Friday, July 10, 2020

Community

by Adrian Sainz -- A large group of protesters chanted loudly as they marched down streets Friday night in downtown Memphis, voicing their frustration and solidarity days after the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after...
Hundreds are expected to be plugged into JOYMAKER 2020 on Saturday, June 6, as an inspiring collective of motivators spread a message of joy and gratitude in the age of COVID-19. Memphis-based Wundher, a digital movement designed to encourage women...
The novel coronavirus’ freeze-frame effects have forced individuals to take immediate stock of how they were making a living and to adjust accordingly. That includes those who attach their livelihoods to the underground economy. Many small business owners have suffered...
Giving back Margaret Cowan, founder of I Am My Sister’s Keeper, spent Wednesday (May 20) distributing food boxes, in partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank, at Longview Heights Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 685 East Mallory. The give-away, Feeding the Community of...
A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office seeks emergency action to “protect medically vulnerable people” – including people with disabilities – detained at the jail and who are at high risk of severe injury or death...
This edition: Farewell to Councilman Davis; MLGW & TVA partner over COVID-19; UTHSC tracking COVID-19; NNPA and #SaveLocalJournalism; a 73-year-old earns her Ph.D.; and today's TSD music video vibe -- Jill Scott's 'A Long Walk.' MLGW & TVA partner to...
Community L.I.F.T.  (LIFT) has awarded $212,212 in CDC Capacity Fund grants to 11 community development corporations (CDCs). This year’s recipients are Alcy Ball CDC, Crosstown CDC, The Heights CDC, Jacob’s Ladder, Midtown Memphis, Oasis of Hope, Power Center, Promise Development...
Where a few are gathered… The Mother’s Day service at St. Mark Baptist Church on Lauderdale, where the Rev. J.C. Bacchus (below photo, seated) is pastor, was heartfelt by those who chose to congregate and worship in-person, adhering to measures...
The privacy of individuals and the protection of first responders are two elements in a back-and-forth that raises the question of whether the two are mutually exclusive. “Both privacy of individuals and protection of first responders are very important, but...
The brother of Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks knew his sister was not doing well during her brief stay at the hospital. He remembered her fondly after receiving news of her death Friday. “She was a very dynamic lady,” said Phillip...