Thursday, May 13, 2021

Community

Chris Hope – yep, that’s his real name – looks like a regular, ordinary person. He has a regular job and has a pretty regular life. But to families with very sick children at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, Hope has Herculean...
At the time of last Saturday’s latest “Community Walk Against Gun Violence,” 84 shootings had been documented in Shelby County in 2021. And, participants were told, Tennessee’s new no-permit, gun-carry law will create a “wild west” effect. “There are too...
The fifth annual Greater Memphis Media Scholarship Awards presentation was held at LeMoyne-Owen College on Tuesday. “It’s about providing one of the pinnacles of social justice – education opportunities – for HBCU's and (about) recognizing Shelby County Schools educators for...
If the Memphis City Council follows the impassioned plea of Dr. William Barber, co-chair of The Poor People’s Campaign, they will approve an ordinance that Byhalia Connection Pipeline opponents embrace as a way to help stop the proposed construction...
As a state lawmaker, Roscoe Dixon served Tennessee in a manner consistent with a man who truly cared about people. His death this week at age 71 brought that shared fact easily to mind for many as they recalled...
For the third consecutive year and amid an enhanced need, the Memphis Branch of the NAACP, the Kroger Stores-Delta Division and The New Tri-State Defender are teaming up to provide Uplift Our Community grants for local nonprofits. “We are so...
Memphis’ homicide rate in 2020 peaked at a record 332 killings, the dizzying rate of gun violence has continued and three minor children are hospitalized from shootings this past Thursday. “Too many of these senseless killings involve minors,” Pastor Bill...
The Rise of 100 Moral Leaders Inductees Ceremony was held outside of the Historic House of Mtenzi Museum, 1289 Madison Ave., last Sunday (April 4).  Stanley Campbell, aka Cam Mtenzi, said the inspiration for what he envisions as movement of...
by Anasa Troutman -- This spring at Historic Clayborn Temple our In This Place initiative is blooming.  In the spirit of cooperation, Historic Clayborn Temple engages in collective visioning of the future we are working towards. Simply put, the future we want...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- River City Capital Investment Corp., in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and Cummins Inc., has begun taking applications for $1.6 million in COVID-19 Care grants targeted for Black-owned small businesses and those in...