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Community Power Up Days to test virtual space before SCS starts academic year

Shelby County Schools (SCS) is partnering with the City of Memphis and Shelby County Government to conduct what is being dubbed a community-wide Power Up Hour in advance of the fully virtual opening of schools on Aug. 31. The goal of the Power Up Hour...

Local poll shows need to raise level of confidence in police among African Americans

Asked to rate local law enforcement on five specific issues, fewer than half of African Americans polled on behalf of the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission gave an overall positive rating on four of them. The countywide poll was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies. According to...

Quarterbacking positive change through sports

(Neilsen) -- When history is set, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the Star-Spangled Banner back in 2016 to protest reported police brutality and oppression against people of color, it will be viewed as a key moment in the long fight...

Wear your masks!

As the count of COVID-19 numbers continues to yield dizzying numbers in Greater Memphis, the need to mask-up mounts with life-saving urgency. On Friday, Shelby County Health Department data showed 18,058 confirmed/probable coronavirus cases, including 374 new cases reported over the previous 24 hours. The...

Early voting begins in Tennessee

Voters now have the option to cast their ballots ahead of the Aug. 6 primary. Early voting officially started Friday and will continue to run Mondays through Saturdays until Aug. 1. The deadline to register to vote in the primary, however, has passed. Voters can find...

LENS & LINES: Welcome to ‘Larry Dodson, Sr. Road’

Family and friends of Memphis music icon Larry Dodson Sr. joined him on Friday for the unveiling of a sign that brought his legacy sharply into view at the corner of Marlin Rd. and Elvis Presley Blvd. Now a solo artist, the former lead singer...

Southern Justice Summit crafted as a tool for ‘transformative change’

Declaring that the "need for transformative change has never been clearer" and that the way forward is equally so," Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris this week detailed plans for the first #SouthernJustice Summit to be hosted in virtual mode with the Memphis Urban League. "This...

NAACP Freedom Fund event to feature national President/CEO Derrick Johnson

National NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson will be the keynote speaker as the NAACP Memphis Branch holds its annual Freedom Fund fundraiser virtually via ZOOM on Saturday (July 11), beginning at  11:30 a.m. This is the first in a series of Freedom Fund events...

LENS & LINES: Legally speaking — racism has got to go!

Lawyers and supporters -- about 200 strong -- rallied and marched downtown on Wednesday morning. Organized by the Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association, the Memphis Bar Association and the Association for Women Attorneys, the march was a way of saying...

Poor People’s Campaign stages massive online demonstration

(Religion News Service) — With COVID-19 restrictions preventing an intended in-person rally in Washington D.C., at least a million supporters of the Poor People's Campaign reportedly tuned in Saturday (June 20) to watch a mix of live speeches and pre-recorded clips of liberal religious...
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