Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Community

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the Memphis Grizzlies and its community partners from expanding their mission to mentor students.  The group demonstrated their determination during a ceremony April 6 at Booker T. Washington High School, where they unveiled a...
Dr. Carnita Atwater, self-styled community leader of the New Chicago Community Development Corporation, hopes to be the next governor of Tennessee. “The Big Political Reveal” was staged on April 3 on the eve of Dr. King’s death commemoration. Despite past clashes...
The National Civil Rights Museum is co-producer of “Breaking the Silence,” a virtual event that debuts on April 4 as “an intergenerational call for unity and action.” Several Memphis-area ministers and others actively engaged in community-support efforts have signed onto...
by Anasa Troutman -- As the Historic Clayborn Temple board and team work together to reimagine our sacred building we spend a lot of time thinking about how our work inside of the building can be reflected outside the building....
Historic Clayborn Temple – as a way to cultivate sustainable, thriving Black communities – is hosting Thrive, a live virtual event, on April 5. The aim is to increase awareness of restorative economics, contributing to the establishment of cooperatives and...
For years, the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church has suffered from a shortage of musicians in local churches, according to Bishop Henry Williamson, Prelate of the First Episcopal District. “There is a great dearth of musicians who can play the...
The application window for Community LIFT's Memphis Empowerment Fund grants is open through April 26, with selectees awarded up to $2500 for neighborhood improvement projects. Interested in applying? Applicants first must attend an information session, with the remaining session set for...
by James Coleman --  In what was hailed as an important first step toward an ordinance banning construction of the proposed Byhalia Connection Pipeline through areas of Southwest Memphis, the Memphis City Council has approved a resolution opposing the construction. The...
Paul Young, City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development director, was named the next president and chief executive officer of the Downtown Memphis Commission DMC) Tuesday morning. The commission’s board gave Young unanimous approval after a national search for its...
A historian, a pair of restoration advocates and two students already engaged in grassroots community service will be honored at the annual fundraiser for historic Zion Cemetery. Adjusting to pandemic safety protocols, this year’s event will be a virtual affair...