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Black Lives Matter activist Pamela Moses will not stand trial a second time on the charge that she illegally registered to vote, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced Friday. In a press release, Weirich said all charges related to...
Visitors from the Republic of Malawi were treated to Memphis-style hospitality during the Wednesday (April 20) business luncheon that signaled the opening of the 2022 Africa in April (AIA) Cultural Awareness Festival. Malawi is the honored country for this year’s...
Twin needs – getting registered voters to cast early ballots and pushing back on a perceived act of voter suppression – transformed the Downtown area around the Shelby County Election Commission into an activism zone Thursday afternoon. Summoned by the...
Law enforcement, criminal justice and religious leaders Tuesday (April 12) announced the launching of a program to help solve crimes and to protect witnesses who help convict criminals. 901WRAP, said to be the first of its kind in the state,...
Black Men Crowned (BMC), a nonprofit organization created by Memphis native Justin Hart, is set to present its first event -- “Speak Up with NLE Choppa” -- on Saturday (April 9). The youth town hall event featuring the Memphis rap...
Now 80 years old, with his speech and mobility challenged by the tremors of Parkinson’s Disease, the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Monday (April 3) shared nuggets of wisdom with a Memphis audience committed to honoring the legacy of Dr....
Set against a backdrop of operatic-styled “Negro spirituals” by the W. Crimm Singers from Tennessee State University’s Big Blue Opera Initiatives, the National Civil Rights Museum staged a memorable program: “Remembering MLK: The Man. The Movement. The Moment” Monday...
The 54th commemoration of the death in Memphis of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the draw that will have the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, in Memphis on...
“This moment (was) 130 years in the making. Ida B. Wells did what she could, and then she passed on the baton to those who came after her. And this was our moment, and what a moment it was.” Civil...
The Rev. Dr. Ronnie C. King, pastor of Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 1203 N. Manassas, will be the guest speaker as the Manassas High School Alumni Association celebrates the 27th annual Unity Brunch benefitting the students of the high...