Friday, December 4, 2020

Community

by Lee D. Miller III -- Whether the call was for hot jazz licks, woodwind or brass expanses on the music scales or staccato taps on the drums, the George Washington Carver High School bands responded to the majestic directions of...
The re-opening Monday of W.C. Handy Park on Beale St. was paired with the annual birthday celebration of the “Father of the Blues.” Dr. Carlos Handy, the grandson of W. C. Handy, was among the special guests. He and Mayor...
Whitehaven will be in the spotlight through this weekend as the I Love Whitehaven Neighborhood and Business Association holds its third annual I Love Whitehaven Weekend. Activities kicked off Tuesday (Nov. 17) and run through Sunday (Nov. 22). Among the...
A teen entrepreneur looking to spread kindness with flowers made his way to Tom Lee Park and went to work on Friday afternoon. Charles Earl Franklin's flowers brought smiles and goodwill to joggers, walkers, and people just taking in the...
The W.C. Handy Memphis Home & Museum, operated by Heritage Tours, will celebrate the 147th Birthday Anniversary of W.C. Handy – "Father of the Blues" – on Monday (Nov. 16). Following the ribbon cutting of the redesigned Handy Park on...
Memphis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) will host a PROTECT BLACK WEEKEND aimed at “Building & Empowering Black women and addressing barriers that leave them unprotected amidst current societal forces.” The Nov. 5-8 weekend of events kicked off with a...
For 26-plus years, Bishop Lee Ward served in the United States Marine Corps and the manner in which he did earned him the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award that can be bestowed upon an individual. That fact was among...
The Memphis Team of Tennessee Valley Authority had a jam-packed schedule last week as they ventured out on their mission to bring kids impacted by COVID-19 a little joy for Halloween. Armed with thousands of their newly developed TVA Energy...
Nine months, six, ten, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen — Those are the ages of the eight children whose murders this year in Memphis remain unsolved. Now the U.S. Marshals Service is putting up $50,000 for information that identifies and leads...
He’s the Memphis whiz kid, viral sensation on YouTube, racking up nearly 75,000 views with a viral video entitled, “You Can Be ABCs.” Meet Sam, 6-year-old prodigy, who raps about careers beginning from A to Z with dad, Robert “Bobby”...
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