memphis Tigers find themselves in position to knot up advantageous seating in the upcoming American Athletic Conference after a 68-60 win over Witchita State’s Shockers at FedExForum on Thursday night. Memphis improved to 21-9 and 10-9...