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CodeCrew is headed to schools with tech in mind

by Najee El-Amin -- Memphis-based tech organization CodeCrew has been awarded nearly $1 million towards implementing computer science programs in the state’s school districts. Teaming up with CSforALL, the pair was able to acquire the three-year grant from the National Science Foundation in late October.  The funds...

Entrepreneur Training Institute celebrates inaugural graduation

“We don’t help you FIND a job; we help you MAKE one.” That’s the tagline for the Entrepreneur Training Institute (ETI), which held its first graduation ceremony – a hybrid event with some attending virtually – last Saturday (Nov. 13). Founded in 2018 by Beverly H....

Memphis rapper Young Dolph gunned down

BREAKING NEWS: Gun violence claims life of Memphis rapper Young Dolph, who was shot to death outside of Makeda’s Cookies, 2370 Airways Blvd., Wednesday afternoon. STORY DEVELOPING.  

GOOD FOR YOU! — Hamilton seniors embrace TSU scholarship offer

All Shelby County Schools seniors in the Class of 2022 with a 3.5 GPA or higher have an academic home at Tennessee State University, if they chose. Five Hamilton High School seniors fitting that bill have decided to pursue their education at the historic HBCU...

‘Join us …as we observe and celebrate’

by Calvin Anderson -- Noted Memphian and journalist Ida B .Wells said, “The people must know before they can act and there is no educator to compare to the press.” I am humbled and honored to serve as president of Best Media Properties, the parent company...

Philadelphia blazes a trail with Driving Equity law

TSD Newsroom -- A Driving Equity Bill crafted by Philadelphia City Councilmember Isaiah Thomas was signed into law on Tuesday by Mayor Jim Kenney. It was crafted to address the tension between police and community members by removing negative interaction through minor traffic stops. Thomas introduced...

MPD Chief Davis weighs in on traffic stops

Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis addressed the prospect of a reduction of traffic stops for minor infractions in a recent question-and-answer with the media: “We’re mostly concerned about erratic driving, reckless driving, and really, that’s all over the city. It’s not all over just...

Philadelphia’s new Driving Equity law is a no-go in Memphis, says former Memphis Police Association president

Memphis police would be handcuffed if the city had a law like the one that took effect in Philadelphia with the mayor's signature on Tuesday, said Mike Williams, former president of the Memphis Police Association. Williams was asked about Philadelphia's move after the Philadelphia City Council...

WLOK radio names new program director

Brandi Lynn McKinney has been named WLOK’s program director.  A Memphis native, McKinney, whose on-air name is B. Lynn, continues to host WLOK’s popular talk show, “Let’s Talk About It,’’ which is aired at 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Monday through Friday. She also serves as the...

Stone ‘Eben’ Awards 2021 — a gala with a rise-up message

The 26th Annual Stone “EBEN” Awards gala -- held at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center (Oct. 9) -- was a rise-up affair. Hosted by Stanley “Cam Mtenzi” Campbell and the House of Mtenzi Museum (1289 Madison Ave.), the red-carpet affair annually honors “the leaders, pioneers,...