Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Community

by Jennifer L. Sharp -- With a Sept. 30 deadline looming, local officials are making an all-out push to get as many households as possible to complete 2020 Census forms. The City of Memphis has jumped into the effort big time...
by Florence M. Howard -- The expression for joy of living in French is joie de vivre. It is the life philosophy and commitment of Dr. Betty Harville, a trailblazing eye doctor who grooved a trail across the country for...
Memphis will pay a long-standing debt to anti-lynching advocate and civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells-Burnett before the year’s end, said Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., pastor emeritus of New Sardis Baptist Church. Gray and a collective of Memphis...
The  “Live Like A Champion” Drive-By Celebration in honor Dr. Charles A. Champion's 90th birthday delivered a good time for the renowned Memphis pharmacist and master compounder and many of those he has served over the years. GALLERY: Gary S....
The recent slaying of yet another child in Memphis this year sparked a call to action by a local clergyman and community advocates. Brandon Fleming, 17, was fatally shot Sunday (Aug. 16). He is among the 24 children killed by...
Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division President J. T. Young now has the approval of the utility’s board to quicken the process of hiring a consultant to help attract proposals that could lead to a new power supplier. At a...
A “Live Like A Champion” Drive-By Celebration has been set to observe the 90th birthday of Memphis pharmacist and master compounder Dr. Charles A. Champion. Hosted by his family, the commemoration will be Aug. 22 at Champion's Pharmacy and Herb...
A group of Whitehaven residents are preparing for a tough fight to prevent Elvis Presley Enterprises from opening a 3-D printing factory in the middle of middle- and upper-middle-class neighborhoods. Their determination was demonstrated Aug. 7 when Whitehaven Community Development...
A moment historic and far-reaching in its scope presented itself Thursday shortly after 6 p.m. when a committee formed to honor Ida B. Wells convened on a virtual meeting platform. Chaired by the Rev. Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr.,...
Each year, The March of Dimes' "March for Babies" campaign raises funds to support mothers and families who have children that are born prematurely. And even as COVID-19 cases spiral upward locally, Damon Hunter, a member of Alpha Phi...
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