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Amping up ‘Thank you for your service’

“Thank you for your service,” which can be heard year-round in Memphis-Shelby County, is amplified annually during the week that brings November 11, the day officially designated to pay tribute to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The 20th Annual Military Luncheon...

In Tennessee, down goes slavery as Amendment 3 passes

A loophole that permitted slavery and involuntary servitude as criminal punishments was closed by Tennessee voters on Tuesday. Tennessee was one of four states where voters approved ballot measures that will change their state constitutions to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime,...

An installation – delayed by COVID – ‘was a great occasion’

After a two-year wait, the Dr. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr. has been installed as pastor of Kingdom Fellowship Baptist Church in Frayser. Dr. Hutchinson’s installation was originally scheduled for March 2020, but in-person worship shut down across the country the week before. With that backdrop,...

Free MATA rides to polls available Friday

The Shelby County Election Commission, Shelby County Voter Alliance and Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) will once again offer free rides to the polls during Early Voting. MATA is offering free rides to voters all day on fixed route buses Friday, Oct. 28, during the...

UCAN of Memphis to host National Youth Confidence Day

National Youth Confidence Day, which was created by a native Memphian, will have a special 2022 celebration in the Bluff City thanks largely to UCAN of Memphis. The brainchild of Tiffany R. Lewis Founder, president/ CEO of Confident Girl Mentoring Program, Inc., National Youth Confidence...

WLOK’s ‘world impact’ embraced at 27th Annual Stone ‘EBEN’ Awards

The 27th Annual Stone “EBEN” Awards featured a special salute to WLOK radio and its founder, Art Gilliam, during a ceremony at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center Theatre last Saturday (Oct. 8). Annually in October, the Stone “Eben” Awards are rolled out in 12 categories,...

Memphis-filmed ‘Queen Rising’ shines in opening weekend

“Queen Rising,” a Memphis-made thriller filmed and produced with mostly Memphis talent, premiered during a red-carpet event held at Malco Paradiso last Friday (Oct. 7). Some of the cast and crew were in attendance for debut of the film created by executive producer and Memphis-based...

LeMoyne-Owen adds Latino Heritage salute to Midnight Madness

Hundreds of basketball fans are expected to arrive at Bruce-Johnson Hall on the campus of LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC) for Midnight Madness on Saturday (Oct. 15). Midnight Madness traditionally marks the first official practice for LOC’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and allows fans to meet...

Avidity Awards to spotlight independent artists, record labels

The accomplishments of independent artists and record labels will be highlighted during the 7th Annual Avidity Awards at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education on October 13-15. Social media influencers Aldren McClullar of “The Aldren Brand” and Marquis Jelks of “Church Stuff” were...

Free nature outing for Mental Health Awareness Day Oct. 1

The 2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness Day at Epping Way is set for Saturday (Oct. 1). The free event reflects the teamwork of the Wolf River Conservancy, Sylvamo and Memphis Shelby County Schools. It is designed to make use of nature to teach problem solving...