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Fast start fades as Grizzlies get run down by Lakers

The Grizzlies slapped a 22-2 run on the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night, embarrassing the reigning NBA champions in the first six minutes and setting up a good-try assessment in response to a 115-105 loss in L.A. For the Lakers (21-6), it was a seventh...

Singles can laugh Valentine’s Day during ‘The Living Single Virtual Comedy Show’

Comedienne LaToya Tennille and Happy & Single Founder Jae Henderson have teamed up to present “The Living Single Virtual Comedy Show” on Valentine’s Day at 6 p.m. Tenille, along with fellow comedian MoufPiece, will discuss the hilarious highs and lows of being single and dating...

UNFILTERED: Chamber President Beverly Robertson’s open letter to SCS

Greater Memphis Chamber President Beverly Robertson wrote this January 30, 2021 open letter to Shelby County Schools Supt. Joris Ray and the members of the Shelby County Schools Board of Education. Dear Dr. Ray and Shelby County School Board Members: I am writing to express both...

‘A time to invest in Memphis’ is Strickland’s 2021 State of the City declaration

With the newly transformed Renasant Convention Center as the backdrop, Mayor Jim Strickland delivered a State of the City address that focused on a recap of the past year and the road ahead, a new violence intervention program and a “transformative investment” in Memphis. Reflecting...

Black, magic and real: Where were you when Nia Dennis broke the Internet, again?

by Jay Connor -- If “show up to show out” was a person, is there a better candidate on planet Earth other than Nia Dennis? Last year, the celebrated UCLA gymnast sent jaws crashing into the floor with a show-stopping, Beyoncé-inspired floor routine that went all...

SCS focused on Inauguration Day to build bridge to the future

As the historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris unfolded in the U.S. Capitol, Shelby County Schools teachers and students took it in as a learning experience. Thousands of SCS students watched the transition of power. They had been primed for...

Amanda Gorman gave voice to a generation — and the nation’s hopes

At 22, Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet ever in the United States. As she read her poem – “The Hill We Climb” – during the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, she captured the shadows of darkness and...

The tradition of honoring Dr. King rolls on

The Tennessee Progressive National Baptist Convention on Monday continued its tradition of saluting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in conjunction with the annual celebration of his birthday. The celebration was held at Monumental Baptist Church, 704 South Parkway East,  where the Rev. Wade Bryant is...

Impeachment: Quotes from the House

The House session that resulted in the second impeachment of President Donald J. Trump  afforded lawmakers an opportunity to put the need to do so into the Congressional record. Here are some of the expressed thoughts and associated images: “After President Trump was impeached, Susan Collins...

Space station conversation to take Phi Beta Sigma’s Founders’ Day celebration out of this world

A LIVE conversation with NASA astronaut Victor J. Glover Jr. from the International Space Station will be among the highlights of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.’s 107th Anniversary Virtual Global Founders’ Day Celebration on Saturday (Jan. 9). Micheal E. Cristal, International President of Phi Beta...