Thursday, June 30, 2022

Community

  Day 1 for Shelby County Schools is in the books. Parents and guardians, brothers, sisters and others designated for the role ushered students to and through school doors throughout the city. They were met by teachers and administrators ready to...
by Walter J. Lovett II Let the doctors tell it, Sonny Weems would never be able to run, let alone carve out a career in the NBA. Weems was born with cleft feet. When this diagnosis was learned, doctors and...
Come October 2019, the city of Memphis will be draped in a sea of colors, from pink and green to red and white to purple and gold and various colors in between, thanks to Memphis being selected as the...
https://www.ted.com/talks/tobacco_brown_what_gardening_taught_me_about_life At the public intersection of environmental art and restorative justice is where you will find tobacco brown - working. On Friday (Aug. 17), you can meet up with the 2016 ArtUp Fellow and 2017 TED Resident at the Orange Mound Gallery...
by Johnesha Harris --  The students of Booker T. Washington High School chanted “I am somebody” along with Jesse Jackson Monday afternoon in their school’s auditorium. The chant symbolized a promise that he wanted students to make to themselves to...
As fans in myriad cities and towns in various parts of the world absorb the news that Aretha Franklin has passed, a stream of them are making their way to a stretch of Lucy St. in South Memphis where...
Church Health, a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides medical care and whole-health services to individuals with little or no access to affordable healthcare, will host its inaugural Giving Day on August 28. For more than 30 years, Church Health has provided care...
For the sixth year, Representing Brown Girls Productions (RBG), a Memphis-based company, is hosting a celebration of African-American women and girls. Pam Brown, who created RBG Productions, said the annual event has been expanded to a full weekend this year...
By Cole Bradley, High Ground News Balloons, finger foods, tiny clothes, smiling guests, and mounds of diapers. On August 18, The House in Orange Mound at 3028 Carnes Avenue was buzzing with all the signs of a typical baby shower...
Kirk Whalum will be honored with a note on the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame on September 12 at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Halloran Centre. The ceremony will be followed by a lunchtime mini-concert. Surrounded by...