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It only took about 60-70 people to pack out the tiny Orange Mound Gallery at 2232 Lamar on Wednesday for a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Orange Mound ‘s official annexation into the City of Memphis. The event was part of a full day of events celebrating the city’s...
A mayor in Mississippi wants to get rid of dope and gangbangers so much that he’s willing to pay for it. Clarksdale mayor, Chuck Espy is offering gang members, drug dealers and “wannabe criminals” money to leave the area in order to limit crime in his town, according to Newsweek. READ...
Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the “Queen of Soul,” including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday. The latest one is dated March 2014 and appears to give the...
Pro-choice activists with the National Organization For Women hold a vigil outside the U.S. Supreme Court on January 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. T(Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) It’s difficult for women like myself and those younger to imagine a time when Roe v. Wade didn’t exist. A time when...
Black exotic dancers have been awarded a multi-million dollar settlement in their discrimination suit. (Photo: Adobe Stock) A Mississippi jury has awarded five Black strippers a total of more than $3 million after a federal judge found they were subjected to racial discrimination and harassment by the management of a...
Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for EssenceSybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teen who was gunned down by racist coward George Zimmerman in Florida in 2012, is running for office in Miami-Dade county.Fulton confirmed Saturday that she’ll be putting her name in for a chance at a spot on...
With the stroke of a pen, Mayor Jim Strickland signed Memphis 3.0 into motion via an executive order, Tuesday. The signing occurred despite the handful of protestors outside of the South Memphis development center where the ceremony took place. They chanted, “Just say no to 3.0.” The 20-year comprehensive plan...
On a dreary Friday on May 10 in Memphis, every Tiger basketball fan was in full anticipation for the announcement of where Lester Quinones would play basketball next season. For the last few weeks, it had been known that the shooting guard from IMG Academy would be making his announcement...
Less than a year after Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams became the first black officer to command the United States Military Academy and two years after Simone Askew became the first black woman to lead the Corps of Cadets, West Point will graduate its largest ever class of black...
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The story has to be told in such a way where we’re not making people lose hope.The specific “story” Chanel Porchia-Albert is referring to is that of the black maternal mortality crisis. She knows all about the daunting statistics surrounding black motherhood as a mother of six and the CEO...