Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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TSD EDITORIAL: Time to accelerate toward change!

American Citizen George Floyd was killed 828 miles and about 13 hours from the historical marker in Memphis that notes Ida B. Wells’ passion to expose and eliminate lynching. The extreme, reckless disregard for his life warrants consideration of murder at the highest degree...

TSD FLASH! — Unrest in Memphis, Day V

Demand for substantive changes in the way law enforcement is applied in Memphis and the US, particularly as it relates to African Americans, fueled local protests for a fifth day on Sunday. For several hours, protesters flowed through various parts of downtown Memphis, with attempts...

More takes on what Joe Biden told Charlamagne Tha God

Former Vice President Joe Biden's recent foot-in-mouth moment with host Charlamagne Tha God on a segment of "The Breakfast Club" is addressed by two posts on BlackPressUSA. Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Clarifies Message to Black America NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The comments made at the end...

TVA’s Lyash details why the power company is the ‘right choice’ for Memphis

by Jerome Wright – Tennessee Valley Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey “Jeff” Lyash Thursday (May 21) said he feels Memphis and the federally-owned power company can accomplish much if they remain partners. “We think TVA is the best choice for Memphis. What we’d...

Suit seeks jail release of those most at risk from COVID-19

A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office seeks emergency action to “protect medically vulnerable people” – including people with disabilities – detained at the jail and who are at high risk of severe injury or death from COVID-19. The American Civil Liberties...

LEGACY: Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks — July 1, 1939-May 15, 2020

Teacher, professor, superintendent and educational advocate, Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks died on Friday after a brief hospital stay; more details to come. Dr. Hooks, who had a long history of community-engagement service in Memphis and elsewhere, had served as an administrator at Langston University in...

Former Councilman and renowned businessman Fred L. Davis dies at 86

Fred L. Davis, owner of the Fred L. Davis Insurance Agency and the first African American to serve as chairman of the Memphis City Council, has died. The TSD's story is developing. Mr. Davis passed around 2:15 pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the...

LEGACY: Dr. Beverly Jean Williams-Cleaves

Scores of community health fairs and educational outreach programs designed to help people upgrade the quality of their personal health were aided immensely by the work of Dr. Beverly Jean Williams-Cleaves, who died Saturday (May 9) at Methodist Germantown Hospital after suffering from pancreatic...

Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will...

Chef Phillip Dewayne cooking love-filled meals for Humes Middle School families

Chef Phillip Dewayne – the owner and operator of Park + Cherry Café inside the Dixon Gallery & Gardens and RECOVER meal prep service – has a treat in the works for families near Humes Middle School. On Tuesday (May 5), at least 150 students...
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