Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Community

Near the intersection at Dunn and Airways Wednesday afternoon, family, friends and fans of slain rapper Young Dolph joined with Memphis City Council members and others for the unveiling of Adolph “Young Dolph” Thornton, Jr. Avenue. Mia Jaye, Young Dolph’s...
Mid-South churches launched a united offensive Tuesday (Dec. 14) morning against crime, violence, poverty, sickness, and the rise of mental illness in Memphis.  Faith leaders and hundreds of their parishioners gathered along the riverfront to cheer a new initiative of...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- Young Dolph’s life and his legacy were celebrated at a public memorial held at the FedExForum Thursday, a day after a designated street naming in honor of the renowned Memphis rapper and a month after his...
From its earliest years forward, Mission Possible: COSM (Church Outreach Service Mission) enjoyed the ardent support of former City Councilwoman Barbara Swearengen Ware. That longstanding association was a focal point of the group’s annual December fundraiser. Long-time supporters and community...
Throughout the year, individuals and groups pair with agencies and other groups to bring cheer to children. Often those efforts go unnoticed, with glimpses of them surfacing during special occasions such as the Christmas season. On Saturday morning (December 19)...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you must keep moving forward.” -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While life during a global...
Business owners and community leaders in Hyde Park staged a heartfelt outreach on Wednesday, touching hundreds of children who came out for the 2nd Annual Toys & Coats Giveaway. More than 400 children made their way to 2065 Chelsea Ave....
by The Associated Press -- In a nonjury trial, a mother accused of stabbing her four children to death in 2016 has been found guilty. Criminal Court Judge James Lammey Jr. rejected Shanynthia Gardner’s insanity defense in the deaths of the...
Christmas by Christmas, day by day, we as a people are at our best when we treat others -- individually and collectively -- as we would want them to treat those nearest and dearest to us. Throughout the year...
With Memphis grappling with skyrocketing homicides and deadly waves of violent crime, while also being named America’s most dangerous city, God’s people must pray for Memphis. “Getting that report (most dangerous city) mustn’t make us lose hope,” said the Rev....