Sunday, May 22, 2022

COVID-19

 

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

“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...
by the Rev. Cedrick Von Jackson --  In 1986, hip-hop pioneers Run-DMC put a masterful spin on children’s nursery rhymes, which was actually a cover-up of praises and boasts about the group’s DJ, Jam Master Jay. According to the lyricists, like...
In search of how Greater Memphis-area residents are keeping up with their fitness routines during this period of mandated isolation, TSD video-journalist Terrisa C. Mark encountered India Johnson, spinning away.  
Thanks to the generosity of Chow Time Restaurant, residents in local public housing facilities will receive a mask to protect themselves against the COVID19 virus. Very few of those residents have had access to masks since the onset of COVID-19...
Tennessee state Rep. Antonio Parkinson D-Memphis) has been a vaccine hold-out. But on Wednesday (Aug. 18), Parkinson took his first shot of the Pfizer vaccine. “LaTonya, do I get a lollipop?” he asked Dr. LaTonya Washington, chief medical officer for...
In mid-August, Rosetta Wilson began to feel sick. She stayed in and rested, hoping whatever it was would pass. By Aug. 28, she was having trouble breathing and her sister called for the paramedics to rush her to the hospital. “Rosetta...
Renee Sims-Wells’ son is in jail at 201 Poplar at a time when multiple local government orders are restricting residents’ movement and encouraging them to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of an invisible viral menace, COVID-19. On...
by Shirley Jackson -- A three-car caravan rolled up on Precious Hudson at her home in Lakeview Gardens earlier this week, delivering a memory she never will forget. With honking horns and practicing social distancing, screaming teachers got out of their...
The City of Memphis' MPLOY Youth Summer Experience 2020 will be executed virtually without the use of business partners and/or service providers. Ike Griffith, special assistant to Mayor Jim Strickland and director of the Memphis Office of Youth Services (MOYS),...
by Christie Harper --  My career at LeMoyne-Owen College began 15 years ago, as an adjunct English and Humanities professor. At the time, I was working in a similar role at other area colleges and universities, but LeMoyne-Owen stood out. There...