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Raymond Neal graduated from Hamilton High School in 1969 and worked about 35 years as a waiter. He recently came out of retirement to help a friend, who owns the new Mahogany Memphis Restaurant. Last November, he showed up at Memphis City Council seeking a sponsor for a resolution...
Shelby County Schools will be closed starting Friday and reopen March 30, a week after spring break, because of “rapidly changing conditions” of COVID-19, the district said. The Memphis district’s planned spring break starts Monday, and staff were already scheduled to do deep cleanings of all schools. The announcement Thursday morning...
A case of the coronavirus has been found in Shelby County, according to Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, who made the announcement Sunday morning about 10 a.m. Shelby County Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter said results came back Saturday from the state lab confirming the case of the coronavirus in...
March is Women’s History Month, which basically is a double-double for us as black women, coming on the heels of Black History Month. What better time to celebrate some of Memphis’ finest and fiercest over the course of the month? These are women who kick you know what and take...
by Bill Weissert — WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren ended her once-promising presidential campaign on Thursday after failing to finish higher than third place in any of the 18 states that have voted so far. While the Massachusetts senator said she was proud of her bid, she was also candid...
https://www.facebook.com/MediaJustice/videos/2747747571970138/ Local community organizer and activist Keedran Franklin participated in a briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC Thursday morning (March 5), telling lawmakers his story of landing on the wrong watchlist and how ongoing surveillance has impacted his life. Franklin was one of five presenters to speak on "Cointelpro 2020:...
by Steve Peoples and Will Weissert — LOS ANGELES — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was reassessing her candidacy Wednesday as the winnowing process in the Democrats’ 2020 nomination fight lurched forward after a consequential Super Tuesday. Bloomberg quit the race...
There is more to be done. That is the theme Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris hammered home throughout his second State of the County address delivered Feb. 21 at Collierville High School. He echoed the same sentiments days later when we met for a one-on-one interview in his Downtown office. Harris...
It has been nearly a month since the untimely death of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant. Though much will be made of his legacy as one of the NBA’s transcendent superstars, it is the haunting knowledge of what was still to come for the father and daughter duo that triggers...
LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant’s widow on Monday sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter last month. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles Superior Court said the pilot was careless...