Monday, April 12, 2021

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The application window for Community LIFT's Memphis Empowerment Fund grants is open through April 26, with selectees awarded up to $2500 for neighborhood improvement projects. Interested in applying? Applicants first must attend an information session, with the remaining session set for...
by James Coleman -- A monument to Memphis civil rights icon and anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells was approved by Memphis City Council members Tuesday. The bronze statue will be located at the southeast corner of Fourth and Beale.  The $150,000 project...
“Rawer than Raw” – the 27th studio album by international bluesman Bobby Rush – netted Memphis’ own a second Grammy Award Sunday night. “We are just so happy to receive this second Grammy,” said Rush. “It’s so rewarding to know...
By Stacy M. Brown -- Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who ruled the middleweight boxing division in the 1980s, yet never received the recognition he deserved as an all-time great, has died. Hagler was 66. Before Hagler’s death, former boxer Thomas “Hit Man”...
Now guiding an HBCU with roots nearly 160 years deep, LeMoyne-Owen College new President Dr. Vernell Bennell-Fairs took her resolve into the streets of South Memphis on Friday. The rallying point was “Reimagining Walker,” the focus of what was billed...
Anchored in five years of momentum, Black Restaurant Week No. 6 unfolded this week amid the ongoing pandemic, delivering strong evidence that an understanding of the concept and need is well rooted. “This year we are supporting 21 restaurants,” Cynthia...
Brianna Smith-Herman -- Memphis Chef Krissie Scott – known to most as “The Cooking Nurse” – will be introduced to a panel of three judges as a contestant on “Chopped,” the Food Network’s hit reality TV series, on Tuesday. A professionally-trained...
by Kimberlee Kruesi -- NASHVILLE — More than 1 million Tennesseans will soon become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine after the Department of Health announced Tuesday it was expecting a large supply of the immunizations. According to Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey,...
by Linda S. Wallace -- We are living during a time when we often can’t hug the people we love. On many days, it is a struggle to stay connected to friends at work and in our community. Messages of love...
They’re back, seemingly. After an 18-day pause for COVID-19 protocols, the University of Memphis men’s basketball team returned to the practice court on Saturday (Feb. 20). Memphis had won six of seven games and were trending in the right direction to...