Thursday, May 26, 2022

Community

by Candace A. Gray -- Memphis leaders are revamping Tom Lee Park to not only better serve the Memphis community, but to help connect the rest of Downtown to Memphis’ new front door. Parks have become increasingly important, especially during the...
U.S. Marshals have identified a 23-year-old with “ties to organized criminal gangs” as a suspect in connection to the ambush killing of Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., widely known as Memphis rapper Young Dolph. A warrant for first-degree murder has been...
Candace A. Gray -- Since July of last year, concerns have been raised – on several occasions – about the number of parking spaces that will be in the new Tom Lee Park. Tom Lee Park For All – a...
Stephen Ferreira, the first student in Shelby County Schools to graduate with a private pilot’s license, was honored on Dec. 26 by Pastor Peris Lester I and the Mount Olive Cathedral CME congregation. “In light of all of the violence...
The 2022 observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day produced myriad images as Memphis-area residents and visitors honored Dr. King and engaged in service activities in the spirit of his life and legacy.     GALLERY: MLK DAY 2022
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...
Organizations and institutions all over the city honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday (Jan. 17), the national holiday named for the civil rights icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner. At the National Civil Rights Museum, over the course...
Citizens for Better Service recently presented the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Award Program in memory of the late Dr. H.O. Kneeland Jr., pastor emeritus of Union Valley Baptist Church Missionary Baptist Church, and the late...
“Unbothered and Unmoved: A Red Roundtable Discussion” put Joan Trumpauer Mulholland – the first Caucasian member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated – on stage with some of her sorority sisters at the National Civil Rights Museum on Friday...
by Samantha West -- The board of the newly-branded Memphis-Shelby County School District on Tuesday endorsed a sweeping facilities plan that includes closing two schools, merging another two schools, and relocating several schools and programs, among other changes. District officials said many of...