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Gateway makes state plea to stay open as a charter school

Gateway University Charter School presented its case for remaining open to Tennessee State Board of Education staff members, who met in the Barnes Auditorium of the Shelby County Schools Board building on late Tuesday afternoon. The next step is for a staff recommendation to the...

LENS & LINES: Staxtacular 2019

Challenged by a foot injury, Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Dillon Brooks rolled into Staxtacular 2019 determined to fill his role as host. Brooks, who is out for the season following surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his right big tow, had plenty of support,...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Learning series eyes arts education

The next panel discussion in the Memphis Educational Equity Learning Series will take place on Thursday (February 21) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum. “Essential, Not Extra: Arts Education as a Fundamental Component of Youth Success” will focus on...

Shannon Brown takes FedEx’s Diversity & Inclusion message on the road

by Shannon A. Brown --  We salute the Center for being a champion of enlightenment for people of all ages and backgrounds. And it’s truly an honor for us to serve as the presenting sponsor of “FedEx Free Day” where all visitors to the museum...

Costa Rica car crash takes life of Memphis businessman Mike Bowen

Prominent Memphis businessman Mike Bowen has been killed in a car crash in Costa Rica. The 61-year-old Bowen died Saturday. T-Shirt Champions confirmed the death of its CEO in a tweet. Bowen was CEO and president of Champion Awards and Apparel and graduated from Memphis State...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Philanthropic Black Women grant cycle open

The grant application process for the Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis (PBWM) is open now through March 15, 2019. The primary areas of focus for grant consideration include: Career development, Education, Entrepreneurship, Health and Scholarship. The grant guidelines and eligibility include the following: Must have a...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: 2019 Unity in Diversity Scholarship

The Memphis legal community on Thursday will be focused on the 2019 Unity in Diversity Scholarship Banquet, presented by the Reaves Law Firm at the Guest House at Graceland at 6:30 P.M. This year’s keynote speaker will be former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Rodney E....

LENS & LINES: African-American History month and more!

Check out some of the many ways and reasons Memphis area residents and visitors came together in recent days.  

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Boys & Girls Clubs choose Youth of the Year

On her application for the annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis Youth of the Year Competition, LaStacia Cloyd began with this: “Every loss is just an inch towards greatness.” A junior at Central High School, Cloyd has been selected as the BGCM Youth...

Memphis Chapter Jack & Jill to celebrate Founders Day at Hattiloo today (Jan. 27)

The Memphis Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. will host its 81st Founders Day Celebration today (January 27) at 4 p.m. at Hattiloo Theater at 37 S. Cooper. The gala event will feature a celebratory champagne toast to Gina Williams-Jackson, newly elected National...