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Katina L. Rankin: “GOD told me to go to Africa!”

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9rOTc8dMzY&feature=youtu.be by Katina L. Rankin Yes, I’m a local television anchor. I make a decent living, but I do not make enough to go overseas on a whim.  However, I know GOD’s voice.  I’ve heard HIS voice many times. For example, HE told me to call...

‘Breast Cancer 901: Community Report’ set for release

The Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA) and the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC) this week will release "Breast Cancer 901: Community Wide Report" – a first of its kind report. It will provide insight gathered from a recently completed survey of mammogram facilities in the...

LEGACY: O.C. Pleasant Jr. was ‘quintessential’ Election Commission chairman

O. C. Pleasant Jr., former chairman of the Shelby County Election Commission and a Memphis Branch NAACP stalwart, passed away on Sunday. Pleasant served on the commission for 30 years. For many, Ocie C. “O.C.” Pleasant Jr. was the quintessential chairman of the Election Commission. He served from...

LENS & LINES: Show of respect, support for Chef Gary Williams

Chef Gary Williams had many, many friends partly because he had a knack for making people feel special. On Friday a stream of those friends/customers flowed into Krewe of DeJavu on Florida St., where he was the chef. Williams, the former owner of DeJa Vu Restuarant,...

BOOK EXCERPT: The financial literacy aspect of ‘Twenty Something’

TSD Newsroom In her first book – “Twenty Something” – Carlissa A. Shaw Esq. focuses on advice for young women entering adulthood. The Memphis-based lawyer discusses things she wishes she would have known, including walking away from toxic relationships and financial literacy. The “Twenty Something” book...

Trustee’s Office to offer on-site assistance across Shelby County for tax season

Shelby County Trustee Regina Morrison Newman will have representatives available at seven branch locations beginning Monday, December 3 through Thursday, February 28. Representatives will accept payments and answer tax-related questions for anyone visiting in person.  Taxes for the 2018 tax year become delinquent on March 1,...

New outlet launched for commercial driver’s license training

Olympic Career Training Institute (OCTI) has secured the state certification to provide Commercial Driver’s License Training (CDL), and began offering its first training classes in Memphis in August. OCTI is a Department of Labor approved training provider that for the past eight years has provided vocational...

First Tennessee’s Lynne Walker Wins Female Executive of the Year

First Tennessee Bank, a member of the First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) family of companies, announced this week that Executive VP, Director of Affinity Strategy, Lynne Walker won Gold in the Female Executive of the Year Award (employees 2500+) Consumer Services category and Silver...

Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Elect Leadership Positions

NASHVILLE—The Tennessee House Democratic Caucus today elected its leadership positions for the upcoming 111th General Assembly of the Tennessee House of Representatives. Rep. Karen Camper of Memphis was named House Minority Leader.  Camper is the first African-American and the first African-American woman to hold the position. ...

Memphis Challenge lines up stars for winter jazz experience

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Memphis Challenge will give a warm welcome to winter on December 7 with its “Jazzin’ Around 7” concert, featuring a headlining performance from international recording artist, Johnny Britt. Britt will perform material from his critically-acclaimed “Marvin Meets Miles” project and his latest single, “So Hot,” which features Najee and...