Friday, June 18, 2021

Featured Stories

by Curtis Weathers -- House and Senate lawmakers in Tennessee have passed bills that prohibit educators from teaching elements of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Tennessee’s public schools.   Critical Race Theory is the study of race relations in America and how...
Small businesses owned by women and people of color who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 will soon have support from the FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab. The recently launched FedEx program was developed in collaboration with Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF), a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor...
Repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee could take months after a crack was found in the span, forcing thousands of trucks and cars to detour and shutting down shipping on a section of the Mississippi...
by James Coleman -- Budget hearings got underway with Shelby County Commissioners Tuesday (May 11), kicking off three days of case-making by various agencies for funding requests for FY 2022. Both the commission and the administration of Shelby County Mayor Lee...
A third consecutive win Tuesday night with three regular-season games yet to play puts the Memphis Grizzlies in control of their own play-in tournament fate as they grind toward a Western Conference Playoffs birth. The Grizzlies saddled the Dallas Mavericks...
Moving “out east” for The New Olivet Baptist Church sparked an exciting metamorphosis into a world-class, mega-ministry, The New Olivet Worship Center. An ever-growing family of mature, worshipful and committed Christians is emerging from a year-long pandemic, ready to impact...
Something remarkable occurred in American journalism on August 20, 2019.  Civil rights journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, in collaboration with the New York Times, dropped an incredible piece of journalism in the laps of the American public that continues to this very...
by Anasa Troutman -- Phase 2 of the restoration of Historic Clayborn Temple is underway and we are all excited as this part of our collective visioning comes into being.  Yet, it is so much more than the restoration of a...
by James Coleman -- The business relationship between Shelby County and healthcare provider Wellpath remains on life support after the Shelby County Board of Commissioners gave the OK to a pair of extensions to provide services to the county’s jail,...