Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Community

Internationally recognized, award-winning musician Charles E. Hodges Sr. recently was honored by his old classmates from Mt. Pisgah School. “The Mt. Pisgah class of 1966 invited everyone to come out and celebrate Charles Hodges,” said Dorothy Rhodes, one of the...
In what he acknowledged as “a great environment of Black excellence,” Penny Hardaway delivered a keynote message threaded with his God-embracing belief that getting involved in young people’s lives at the deepest level possible is a reward in and...
The 33rd Annual Southern Heritage Classic is once again embracing Memphis for several days this week with thousands expected to return to the hug. And this year, with all the talk about it being the last pitting Tennessee State University...
Under the shadow of the monolithic Crosstown Concourse, work is underway inside another historic Memphis building, the old Northside High School, to convert it into a similar mixed-use facility.  However, rather than a one-off anchor meant to gradually lift the...
by James Coleman and Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell -- Supported by visiting TVA leadership, Memphis Light Gas and Water Division President and CEO J.T. Young restated his suggestion that Memphis’ utility should extend its relationship with the federally-owned electric energy...
Four dead; three others wounded. Seven shootings coursed over approximately 19.5 hours. Swaths of the state’s second-largest city were sheltered in place on the recommendation of law enforcement. And, the accused perpetrator of the mayhem is back behind bars after...
The Memphis District Laymen, which is composed of 72 Baptist churches in the City of Memphis, has joined with University of Memphis Tigers Men’s Basketball Coach Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway to host the official golf tournament of the Southern Heritage...
With a welcome return to the fanfare and flourish of pre-pandemic years, National Civil Rights Museum principals announced the three stellar personalities to be honored at the 2022 Freedom Awards on Oct. 20. Taking this year’s honors are Pulitzer Prize-winning...
Nearly 200 Raleigh community residents joined elected officials and law enforcement officers to devise crime-fighting strategies Monday (Aug. 22) evening.  “There are more than 70,000 Raleigh residents,” said state Rep. Antonio Parkinson (D-Memphis). “Those who are committing violent crime are...
Narissa Watson credits affirmations for changing her life. The motivational speaker and founder of Make Me Beautiful – a wellness and self-love organization – said she was a "broken girl who eventually became a broken adult" until she was introduced...