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DNA and a family name do not always a close connection make. Practically any member of any family of any size will attest to this truism. Sometimes the name and DNA are all that family members have in common....
Social media was flooded with tributes and condolences Tuesday (May 3) as Mid-South fans, faithful friends and listeners learned that Tennessee Radio Hall of Famer, popular DJ and WDIA Program Director Bobby O’Jay died at work early Tuesday morning. Colleague...
 Health Dept. confirms COVID-19 death  -- The Shelby County Health Department's latest released data records a death related to the novel coronavirus. By policy, the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) does not release identifiable information about specific cases in order to...
Renee Sims-Wells’ son is in jail at 201 Poplar at a time when multiple local government orders are restricting residents’ movement and encouraging them to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of an invisible viral menace, COVID-19. On...
Heritage Tours, which principal operator Elaine Turner describes as the state’s first African-American-owned tour company, no longer is overseeing the blue-and-white shotgun house that reflects the meager beginnings of W.C. Handy, renowned as the “Father of the Blues.” Situated on...
Closures and restrictions to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in Shelby County have been dialed up and now include an executive order closing gyms, bars and inside-dining spaces until further notice. “The temporary closure of eating establishments...
The arrival of Shelby County’s “pivotal moment” in the battle against the novel coronavirus was signaled by the numbers four and ten. That’s the number of confirmed cases made public on Wednesday compared to the count announced the next...
"I'm sure at least one person you know owns a T-Shirt," Chima Onwuka stated in regards to a recent T-Shirt campaign launched by his non-profit organization, Grind City Cares. Grind City Cares is a local non-profit organization that provides essential...
Doing good often produces good and that was the backstory on Monday when Bank of America presented the Mid-South Food Bank with $25,000 to help address food insecurity in Memphis. Committed to encouraging bank employees to receive an annual flu...
It wasn’t that Malik Mayweather’s mother didn’t want him and his two sisters. But when it became apparent that she and her long-time, live-in boyfriend were going to end their relationship, Malik’s mother made the hardest decision she would...