Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Community

Pensacola, Fla. native Jarl T. “J.T.” Young has decided to leave the community that family, friends and acquaintances say he loves. He’s on track to move to Memphis as the next president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas &...
When your roots extend deep into one of the nation's poorest ZIP codes (38126) and you've stepped into the role of Greater Memphis Chamber chairman, your view of Memphis takes on magnified importance throughout the city. Such is the case...
The brother of Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks knew his sister was not doing well during her brief stay at the hospital. He remembered her fondly after receiving news of her death Friday. “She was a very dynamic lady,” said Phillip...
The Memphis City Schools introduced girls’ basketball into the TSSAA school athletic program in 1974. On Jan. 7 (46 years later), Melrose High School’s first girls’ basketball team returned for a well-deserved salute. Members present for the honors were Lois...
by Stacey J. Smith -- Ebony Lemons always looked forward to seeing the bands in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She calls herself a “band nerd.” “I played the clarinet in middle school, high school and some of college, so hearing the...
WDIA radio listeners used to jumpstarting their days with Bobby O’Jay and “The Fun Morning Show” are being treated to taped recordings of the show this week in tribute to O’Jay. The station’s program director and iconic radio personality, O’Jay...
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...
The harrowing statistics of gun violence are more than numbers. Each stat is an entry point into the story of someone violently taken from their family. Every story is one of grief, loss and survival.  One mother, who only recently...
The Board of Trustees of LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis' only four-year historically black college, today (July 30) announced it has selected Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean to serve as interim president, effective Aug. 26. “Dr. Johnson-Dean’s breadth of educational leadership experience and unique...
Inez Taylor lived to see her 100th birthday, enjoying a special dinner on Wednesday afternoon with several of her children. “I made it,” she said, raising her fists above her head. The gesture evoked laughter and amused grins from her...