Friday, June 18, 2021

COVID-19

 

TSD’s ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presented in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

The coronavirus approaches the “Saints” of the Church of God in Christ the same way it does anyone anywhere in the world – it aims to infect and kill. The toll has been heavy, including taking the lives of...
Camp Chambers founder Jimmy Chambers last week had a feeling that a government-level suggestion to wear face masks in public might be coming as the coronavirus continued its march through Shelby County. He said to wife and program director, Ressie...
Veteran Shelby County Schools Board Commissioner Kevin Woods will continue on as the District 4 representative and seek reelection – a decision prompted by “the current environment.” Woods has been an SCS board member since the merger of the old...
Hip Hop Public Health (HHPH), a national nonprofit organization "dedicated to fostering positive health behavior change through the power of hip hop," today (April 15) launched "20 Seconds or More," a new initiative to encourage hand washing and other...
by Jerome Wright --  James Cook, 36, did not start his professional career expecting to be an entrepreneur. Thanks to a friend and a desire to change careers, however, he became proprietor and partner with KC Eatery, which operated Runway 901...
Lee issues guidelines for restaurants, retail stores to reopen in 89 counties Gov. Bill Lee today issued the first steps from the “Tennessee Pledge,” the state’s rollout of guidance and best practices for Tennessee businesses in 89 of the state’s...
by Ayan Ajanaku -- SEVILLE, Spain – I moved from Memphis to Spain in 2012. I’ve stayed because I like it. Now, like many people throughout the world, I can’t freely go to any of the places I love to...
The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church has offered Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital for extra bed space during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bishop Henry M. Williamson. The church is offering to partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other...
The deceased leave behind grieving family and friends, who gather for a last rite of passage: collective mourning and celebration. That was a month ago, before COVID-19 made a jarring – and often deadly – intrusion and before directives...
I spent 10 months jailed at “201 Poplar,” now respectively named the Walter L. Bailey Jr. Criminal Justice Center. Recently, I “popped in” by choice, deciding that I wanted to see how my circumstantial brothers are being treated during...