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The Memphis Urban League’s 75th Empowerment Gala on Sept. 20 will include Greater Memphis Chamber President/CEO Beverly Robertson receiving the I Am Empowered Award. The event will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The award is given to “one who has made a mark of empowerment and...
William Hudson Jr., who guided the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) for 20 years, has passed. Hudson joined MATA in 1964, along with several other African-American city bus drivers who broke the color barrier. He quickly rose through the ranks and took the helm of MATA in 1993, manning that...
Memphis police and firemen are taking their push for better benefits directly to the voters with a referendum on the Oct. 3 ballot that would approve a half-cent city sales tax increase. The increase would restore city benefits to police and firefighters that the city cut five years ago, with...
by Latrivia Welch -- On any given day, you go to the grocery store to shop for food, not necessarily to be served free picnic nosh specially prepared by a celebrity chef. However, that is exactly what happened this past Saturday at Kroger’s Frayser Boulevard location during the Kroger & Southern...
Local gospel greats, along with some of the nation’s most-prestigious gospel singers, will headline the 45th annual WLOK Stone Soul Picnic, which is set for the Levitt Shell in Overton Park on Aug. 31. “Three generations of Memphians have enjoyed WLOK Stone Soul Picnic since it began in 1974 simply...
The Memphis Urban League, Inc. on Thursday (Aug. 15) will host an informational meet and greet event to kick off its participation in a partnership to increase minority involvement in energy efficiency and weatherization upgrades. The unveiling of the partnership linking the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Tennessee Urban...
Cheerleaders, drumlines, dancing teachers and mascots meshed with engaged administrators, parents and community supporters of education as Shelby County Schools students stepped into the 2019-20 school year on Monday. “We promise that this school administration will continue to promote a healthy working relationship with teachers, parents and principals, always keeping...
The legacy of David Carnes – one of the first African Americans to purchase property in an area that houses Southland Mall in Whitehaven – is now interwoven with the “healthy place” concept being pioneered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee. On Saturday and with much fanfare, the first...
The second Coliseum cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 10. The effort is to prepare the building to host Roundhouse Revival 4 on Sept. 21 and to host other pre-vitalizing events this fall. Clean Memphis will lead the effort. The Coliseum Coalition will coordinate the...