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Conference pitched to help small business owners gain access to capital

The backdrop for the upcoming Access Granted Conference is framed with this question: “Did you know that Memphis is 63 percent Black and yet Black-owned businesses earn less than 1 percent of all business receipts?” Vowing to change that picture, the organizers are pitching an...

Orpheum to begin ticket sales for first national tour of new ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ play

Tickets for the history-making production of  “To Kill a Mockingbird” go on sale Friday (May 20) for the premiere Memphis engagement at the Orpheum Theatre on August 16-21. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper...

Buffalo shooting prompts NAACP-led call for local action

The Memphis Branch NAACP plans to use its upcoming general membership meeting as a platform to move toward a community-backed plan to address gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo. Executive Director Vickie Terry said the meeting would be held at...

Southwest turns to Cory Major to guide student affairs

Deciding to promote from within, Southwest Tennessee Community College has named Cory Major vice president for student affairs. Major had been serving as interim vice president for student affairs since January. His new title became effective on May 16. Major assumed the interim role to provide...

LOC, TSU embrace $1 million partnerships with Lowe’s

LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis and Tennessee State University in Nashville both reaped $1 million donations from home improvement retail giant Lowe’s on Wednesday. The donations are part of a series of Lowe’s gifts and partnerships with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) aimed to create...

Ghanian ‘King of Asante’ beckons all to Beale Street to honor ‘ancestors’

Beale Street, which long has been walked by “kings and queens” of music legends, will be the royal gathering ground for a traditional Ghanian “Durbar Ceremony” on Saturday (May 7). The ceremony, which is set for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., will be the culmination...

Early signs pointed toward an Election Day turnout with plenty of room for growth

Polls close at 7 p.m. for the May 3 Shelby County Primary Election. Check back at TSDMemphis.com for stories about the outcomes

A Saturday view of the Beale Street Music Festival

The Beale St. Music Festival was a photography feeding ground on Saturday notwithstanding a late-night, severe weather alert that forced Memphis in May officials to halt planned proceedings. The annual festival, which historically has been held at Tom Lee Park along the Riverfront, kicked off...

Free MATA service today doubles as a pitch for the last day to vote early

All MATA services are free today (April 28) – the last day to vote early for the May 3 Shelby County Primary Election. Free rides will be offered all day as part of a partnership to help voters reach early voting locations. The partnership links the...