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Memphis People’s Convention leverages its agenda ahead of May 3 County Primary

With the Memphis People’s Agenda as the backdrop, candidates vying for several races in the May 3 County Primary took their campaigns to the 2022 Memphis People’s Convention this past Saturday. Powered by #UPTheVote 901 in association with organizing partners and affiliates, the convention took...

IN POLITICS 2022: Democrats vying for District Attorney weigh in on the racial-sensitivity factor

The backdrop in the Democratic Primary for Shelby County District Attorney General includes the argument made by some that a higher level of racial sensitivity would improve the likelihood of substantive change in the office’s effectiveness in response to ongoing – and mounting –...

Grizzlies floor Timberwolves with punch from the bench in Game 2

Memphis hit Minnesota so hard with its bench that the resulting win now is recorded as the largest margin of victory in the franchise’s playoff history. The Grizzlies matched and surpassed the Timberwolves’ energy, reeling in a 28-point win (124-96) and evening the Western Conference...

Game 1 delivers an eyeful!

Picture an afternoon at FedExForum during game 1 of the opening round playoffs series pitting Memphis against Minnesota's T-Wolves. The canvass reflects Ja Morant's warm-up, a stirring rendition of the National Anthem, the Grizzlies' energy-filled pregame warmup, fans ready to explode in FedExForum, the ups...

Ida B. Wells’ life and legacy set for documentary premiere on April 19

“Facing Down Storms: Memphis and the Making of Ida B. Wells” debuts at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education on April 19.  The premiere film screening is being hosted by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis....

FedEx Logistics opens Global Headquarters in Downtown Memphis

FedEx Logistics, Inc., a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., held an opening event this week at its new Global Headquarters in Downtown Memphis — a new focal point for the company’s global operations in 34 countries and territories. “Great cities have great buildings. From this magnificent...

Eddie George and TSU’s Tigers are on track to play Notre Dame

Win, lose or tie, the Tennessee State University football team will make history next season when the Tigers travel to South Bend, Indiana to take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The Sept. 2, nationally-televised game will be Notre Dame’s 2023 home opener, marking...

For the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Memphis again will be the center for remembering Dr. King on April 4

The 54th commemoration of the death in Memphis of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the draw that will have the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, in Memphis on Monday (April 4). Jackson will hold...

Coming this week: A Voter Ready Open House

“Aggressive, grassroots communication” is needed to ensure that recent changes don’t adversely affect the local electoral process, according to a Shelby County Voter Alliance spokesman, who has joined with the Shelby County Election Commission in pitching a special open house set for Thursday (April...

Collage Dance Collective, Iris Orchestra set their sights on ‘Brazil by Night’

“Brazil by Night” a Brazilian-themed evening of live music, world-class dance, cocktails and food, will light up the Collage Dance Center on April 9. The Collage Dance Collective and Iris Orchestra will host the evening experience, which is set for 7 p.m. at the new...