Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Memphis-based songstress Deborah Manning Thomas posted on Facebook to publicly declare her love for “Mother Gaston.” “She is truly a “virtuous woman” and she is 102 today!! My bonus “Mom”; so loving, a real encourager and will set you straight,...
A winless Navy team eager to get their season’s ship righted stands in the way of the University of Memphis Tigers, whose season is sinking amid mistakes galore. Memphis (3-3) will have a short week to prepare for the Midshipmen...
The third high-profile shooting in or near Memphis in weeks left two U.S. Postal Service workers dead and a third employee – identified as the shooter – died from a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities said Tuesday. U.S. Postal Inspector Susan Link...
When Memphis City Councilman JB Smiley Jr. sees a problem, he’s often prompted to solve it.   It’s the reason the Memphis native said he’s now running for governor of Tennessee, and it’s in part the motivation behind his political career. At...
Memphis Madness – the traditional opening showcase for the University of Memphis men’s and women’s basketball teams – more than met the anticipation for the event’s stars and those who came to see them. Take it from Katrina Merriweather, who...
The puzzle of three people dead at the USPS East Lamar Carrier Annex became came a bit more in focus with the identification of those who died in the apparent double murder-suicide. In a news release issued on Thursday (Oct....
The National Civil Rights Museum’s thirtieth awarding of its Freedom Awards was an elegant – albeit mostly virtual – presentation that marked the museum’s 30th anniversary and pointed to paths forward. Accounting for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s gala...
The 26th Annual Stone “EBEN” Awards gala -- held at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center (Oct. 9) -- was a rise-up affair. Hosted by Stanley “Cam Mtenzi” Campbell and the House of Mtenzi Museum (1289 Madison Ave.), the red-carpet affair...
Poor and low-income people accounted for more than a third of all voters overall in the 2020 presidential election, and their turnout was especially strong in tight battleground states, according to a recently released study by the Poor People’s...
by James Coleman -- Shelby County Commissioners cut around $58 million out of the county’s American Rescue Act pie after approving funding for a slate of items. The cuts and approvals capped weeks of back and forth on how the federal...