Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Community

by Amy Weirich -- We had never met, but I would know her face anywhere. Kind smile. Quiet. Polite. Sad. I felt the sadness when I walked in the room and introduced myself. She carries that everywhere and always will.  Her granddaughter...
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis will release its 2018 Policy Papers at its annual open house on Thursday (Nov. 15). Set for 6 p.m. in the University Center River Room (300), the...
https://youtu.be/QzmEGGpxD2U The 27th National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award Gala lived up to its high-profile billing, honoring Vice President Joe Biden, the iconic Rev. Jesse Jackson and Memphis businessman and philanthropist J. R. "Pitt" Hyde at the Orpheum Theatre Wednesday...
Law enforcement, criminal justice and religious leaders Tuesday (April 12) announced the launching of a program to help solve crimes and to protect witnesses who help convict criminals. 901WRAP, said to be the first of its kind in the state,...
Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer held a Town Hall meeting at the Dave Wells Community Center on Saturday. From Sawyer’s perspective the event was in keeping with her District 7 election campaign commitment: “I will listen to your voices and...
After pushback from teachers and school board members, Saturday school is out as an option to help Memphis students catch up after missing 44 days of school because of coronavirus concerns. Instead, Shelby County Schools leaders are considering other options...
After months of deliberation, California-based Aspire has decided to spin off its Memphis schools into a new, independent charter school organization. The four schools – and their 1,600 students – would officially transition at the beginning of the 2020-21 school...
I've heard it said that lawyers are like doctors. Most people don't like going to see them – until you need one. Well the other part of that is also true: Like medical expenses, the cost of defending yourself in court...
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Standing against an eclectic backdrop of women supporters with signs and boisterous cheers, Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer amplified on her decision to seek the mayor’s office during a Thursday morning press conference. Makada’s Cookies, a downtown cookie shop whose...