Wednesday, May 18, 2022

COVID-19

 

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

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...
by Brittany Holst -- The “safer at home” orders mandated by Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee have some mothers in “essential job” categories continuing to work while trying to maintain safe...
by Alisha Tillery -- When Lakeisha Cooper graduated from high school in 2005, she enrolled in the University of Memphis, but the transition from high school to college wasn’t an easy one. By her sophomore year, her grades had suffered....
Underground hip hop Memphis rapper Al Kapone has added his persona to the mix of partners in a new campaign targeting young Memphians to wear a mask as the COVID-19 virus continues to surge. “I had to try to help...
One Memphis family has been celebrating Thanksgiving since Oct. 30. That’s when Sylvia Carter was released from the hospital. The odds were that she would not survive her four-month COVID-19 ordeal but she made it. And, three of those months,...
by James Yates -- Last weekend my Bachelor of Science degree in biology would have been conferred during LeMoyne-Owen College’s commencement ceremony. Although the Magician Class of Spring 2020 did not walk across a stage to receive our degrees, we...
by Iesha Wood -- I’m introducing my daughter, Leah Seals, a graduating senior representing Ridgeway High School’s class of 2020. Leah is the oldest of her siblings. She participated in FLBA, is a member of the National Honor Society, Choir...
by Jerome Wright --  Mark Yates, who heads the Black Business Association of Memphis, said the effect of  the coronavirus on African-American businesses is “devastating. …We need to be working with alacrity to deal with this. This is a depression...
The COVID-19 virus hit home for nurse Rachel Clayton a few weeks ago when she and her husband, who is an emergency medical technician, decided one of them had to quit. “This is a decision we had to make because...
“Bills will continue to roll and this has definitely taken a toll on my business,” says Keith Turks, owner, Hair Kingdom Beauty & Barber Salon at 1492 Madison Ave. Turks’ remarks reflect dwindling clients, not only at his salon, but...