Friday, July 1, 2022

Community

WDIA radio listeners used to jumpstarting their days with Bobby O’Jay and “The Fun Morning Show” are being treated to taped recordings of the show this week in tribute to O’Jay. The station’s program director and iconic radio personality, O’Jay...
“Coach” Herman Adams was one of the most competitive athletes in the history of Booker T. Washington High School.  A little-known fact of his proficiency in sports is that Adams was on the 1977 Master’s Olympic Competition relay team that...
William R. “Bill” Hughes, one of Shelby County’s first Black sheriff deputies and who became the first Black division director for both the Shelby County Department of Corrections and the Shelby County Fire Department died Sunday (May 15) after...
The Memphis Branch NAACP plans to use its upcoming general membership meeting as a platform to move toward a community-backed plan to address gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo. Executive Director Vickie Terry said the...
A highly anticipated store opening will expand on a Frayser pastor’s quest to provide youths with positive alternatives to become successful adults and reduce crime.  “The ReGroup Upscale Thrift Boutique will keep our youth engaged,” said the Rev. Ricky Floyd,...
Monique McClain is a woman of many titles. Consultant, boss, philanthropist, cultivator, wife, and mother are just a few. Most recently, she was named Outstanding Young Alumna by her alma mater, The University of Memphis.  McClain is vice president of...
With a goal of finding a family-centric approach to reducing violent crime in North Memphis, community stakeholders, including church groups and law enforcement, are taking part in the third Better Community Summit on Saturday (June 4).  At this point in...
The State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA), the Memphis Edition, is set for Thursday, June 9th at The Crescent Club beginning at 10 a.m. Hosted by the Memphis Realtist® Chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Inc....
As a world-renowned tourist attraction, Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, has taken on an identity that has grown larger than the city itself, much less the surrounding Whitehaven community. With the addition of a new mural at the Whitehaven...
Whitehaven Black Restaurant Week has been moved to the week leading up to the celebration of Juneteenth, which now is a national holiday. “We want to be more intentional about our spending and connect that to Juneteenth,” said Pearl Eva...