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Boxing at The Pipkin 5 set for Saturday

Boxing at the Pipkin is back for another swing this weekend – and the card is expected to be bigger than ever. Presented by Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis Office of Youth Services, Boxing At The Pipkin 5 is set for 7 p.m., with...

Freedom Award recipients announced; gala set for Oct. 30

Musician John Legend, feminist writer Gloria Steinem and Nigerian human rights activist Hafsat Nabiola are the designated recipients of the National Civil Rights Museum 2019 Freedom Award. The annual awards, which honor civil and human rights leaders, will be presented Oct. 30 at The Orpheum...

SCAM ALERT: MLGW warns customers about phony “cut off calls”

If you get a call from "MLGW" providing an 800 number for you to make immediate payment . . . DON'T GO FOR IT. From MLGW: Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division customers are receiving automated scam calls from a 1-800 phone number requesting customers to...

LeMoyne-Owen selects Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean as interim president

The Board of Trustees of LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis' only four-year historically black college, today (July 30) announced it has selected Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean to serve as interim president, effective Aug. 26. “Dr. Johnson-Dean’s breadth of educational leadership experience and unique understanding of the inner workings...

Chip Washington invites radio listeners to get real on “Real Talk with Chip Washington”

It’s called “Real Talk with Chip Washington” and it will air Monday’s from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on AM 1600/ FM 93.3 WMQM beginning August 5th. Washington, who was the public information officer for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for six years until 2016,...

EDUCATION 2019: Special Section focuses on young people who achieve, give back

It's almost time for school again. And to help get you (and your student's) mind right for the new academic year, we humbly invite you to check out this year's EDUCATION 2019 Special Insert -- available in print on newsstands now, or by scrolling...

Mississippi Boulevard to host Back-To-School Health Fair on Saturday, July 27

Just when it seems summer is just getting started, we learn it's almost over. In other words, it's Back-To-School time, and Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church is doing its part to help parents and students prepare, with a health fair on Saturday, July 27: Memphis...

WATCH: Stacy Abrams addresses NAACP Convention in Detroit

The NAACP is in the midst of its 110th Annual Convention this week in Detroit. With racist tweets coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, ongoing concerns over gerrymandering and a fleet of challengers vying for the Democratic nomination, the convention is ripe for newmakers. We'll...

Shelby County Trustee unveils upgrade of property payment app

Shelby County Trustee Regina Morrison Newman recently unveiled an upgrade of the Trustee’s mobile app, with a new name and platform for taxpayers to pay property taxes from their smartphone; payitShelby is now payit901. The Trustee’s Office began using the mobile app in December 2017...

CodeCrew to host fifth CodeCrew Hackathon

CodeCrew, a non-profit organization aimed at cultivating initiatives for Computer Science education, will host its fifth-annual “Hackathon” at the FedEx Institute of Technology, 365 Innovation Dr., on July 27-28. Participants will tackle various aspects of school health, and how to creatively address it. The CodeCrew...