Friday, July 10, 2020

Community

“Growing up my father always emphasized that it was more important how you lived out the Gospel of Christ than it was for you to just say you are a Christian,” said Shandria Carter, founder of The Preacher’s Daughter,...
A Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital pediatric specialist said eleven children brought into the hospital tested positive for the coronavirus. Nine out of those eleven were African-American. Dr. Kenice Ferguson-Paul told members of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators (TBCSL)...
Fred L. Davis "never stopped wanting to help, to give and to better the environment in his community,” said Lynn Norment, a family friend and church member. The proprietor of Fred L. Davis Insurance Company, a former city councilman and...
Fred L. Davis, owner of the Fred L. Davis Insurance Agency and the first African American to serve as chairman of the Memphis City Council, has died. The TSD's story is developing. Mr. Davis passed around 2:15 pm on Tuesday,...
Scores of community health fairs and educational outreach programs designed to help people upgrade the quality of their personal health were aided immensely by the work of Dr. Beverly Jean Williams-Cleaves, who died Saturday (May 9) at Methodist Germantown...
Jamila Smith-Young has long loved the idea of being a nurse and as that love affair blossomed, she wanted to do more in the field. “I love working with patients,” she said. “But I also love training nurse practitioners. I...
by Amelia Ables -- Arieale Munson was 16 years old when she became a mother. Since then, she has founded a non-profit, written a book and become a motivational speaker. With motherhood as the priority, she vowed to provide her...
by Brittany Holst -- I am so used to spending Mother’s Day with my grandmother, mother, aunt and the rest of my family. However, due to COVID-19, things will be a little different this year. We have to be creative as...
by Jerome Wright -- Getting back to work Barber William Gandy Jr. is looking forward to getting back to work at his Whitehaven barbershop, Trimmers, on Monday. A new health directive for Shelby County allowed hair salons and barbershops to open Wednesday...
There are things we know and that are actively discussed. Like, black men are the most negatively impacted by the criminal justice system. We know that black, Latino, migrant and poor people are subjected to longer, harsher sentences than...