Thursday, September 29, 2022

Community

Several weeks ago, I attended the Memphis Police Department’s 26th Citizens Police Academy Graduation at Grace Life Pentecostal Church at 4820 S. Germantown Rd. In a deadline crunch, I settled upon putting a trio of photographs with captions on...
Celebrating family, community and culture will be the focus of the Kwanzaa celebration sponsored by Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. DAY 1: Umoja (Unity) Wed., Dec. 26 10 a.m. – Auction Block (Auction St. and Main St.) 2 p.m. – Board of Education...
A local Whitehaven McDonald’s kicked off the Holiday season with a little breakfast and a lot of laughter, courtesy of movie and TV sitcom star Marlon Wayans. “You know, I’m just really happy to be here,” said Wayans, on hand...
The Memphis City Council, which has been entangled in a messy deadlock over filing the District 1 vacancy, has put off filling the seat and two others until Jan. 8. That decision came after wrangling over the District 1 vacancy...
The public chorus of groups and individuals dissatisfied with the moves the Memphis City Council has made to fill the vacant District 1 seat rang out again on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s council session. “The Memphis City Council did not...
Expressing concern about the protracted way the Memphis City Council is moving to fill the vacant District 1 position, Memphis Branch NAACP President Deidre Malone is asking for citizen engagement. "We are asking our members and all citizens who believe...
Services for long-serving former Shelby County Election Commission Chairman O. C. Pleasant Jr. have been set for Dec. 21-22. Pleasant, also widely known for his work as part of the Memphis Branch NAACP executive committee, passed away last Sunday. He...
The Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC) on Thursday released some alarming statistics for African-American women and breast cancer mortality rates in Memphis and Shelby County. The Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA), a 31-member, non-profit health services coalition, rolled out the...
The Memphis Branch NAACP and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) rolled out a joint weatherization and energy efficiency initiative Tuesday evening to reduce utility bills significantly for all Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers. Nearly 50 attendees came to the learn...