Monday, January 17, 2022

Community

The latest in a series of gun violence community meetings generated more fodder for the pot in which the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission is mixing up its five-year strategic plan on crime. Held Thursday evening at Riverside Missionary Baptist Church...
Pastor Rodney Herron witnessed anew the depth of Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., the Memphis rapper known as “Young Dolph,” on the Saturday before Easter Sunday this year. Thanks largely to Young Dolph, St. James Missionary Baptist Church hosted a fun...
by Najee El-Amin -- A select group of young men at Westwood High School symbolically transitioned into manhood during A Rite of Passage: From Boys to Men, which took place at the school.  Seniors and student-athletes dressed in their best...
As the local rap community -- and much of the rest of Memphis -- seeks to find its balance after the fatal shooting of popular Memphis rapper Young Dolph, veteran rappers Frank Gotti and Al Kapone weighed in on...
Sandra Scruggs, a Memphis grandmother, said Thanksgiving will look different for her family this year.  With supply-chain-related food shortages and inflationary prices plaguing the country, Scruggs said she’s limited with what she can buy for a holiday meal. “I don’t know...
The 2021 Whitehaven Holiday Marketplace served up more than just great eats.  The week-long annual celebration, which kicked off on Sunday (Nov. 14), culminated in the presentation of two Community Award recipients, who have made significant contributions to the Whitehaven...
Ekpe Abioto and Company staged a colorful spectacle of African drumming, dancing and singing that brought some joy back to Cummings K-8 Optional School, according to principal Dwana McGuire.  Traditional native dances by two women in the troupe interpreted the...
Rumors spread over social media like an un-contained virus that Memphis Housing Authority was evicting hundreds of seniors from public housing facilities and leaving them out in the cold. “In hindsight, of course, I can see that I should have...
It was a pretty typical Friday night. Three teen friends were hanging out, ready to enjoy the weekend. They stopped at a Whitehaven gas station. It would be their last time together. According to the Memphis Police Department, officers made...
Desmond Bane, the Grizzlies’ sharpshooting small forward/guard, remembers his days at the Boys & Girls Clubs and the lasting value he derived for the time spent. Recently, he showed that as he helped bring some Christmas cheer to a group...