Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Community

Utility bills for residential customers could go up if the Memphis City Council approves an increase rate proposal presented by the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division on Tuesday. In the executive session committee meeting, MLGW leaders laid out details...
Can you really raise money without fundraising staff? Yes, it’s done all the time and has been for a long time.  We asked Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr. what to consider when building an all-volunteer fundraising effort.  He shared, “I...
Nine months, six, ten, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen — Those are the ages of the eight children whose murders this year in Memphis remain unsolved. Now the U.S. Marshals Service is putting up $50,000 for information that identifies and leads...
Jesse J. Holland -- whose literary works include "Who is the Black Panther?" -- tells a Memphis gathering that, "We all need heroes!" Setting: 25th Annual African American Male Image Awards presented by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and...
New mother Kayce Christopher will celebrate her first Mother’s Day this year. The courageous 29-year-old was excited to discover in May of last year she would be bringing a baby into a COVID-ravaged world. Cleveland Dorse III made his grand...
A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office seeks emergency action to “protect medically vulnerable people” – including people with disabilities – detained at the jail and who are at high risk of severe injury or death...
Maurice Cox, planning and development director for City of Detroit, will be the keynote speaker atPlace and Economic Development, which will take place on Monday, August 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at historic Clayborn Temple.  “We are pleased...
by James Coleman -- Contributions by journalist and post-Reconstruction civil rights leader Ida B. Wells were recognized by the Memphis City Council during the council’s Tuesday (Jan. 18) meeting after a section of a Downtown street was renamed in her...
With an eye toward the future of Memphis music, the Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) will host its first virtual music and arts showcase on Thursday (Dec. 10), drawing upon the support of a blues legend committed to the musical...
A get-out-the-vote gathering at Hickory Hill’s Limit Breaker Church featured an all-star line-up of political veterans, who reminded attendees of their right and duty to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Memphis City Councilman JB Smiley Jr. hosted the...