Friday, November 26, 2021

Community

Since a December 2020 reprieve from execution in connection with the killings of a woman and her daughter 33 years ago, death-row inmate Pervis Payne has garnered a growing number of supporters in Tennessee and several other states. There was...
Ken Moody, special assistant to Mayor Jim Strickland, took a day off to announce that he was “exploring” a run at the Shelby County Mayor’s office. Moody made his case for considering the run during a Midtown press conference on...
The legal battle over the release of a video showing the fatal shooting of Alvin Motley Jr. by an unlicensed security guard took another emotional turn this week when a Sept. 7 hearing was pushed back to Sept. 28. Motley...
by Florence M. Howard -- Former first lady Michelle Obama and The Poor People’s Campaign will receive the National Civil Rights Museum’s 30th annual Freedom Awards. Dr. Russell Wigginton, who celebrates his first month as president of the renowned museum, announced...
Some had personal connections with victims of gun violence; others did not. All involved, however, were fed up with such crime, deciding to take advantage of an opportunity to let their feet do much of the talking during a...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter honored Mrs. Hattye Thomas Yarbrough with a historical marker dedication last Saturday (Aug. 28) in her hometown of Covington.  The dedication was at the Tipton County seat’s Frazier...
Abundantly clear after this week’s public memorial for Alvin Motley Jr. in Memphis is that a lot of people supporting his family want what they consider a damning video of his fatal shooting released to the public. Motley, who was...
Barely a year old, the Black Clergy Collaborative of Memphis (BCCM) has a collective focus on delivering a crippling blow to predatory lending companies that offer payday loans.  “It’s really legalized loan sharking,” said Pastor Darrell Harrington of New Sardis...
While teaching Theater and Communications at the University of Memphis, Dr. Erma L. Clanton tried always to “create new opportunities for our children to act, to speak and to communicate effectively.” Her success at doing so there and elsewhere added...
For lawyer Ruby Wharton and Shelby County Probate Court Judge Kathleen N. Gomes, getting a better handle on conservatorships is a community necessity with ample examples of individual need. Wharton and Gomes are spearheading an effort to spotlight conservatorships, with...