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LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni Affairs Director Frankie Jeffries was the centerpiece of a goodbye-and-farewell celebration last Friday. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends gathered in the Dorothy Harris Lounge for her retirement ceremony. The room was filled to capacity as National Alumni President Jesse Chatman opened up the program and then...
  This Sunday (Feb. 3) on "Where Do We Go From Here?" the focus is on books and relationships as TSDRadio welcomes multi-book author Sheila Whalum, who has just released her first novel, "Don't Walk Away." And, from a wide-ranging conversation with Interim Shelby County Schools Supt. Joris Ray, emerges a...
To address the challenge that some college students face trying to pay for books, the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) have entered into a partnership that will yield book scholarships. The partnership links MULYP with CGI Entertainment CEO Curtis Givens and his wife, T’Juan Givens. The result is the...
Interim Shelby County Schools Supt. Joris Ray
Returning to his office after visiting Brewster Elementary School, where reality was being stretched to account for unexpected death of a 37-year-old teacher, Interim Shelby County Schools Supt. Joris Ray had several people waiting for him, including the associate publisher/executive editor of The New Tri-State Defender. Managing a schedule filled...
The Shelby County Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday to close a northeast Memphis charter high school. Board members Joyce Dorse-Coleman, Stephanie Love, Michelle Robinson McKissack, Scott McCormick, Shante Avant, Billy Orgel, and Kevin Woods, Miska Clay Bibbs voted in favor of closing Gateway University at the end of this school year....
by Lucus Johnson -- TSU News Service --  NASHVILLE – TSU student-athlete Christion Abercrombie continues to amaze following a severe head injury in a football game. He may be back in the classroom soon. His mother, Staci, recently stated at a press conference in Abercrombie’s hometown of Atlanta that he intends to...
by Aisling Maki -- For nearly two decades, STAX Music Academy, located in the heart of Memphis’ storied Soulsville neighborhood, has been cultivating the city’s young musical talent. On January 18, the school hosted its first-ever fair focused on introducing aspiring young musicians to the business and technical aspects of the...
Rebecca Matlock Hutchinson's roots run deep in ZIP code 38126. The executive director of the SCORE Community Development Corporation is determined to do all that she can to help those who live, go to school and work in the poorest ZIP code in Memphis -- and one of the neediest...
Frustration over Tennessee’s lagging third-grade literacy rate is resurrecting discussion about whether the state is investing its money wisely for early childhood education. Rep. Bill Dunn has re-filed a bill that would let school districts divert state funds from public pre-kindergarten classes to other needs in early grades if they...
A new report on quality and access to early education programs across the country gives Memphis a bronze medal, mainly for providing prekindergarten for at least 30 percent of the city’s 4-year-olds, and Nashville a gold medal for meeting both quality and accessibility standards. The report said in addition to...