Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Community

by Adrian Sainz -- A 15-year-old boy was charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal shooting of a pastor and leader of the United Methodist Church during a carjacking in Memphis. The Rev. Autura Eason-Williams was shot Monday afternoon outside of...
“Exciting new plans” for the Ida B. Wells Plaza in Downtown Memphis and groundbreaking are slated for Saturday (July 16) according to the Memphis Memorial Committee (MMC). “Saturday, July 16, is the birthday of Ida B. Wells, and we want...
Mia Madison had a vision for Memphis: The city’s food deserts could be permanently resolved with urban farming and local farmer support.  That vision was cut short Sunday (July 10) night when she died in a one-car crash. Officers responded to...
Forty-four years, almost to the day, Stein’s opened to a busy, lunch-time crowd in 1978 that just never stopped.  It closed to great fanfare for the last time last Friday (July 1).   Tuesday through Friday, the home-cooked food drew a faithful...
“The State of Black America” will be the theme when the Memphis Branch NAACP hosts its annual Freedom Fund luncheon at the Hilton Memphis on July 30. The theme is chosen to put focus on progress, pitfalls, and the future...
With Pamela Moses acting as her own attorney, a Shelby County Circuit Court judge this week put the local Black Lives Matter founder on a path to challenge a life-long voting ban in front of a judicial panel appointed...
Memphis Greenspace President Van Turner Jr. was checking out the Memphis Juneteenth Festival June 18 in Health Sciences Park. It was the eve of Juneteenth. “I got over to the park on Saturday afternoon,” said Turner. “Juneteenth is always a...
Thursday, June 16, was one of those rare occasions when Inez Ayers goes out on the town for a party. And with good reason -- It was her 100th birthday. Family and friends hosted a party at Jim’s Place Grille in...
Ora Jackson thought she was simply attending a luncheon event with 11 other remaining members of the Western Regional Choir of Memphis. As it turned out, a special surprise was planned for the 100-year-old Jackson at the “Black Tie Farewell...
With school out for the summer and the official start of the season on the horizon, the Heal the Hood (HTH) Foundation of Memphis has launched its “Cool Summer” initiative to “set the tone for a positive and safe...