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Two Novembers ago, a specialized Memphis Police Department unit was put on the streets to identify surges in motor vehicle thefts and violent crime. The Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods -- dubbed the SCORPION unit --...
Criminal justice and local elected officials urged patience this week as they investigated the fatal bludgeoning of Tyre D. Nichols, 29, during a Jan. 7 encounter with police officers near his Hickory Hill home. During a news conference Wednesday (Jan....
At 29, Tyre D. Nichols was a bit old for skateboarding, his stepfather Rodney Wells said he told him. But you don’t stop doing something that you loved as much as Nichols. And, added Wells at a Monday (Jan. 23) rally...
Dr. Thomas E. Motley Sr., the first African-American Internal Medicine physician to serve in Memphis, died Jan. 11 at Methodist University Hospital.  The 83-year-old Dr. Motley was honored by the Memphis City Council when he retired in October 2021. Former Memphis...
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Born in Memphis in 1930, the number of people Dr. Charles A. Champion befriended during his life’s journey would be difficult to calculate. Any number any one person comes up with could easily be increased by one more. Dr. Champion...
A rally for justice in the death of Tyre D. Nichols is set for Monday after his family meets with city officials and views video footage of his death. National Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump, who represents Nichols’ family in...
Five Memphis Police Department officers were fired on Friday for their part in what Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis said was “the tragic death of Mr. Tyre Nichols.” Nichols died Jan. 10. Three days earlier around 8:30 p.m., he had a...
The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) at the Lorraine Motel once again served as a prime destination point to celebrate the greatness and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday in his honor. Outside the museum, attached...