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Clean-up shows LeMoyne-Owen College’s love for its community

Now guiding an HBCU with roots nearly 160 years deep, LeMoyne-Owen College new President Dr. Vernell Bennell-Fairs took her resolve into the streets of South Memphis on Friday. The rallying point was “Reimagining Walker,” the focus of what was billed as the college’s first Loving...

Let’s eat together!

Anchored in five years of momentum, Black Restaurant Week No. 6 unfolded this week amid the ongoing pandemic, delivering strong evidence that an understanding of the concept and need is well rooted. “This year we are supporting 21 restaurants,” Cynthia Daniels, the founder of Black...

Memphis Urban League offers grant relief to workers impacted by COVID-19

The Memphis Urban League (MUL) has opened applications for $1,000 grants to restaurant and hotel workers financially impacted by COVID-19. Earlier this year, Shelby County Government awarded $2,500,000 to the Memphis Urban League to support local restaurant and hotel workers impacted by the fight against...

Health Department director stepping aside as city takes vaccination reins

The buzz about the planned resignation of Shelby County’s Health Department director notwithstanding, COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered at dozens of area sites. State and local officials are emphasizing that fact, not wanting it lost given the acute need to pick up the vaccination pace. Across...

Town Hall gives voice to vaccination angst, qualms about Health Department leadership

UPDATE: Dr. Alisa Haushalter's decision to resign as director of the Shelby County Health Department was made known Friday afternoon following her participation in the virtual Town Hall event reported upon for this story. by Erica R. Williams --  Days after the State of Tennessee stripped...

VAXXING UPDATE: Adjusting to the weather, more

All COVID-19 vaccination sites will remain closed Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 20-21), except for the Southwest Tennessee Community College Whitehaven site. To make up appointments missed due to inclement weather, individuals who had scheduled appointments at SWTCC on February 11th and February 12th are rescheduled...

LEGACY: Supervisor Ida M. Porter

As the life of COGIC Supervisor Ida “Maddie” Bell Flagg Porter was celebrated last Saturday (Feb. 13) at Memorial Park, her son, Bishop Brandon B. Porter, delivered the homegoing message. Those in attendance had in hand a synopsis of her life story, which was titled...

NAACP lawsuit: Trump, Giuliani incited Capitol riot

WASHINGTON D.C — Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing Donald J. Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers of conspiring to incite a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, with the goal of preventing Congress from...

Winter storm tightens it bone-chilling grip

As day gave way to night on Monday, there was no give in the grip of the winter storm that has the Greater Memphis area braving single-digit temperatures and multi-inch fallen snow and ice. Officially, a winter-storm warning still was in effect, with below zero...

As winter storm settles in, Memphis and Mid-South hunker down

Signs of a major winter storm started showing up as projected Sunday morning, with the Shelby Countians warned to be prepared for snow, sleet and freezing rain associated with a winter storm warning issued through midnight Tuesday. With bitter cold temperatures in place, heavy precipitation...