Monday, January 17, 2022

Community

A group of community activists and leaders gathered at the National Civil Rights Museum Thursday to urge every eligible Memphians to turn out at the polls May 1. Pastor Earl Fisher, senior pastor of Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church in Whitehaven,...
Penny Hardaway had been to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital before but never as the high-profile coach of the University of Memphis men's basketball team. That he did on Thursday.   Hardaway -- Penny to many -- started his visit by...
Billy Turner’s bond hearing was a jaw dropper on Friday and not because Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee set his bond at $15 million – 100 times more than had been sought by Turner’s attorney. Turner killed former NBA star...
Shocking and repugnant is how Criminal Court Judge Lee V. Coffee described a report on Sherra Wright’s run-ins with jail staff just a day before her bond hearing on Wednesday morning. Coffee cited the report before setting a $20 million...
Dakayln Wilson likes boxing. Strike the like, he loves boxing; that’s how the 11 year old ended up in Augusta, Ark., last Saturday evening. On Nov. 28, Wilson plans to be at the Memphis Fairgrounds – bobbing and weaving, snapping...
“You are the most important person in your life. If you don’t put your oxygen mask on first, you can’t save anyone else.” This message by Jennifer McDaniels, life coach and mother-in-law of Tarik Black, a center for the NBA’s...
Take the adjectives hard-nosed, no-nonsense and stern, string them with the noun taskmaster and you have the elements of a truthful description of legendary LeMoyne-Owen coach Jerry C. Johnson, if you then add one more adjective – beloved. Driven by...
Bishop David A. Hall Sr. has embraced a theme that reflects a nonprofit group’s resolve to more directly affect the course of revitalization in the inner-city section of South Memphis that is re-emerging as South City. “South City, can we...
When early voting opens for the Aug. 2 election, registered voters can choose to cast ballots at one of three locations – Abundant Grace Fellowship Church at 1574 E Shelby Dr., New Bethel Baptist Church at 7786 Poplar Pike...
The Made to Play program at LaRose Elementary School had a six-weeks mission – get kids active this summer. Catering to students in grades K-5, the focus was on providing them with one hour of physical activity five days...