Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Community

Memphis Police on Wednesday issued a second-degree murder warrant for Tifanee Wright, 32, who is a suspect in the fatal shooting of staunch Whitehaven neighborhood activist Dr. Yvonne D. Nelson.  There had been speculation that Nelson may have been a...
Michael O. Harris, the new executive director of Blight Authority of Memphis has a vision to transform communities through redevelopment. Since announcing his new role on Aug. 3, Harris has spent much of his time strategizing how to conduct an...
Dr. Yvonne D. Nelson, a staunch neighborhood activist, especially for Whitehaven, was fatally shot late Saturday (Aug. 13) night in Raleigh. Her son, Zen Mason, posted on his Facebook page Sunday (Aug. 14): “My mother was murdered last night. Her name...
by Najee El-Amin -- This year Doritos selected four Black community leaders for their SOLID BLACK Changemakers initiative. Memphis-based content creator Katie “PikaChulita” Robinson was among the honorees. She is most known for streaming video games on Twitch.tv. She also is...
Impassioned pleas marked a press conference where church leaders representing various denominations opposed transferring two 15-year-olds to adult court to stand trial for the July 18 killing of Pastor Autura Eason-Williams. Those church leaders on Tuesday morning joined forces with...
Recently named the “best local branch in the nation,” the Memphis Branch NAACP used Saturday’s Freedom Fun Luncheon to signal a resolve to double down on a longstanding commitment to fighting for equity for African-American people. Nearly 1,000 supporters gathered...
Mission Possible: COSM (Church Outreach Service Mission) has been making it possible for youngsters to dream of professional success for more than 40 years. Members of the Shelby County judiciary recently partnered with the organization to speak with children about...
On Saturday (July 30) – the last day of Early Voting – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Shelby County Voter Alliance (SCVA) will host a Poll Party at Briarwood Community Church, 1900 N. Germantown Parkway. “Local Elections have...
Phase II – the next leg as Memphis moves to “make it right” with anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells-Barnett – is on track for an unveiling at the end of the year. When complete, the Memphis Memorial Committee and its...
Capleville United Methodist Church in Hickory Hill honored the life of their late pastor Dr. Autura Eason-Williams Tuesday evening (July 19). Dr. Eason-Williams was fatally shot at her Whitehaven home about 4:15 p.m. Monday (July 18) during what police officials...