Thursday, December 1, 2022

Community

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland unveiled a new community fund for infrastructure improvements in neighborhoods as part of his State of the City address Monday at The Links at Whitehaven. He also said he will be offering eight properties for investment...
Building a new youth justice center is not a done deal yet, but the Shelby County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to move the proposal into an initial phase of design and construction. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris was backed...
It was a day for pomp and pageantry on Sunday when Jack and Jill of America, Memphis Chapter converged on Midtown’s Hattiloo Theatre for a matinee performance of “A Song For Coretta.” “Moms,” dressed in black with pink hats and...
by Aisling Maki -- For nearly two decades, STAX Music Academy, located in the heart of Memphis’ storied Soulsville neighborhood, has been cultivating the city’s young musical talent. On January 18, the school hosted its first-ever fair focused on introducing aspiring...
Rebecca Matlock Hutchinson's roots run deep in ZIP code 38126. The executive director of the SCORE Community Development Corporation is determined to do all that she can to help those who live, go to school and work in the poorest...
The Memphis Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. will host its 81st Founders Day Celebration today (January 27) at 4 p.m. at Hattiloo Theater at 37 S. Cooper. The gala event will feature a celebratory champagne toast to...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris waged a full-court press for support of his newly proposed Juvenile Justice Education Center at this year’s first meeting of the Memphis Branch  NAACP on Thursday evening. It worked. President Deidre Malone asked for a...
The “Big Business of Poverty: Crisis in Memphis” signals the return of “The Brian Clay Chronicles” on Jan. 30. Presented by Greater Memphis Media, Inc., in association with The New Tri-State Defender, the symposium will be held at the National...
Memphis Light, Gas and Water President and CEO J.T. Young on Tuesday presented the Memphis City Council with a proposed budget and several rate plan proposals to gradually raise utility rates over the next few years. MLGW’s initial proposal for...
United Way of the Mid-South has launched its annual Free Tax Prep Program. Individuals and families who earned less than $55,000 in 2018 are encouraged to call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment at a Free Tax Prep location in...