Monday, January 17, 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 &...
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...
Memphis Urban League, a non-profit, nonpartisan, community-based organization that provides direct services and policy advocacy to help individuals and communities reach their full potential, has launched its Bernal E. Smith II Empowerment Center. The center is an extension of the...
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...
A pro in radio broadcasting and on the DJ circuit, Leon Gray – a special assistant to Shelby County’s Juvenile Court judge – flowed positive vibes, which is why so many have been mourning his death. Gray, 62, died Friday...
“Now, let me get this straight. You are a successful attorney, making a good salary, and you are about to make partner, which will give you even more money,” Phoebe Roaf’s mother said. “But you want to leave all...
“...It was Wednesday, early morning. I sat outside her room at the window in ICU. A wonderful nurse named Emily was there at my mother’s bedside. Emily was playing a song taken from Psalms 23 called ‘Safe in His...
Dr. Alicia Golston has been promoted to dean of students at Rhodes College, effective July 1, 2019. She served as associate dean of students in 2017 and became associate dean for student experience in 2018. Prior to joining Rhodes, Golston...
The coronavirus approaches the “Saints” of the Church of God in Christ the same way it does anyone anywhere in the world – it aims to infect and kill. The toll has been heavy, including taking the lives of...