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UTHSC College of Medicine to host African-American Alumni Reunion

Since Alvin Crawford, MD, became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in 1964, 400 African-American medical students have followed suit. On April 26-28, the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center...

Advisory group formed to explore energy alternatives to TVA

With the stakes high, MLGW president and CEO J.T. Young has outlined a framework for taking community input into the merit of sticking with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for electric power or forging a new partnership. Young gave a glimpse of the path forward...

National Women’s March co-chair to keynote NAACP Freedom Fund gala

The Memphis Branch NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Luncheon will be held on Saturday (April 20) and giving the keynote address will be Tamika Mallory, national co-chair of the Women’s March. The Guest House at Graceland is the venue, with the luncheon set to begin at...

Upgrade on the way for collecting yard debris, tree limbs and more

]A new system for collecting yard debris and outside-the-cart items will be in use by the City of Memphis’ Division of Solid Waste starting May 1. “At its core, city government’s job is to provide top quality, reliable service to our residents,” said Mayor Jim...

Can you help solve the Mystery of the Withers Photos?

Legendary photojournalist Dr. Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prolific photographers to document the lives of African Americans in Memphis. A new book on Dr. Withers’ early work is in the works, but several photos need identification. That’s where YOU come in! Are...

Submit ideas for Memphis College of Art and Brooks Museum buildings

The City of Memphis has launched “Create Your Space,” a call for ideas for the creative reimagining of the Memphis College of Art and Brooks Museum buildings. The open invitation is to “help create a new blueprint for the iconic Overton Park anchors to ensure...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: SCS board member appointed to National Council

Shelby County Schools Board Member Michelle McKissack was elected to the national Steering Committee of the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) at the National School Board Association annual conference in Philadelphia on March 30, 2019. “This is such a huge honor to serve...

Images from MLK51 — 2019

MLK51 celebrated on April 4, 2019 produced myriad images associated with commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Downtown Memphis on April 4, 1968. The following images showcase...

Memphis Cares2 to feature Rev. James Lawson

The ongoing journey to freedom will serve as an understood theme during “Memphis Cares2” at Crump Stadium on Sunday (April 7), beginning at 3 p.m. The event will be a free re-creation of the original Memphis Cares, April 7, 1968. In the aftermath of the assassination...

READER’S CORNER: ‘The Lost Souls of Black Folk and White Folk’

(blackchristiannews.com) – It took national bestselling author Daniel Whyte III nearly 10 years to complete his work “The Lost Souls of Black Folk & White Folk,” which tackles the issues of America’s sin, God’s judgment, the Church’s failures, and the enduring problem of the...