Saturday, September 18, 2021

Lifestyle

Long-time pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church-Lauderdale, the Rev. J.C. Bachus, died surrounded by loved ones and close friends on Tuesday morning. He was 81. Johnny Clarence Bachus was born in Hernando, Mississippi on Dec. 16, 1939 to Eddie and...
From all over the world, they come to the National Civil Rights Museum in Downtown Memphis – pilgrims in search of truth, confrontation, reconciliation, peace, empowerment and to touch, first-hand, “the Black Experience” in America. “This particular exhibit is a...
Memphis’ homicide rate in 2020 peaked at a record 332 killings, the dizzying rate of gun violence has continued and three minor children are hospitalized from shootings this past Thursday. “Too many of these senseless killings involve minors,” Pastor Bill...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- With Women’s History Month in mind, I reached out to a high-profile event strategist, a self-published author of a children’s book and a celebrity cosmetologist to find out how they built successful business enterprises rooted in...
If there’s one thing former pro-basketball player and Pastor Eric Lee has learned during the pandemic, it’s that strategic moves work both on and off the basketball court. “I met with my church leaders when the pandemic first hit,” said...
A fully staffed medical clinic -- social workers, physicians, nurses, medical students, nursing students, support medical personnel -- operates each Monday on the campus of The Healing Center in Oakhaven.  Compassionate smiles are carefully covered by masks because of the...
by Najee El-Amin -- As African-American History month winds down, a living embodiment of that history received recognition she deserved in Atlanta on Tuesday (Feb. 23).  The Atlanta Police Department honored its first African-American woman officer, Linnie Hallmon Booker, with a...
“I’d rather go down in history as one lone Negro who dared to tell the government that it had done a dastardly thing than to save my skin by taking back what I said.” These words, credited to journalist and...
by Stacy M. Brown --  Amber Pickens is celebrating Black History Month in a big way. The dancer, actress, and singer has added author to her long list of titles with the release of “Blooming in Motion,” a coloring book that...
by Brittany Holst -- “I am a wife, mother of three, a hair stylist and makeup artist, and I have lupus,” said Ashley Isaac Tucker, who lives with the systematic autoimmune disease. Lupus is a disease that occurs when the body’s...