Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Trailblazing academician Dr. Miriam DeCosta-Willis believed that education was a tool that positioned one “to give back.” Surrounded by her family Thursday morning at 5:30, Dr. Mariam DeCosta-Willis died peacefully at her East Memphis home. She was 86. University professor and...
Almost every NBA season, there’s a talented team with high expectations that sooner or later will have those expectations upended by injuries. The most recent and glaring example of that are the Golden State Warriors, who were already dealing...
The National Civil Rights Museum and Just City are hosting a virtual symposium, Journey to Justice, to highlight critical criminal justice reform work that’s being done throughout the country and to demonstrate how much work remains to be done. The...
“We were doing a lot of jostling with Memphis,” LeBron James said after the Lakers turned backed the Grizzlies 108-94 at FedExForum on Sunday. “At the start of the fourth, I wanted to try and implement myself and my scoring...
by Kimberlee Kruesi and Bobby Caina Calvan --  NASHVILLE – When Sandy and Geff Lee finally saw a photo of the building that was home to their Nashville boutique on the day after the Christmas morning bombing, a quiet came over...
Generation USA, a nonprofit organization that transforms education to employment systems, and Southwest Tennessee Community College are partnering to offer free online Digital Marketing Analyst and IT Help Desk Technician training to the Memphis metropolitan area beginning in January...
Dec. 31 marks the end of the nationwide eviction moratorium sparked by an effort to help those whose financial situations were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Renters who missed payments over the past seven months will owe a lump...
by Curtis Weathers -- Shelby County Schools Supt. Joris Ray has modified district plans for re-opening schools and returning to in-person learning in the second half of the school year. His reasons for doing so centers on the growing surge of...
Playing in Montgomery, Alabama two days before Christmas was not a vision shared early on by Memphis’ football Tigers, yet it now is set to be their reality. It’s what comes at the end of a 7-3 season punctuated by...
by Najee El-Amin -- As the U.S. government launches its massive COVID-19 vaccine distribution, looming are the seemingly daunting issues of how to speedily get the approved vaccines to the most at-risk populations and how to get skeptical Americans, especially...
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