Monday, May 23, 2022

Community

The Shelby County Commission is launching a new website to share with Shelby County residents proposed redistricting maps for consideration. The website – www.myshelbytndistricts.com – is available now for residents to review and comment on the maps and participate in...
A day after three U.S. Postal Service workers died of gunshot wounds at a carrier annex in Orange Mound, the weight of the tragedy still was being processed in multiple quarters by Memphis-area residents weary of gun violence. U.S. Postal...
Long an inspiring fixture in the Orange Mound community, Bishop W.A. Sesley, founding pastor of Morning Star Church Worldwide Ministries, a non-denominational Christian church, died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 82. “My father was always involved in community...
The Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope (MICAH) proposed systemic ‘asks’ of elected officials and other leaders, during their fourth annual public forum last Sunday (Oct. 24) at Cordova’s Memphis Islamic Center. MICAH, a coalition launched in 2017, is...
Two teens are in custody for gunning down a 16-year-old boy during a funeral procession through the Hyde Park community on Saturday afternoon. But for one family living on Hunter Avenue, the arrests amount to too little too late. “Saturday evening...
The harrowing statistics of gun violence are more than numbers. Each stat is an entry point into the story of someone violently taken from their family. Every story is one of grief, loss and survival.  One mother, who only recently...
by Liaudwin Seaberry Jr. -- From a young age, Memphis textile and graphic artist Theo James knew what his career focus would be centered around – the arts. “I was that kid that would be sitting in the corner drawing my...
The Centennial Founders Day celebration at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church was a day of both solemn remembrance and looking forward to future vision.  The Sunday service (Nov. 7) featured a virtually orchestrated series of videos recorded of former events and...
As a series of forums about curbing gun violence unfold in Memphis, the bullets keep flying, punctuating the need, organizers say, for sustained, collective action that cannot come too soon. “I just got a call not 24 hours after last...
A 13-year-old boy pleaded guilty Tuesday (Nov. 16) in Juvenile Court to charges stemming from his shooting of a fellow student at Cummings K-8 Optional School in September. The victim also was 13. The teen appeared diminutive and frail in...