Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Feeding those in need, services for Dr. Hooks, Coming: Ice Cube's NNPA exclusive, COVID-19 by the numbers; AAC update and today's music video vibe: Erykah Badu's "On & On."   Services Saturday for Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks Services for Dr. Mose Yvonne...
This edition: Farewell to Councilman Davis; MLGW & TVA partner over COVID-19; UTHSC tracking COVID-19; NNPA and #SaveLocalJournalism; a 73-year-old earns her Ph.D.; and today's TSD music video vibe -- Jill Scott's 'A Long Walk.' MLGW & TVA partner to...
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners has adopted a resolution “urging health officials to require residents and visitors to wear face coverings through Sept.1.” The measure, a safety precaution as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, was approved Monday (May...
Memphis and Shelby County now has shifted into Phase II of the Back to Business plan, according to the Memphis/Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force. The Phase II announcement came at Monday's task force briefing an is based on four criteria the...
Teacher, professor, superintendent and educational advocate, Dr. Mose Yvonne Hooks died on Friday after a brief hospital stay; more details to come. Dr. Hooks, who had a long history of community-engagement service in Memphis and elsewhere, had served as an...
by Jerome Wright -- At 6 a.m. Monday (May 11), William Gandy Jr. was back behind his barber’s chair quaffing a customer for the first time since mid-March, when Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland ordered nonessential businesses to close to slow...
At Rust College in Holly Springs, Miss., one history-making college president is about to be replaced by another. Dr. Ivy Taylor, who served as mayor of San Antonio, Texas for three years, is set to become president of the tiny...
Fred L. Davis, owner of the Fred L. Davis Insurance Agency and the first African American to serve as chairman of the Memphis City Council, has died. The TSD's story is developing. Mr. Davis passed around 2:15 pm on Tuesday,...
By Aaron Morrison and Russ Bynum --  BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Many people saw more than the last moments of Ahmaud Arbery’s life when a video emerged this week of white men armed with guns confronting the black man, a...
Although Indie Memphis postponed all upcoming events as a precaution to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, they still found a way to use their resources to educate and support independent filmmakers during this time. On last Tuesday, Indie Memphis...