Thursday, September 29, 2022

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by Stacy M. Brown The establishment of the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) Coronavirus Task Force and Resource Center is both timely and necessary, and publishers, partners, sponsors, and others should quickly rally around the concept, according to one distinguished...
Local utility companies such as Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) can tap into $1 billion in available credit support that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is offering to offset the effects of COVID-19. TVA President/CEO Jeff Lyash made that...
Joshua Moore, a 16-year-old Code Crew student, emerged on top of the National Black Data Processing Associates mobile app competition in Atlanta. The 41st Annual National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Technology Conference and Career Fair took place August 1-3...
Billy Ray Turner, who is awaiting a September trial in the killing of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison on a separate gun charge. Judge Lee Coffee sentenced Turner during a hearing Thursday...
The Sage Restaurant was abuzz Friday night with Tennessee Regional Black Millennial Convention members, who came out to meet and greet each other in the kickoff of Memphis’ first gathering of the organization. The convention -- dubbed the “Black Millennials...
Tributes to civil rights “giant” and attorney, Russell Bertrand Sugarmon flooded the Internet Monday as news spread quickly of his death. One of the most touching tributes came from his daughter, Elena DeCosta Williams, who took to Facebook to express...
Governor Bill Lee on Tuesday morning announced that FedEx Logistics was making it's global headquarters in Downtown Memphis. The Gibson Guitar building will be the home of Memphis-based FedEx Corp.'s specialty services and trade unit. The announcement was made at the...
The Shelby County Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday to close a northeast Memphis charter high school. Board members Joyce Dorse-Coleman, Stephanie Love, Michelle Robinson McKissack, Scott McCormick, Shante Avant, Billy Orgel, and Kevin Woods, Miska Clay Bibbs voted in favor of...
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland unveiled a new community fund for infrastructure improvements in neighborhoods as part of his State of the City address Monday at The Links at Whitehaven. He also said he will be offering eight properties for investment...
“You have to break through all of that sexism and racism. You have to really confront that all of the time.” By Christina Cauteruci There’s a crew of new women in Congress who’ve become fast friends since the election. Reps. Rashida...