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Upcoming Martin Luther King Day Events

Here is a listing of some events slated for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. We are updating this list as we learn of other events, so check back frequently! National Civil Rights Museum Community service and social and economic justice will be the focus as the...

MLGW at the ready for icy conditions

As expected, Memphis woke up to snow, ice and freezing rain this morning. Whether or not that means power outages remains to be seen, but Memphis Light Gas and Water says they are monitoring conditions and are ready to respond. From an MLGW statement released...

2018 Blues Music Award nominees announced

The Blues Foundation announced nominees for the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards. This year’s nominees include artist with local connections like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Bobby Rush, Southern Avenue, R.L. Boyce, Robert Cray and North Mississippi Allstars. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at...

LEGACY: Eldredge M. Williams

Born July 30, 1930, Eldredge M. Williams died January 2, 2018. Mr. Williams began his 44-year long career with Universal Life Insurance as a Soliciting and Collecting Agent in Little Rock.  In 1993, he was named Executive Vice President/ Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Williams served...

FACEBOOK POST OF THE WEEK: Habari Gani? — Imani (Faith)

From time to time, we pull an interesting thing or two on Facebook and social media. Here's a thoughful piece from Reggie Jenkins, with a few final thoughts about Kwanzaa: 

UTHSC names new director of governmental relations

“Memphis has more potential or promise than any city in America, and I want to be part of shaping its destiny,” said David C. Mills, Sr., the new director of government relations at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Mills comes to the university with more...

Black Farmers group reps to meet with Trump in Nashville

Thomas Burrell, president of the 15,000-member Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA), has received an official invitation from the White House to be a VIP guest of President Donald Trump when Trump delivers the keynote address at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Convention in...

Kwanzaa-goers thoughtful and hopeful during celebrations

Kwanzaa honorees
For some in Memphis, the recent celebration of Kwanzaa was the continuation of a 40-year-plus tradition. And as is the case each year, others involved themselves in the seven-day cultural observance for the first time. Whether veterans or newbies, the measurement of the outcome invariably...

Taking FAFSA to college-bound students

The City of Memphis ranks No. 1 in the nation for completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and Graduate Memphis is working to maintain that ranking. The local organization and its partners are sponsoring events that offer assistance filling out the...

It’s not too late to participate in Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa officially kicked off on Tuesday, Dec. 26, and you can still join with others to celebrate. Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. is hosting events through New Year’s Day. Memphis Kwanzaa International, which historically has sponsored activities, is inactive this season after the passing of its...