Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Community

Icy shards continued to rain down from trees and power lines on Sunday throughout Memphis and Shelby County as temperatures again pushed above freezing and tens of thousands of residents held on to hope that they soon would have...
Area residents linked by a state of emergency – declared in response to an ice-ladened storm – were still scrambling to adjust to challenges on multiple levels on Friday. For many, the issue was power, mainly the lack of it...
So much violent crime, so many questions and, factoring in the murder of renowned Memphis rapper Adolph Robert Thornton Jr./Young Dolph, virtually no basis for thinking things will get better before they get worse. Still, the work must be put...
The last thing that one loved one says to another before death separates them tends to be something routine when death is not in the picture as the words are uttered. “The last thing he said to me was that...
Northside High School had an also-ran football team before Lacey Smith Jr. took over, turning it into a force and endearing himself to many. Born Aug. 4, 1944 as the first of five children, Mr. Lacey died Dec. 31, 2021....
by Samantha West -- The board of the newly-branded Memphis-Shelby County School District on Tuesday endorsed a sweeping facilities plan that includes closing two schools, merging another two schools, and relocating several schools and programs, among other changes. District officials said many of...
“Unbothered and Unmoved: A Red Roundtable Discussion” put Joan Trumpauer Mulholland – the first Caucasian member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated – on stage with some of her sorority sisters at the National Civil Rights Museum on Friday...
Citizens for Better Service recently presented the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Award Program in memory of the late Dr. H.O. Kneeland Jr., pastor emeritus of Union Valley Baptist Church Missionary Baptist Church, and the late...
Organizations and institutions all over the city honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday (Jan. 17), the national holiday named for the civil rights icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner. At the National Civil Rights Museum, over the course...
by James Coleman -- Contributions by journalist and post-Reconstruction civil rights leader Ida B. Wells were recognized by the Memphis City Council during the council’s Tuesday (Jan. 18) meeting after a section of a Downtown street was renamed in her...