Monday, January 17, 2022

Community

Ekpe Abioto and Company staged a colorful spectacle of African drumming, dancing and singing that brought some joy back to Cummings K-8 Optional School, according to principal Dwana McGuire.  Traditional native dances by two women in the troupe interpreted the...
The 2021 Whitehaven Holiday Marketplace served up more than just great eats.  The week-long annual celebration, which kicked off on Sunday (Nov. 14), culminated in the presentation of two Community Award recipients, who have made significant contributions to the Whitehaven...
Sandra Scruggs, a Memphis grandmother, said Thanksgiving will look different for her family this year.  With supply-chain-related food shortages and inflationary prices plaguing the country, Scruggs said she’s limited with what she can buy for a holiday meal. “I don’t know...
As the local rap community -- and much of the rest of Memphis -- seeks to find its balance after the fatal shooting of popular Memphis rapper Young Dolph, veteran rappers Frank Gotti and Al Kapone weighed in on...
by Najee El-Amin -- A select group of young men at Westwood High School symbolically transitioned into manhood during A Rite of Passage: From Boys to Men, which took place at the school.  Seniors and student-athletes dressed in their best...
Pastor Rodney Herron witnessed anew the depth of Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., the Memphis rapper known as “Young Dolph,” on the Saturday before Easter Sunday this year. Thanks largely to Young Dolph, St. James Missionary Baptist Church hosted a fun...
The latest in a series of gun violence community meetings generated more fodder for the pot in which the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission is mixing up its five-year strategic plan on crime. Held Thursday evening at Riverside Missionary Baptist Church...
As a series of forums about curbing gun violence unfold in Memphis, the bullets keep flying, punctuating the need, organizers say, for sustained, collective action that cannot come too soon. “I just got a call not 24 hours after last...
A 13-year-old boy pleaded guilty Tuesday (Nov. 16) in Juvenile Court to charges stemming from his shooting of a fellow student at Cummings K-8 Optional School in September. The victim also was 13. The teen appeared diminutive and frail in...
The Centennial Founders Day celebration at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church was a day of both solemn remembrance and looking forward to future vision.  The Sunday service (Nov. 7) featured a virtually orchestrated series of videos recorded of former events and...