Saturday, December 4, 2021

Lifestyle

Ora Dell Cooley Jackson has lived an intriguing life. From the cotton fields of her father’s farm to a gun-toting bailiff in Shelby County courtrooms, Mrs. Jackson blazed her way into the history book of “African-American firsts.”  This year, she...
In the 28th year of its Memphis celebration, Juneteenth this year will be celebrated in a park that was once dedicated to the memory of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. “I...
June is “African-American Music Appreciation Month” and Memphis is the epicenter of southern festivities. “From Memphis to the World” will stage a series of celebrations, hosted by 16 Bars Entertainment, LLC, a music, film and television production company. The June 1...
Abundant Earth Global CDC  will launch Good Works Farmers & Flea Market on Saturday (May 29) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  in the parking lot of Abundant Earth’s headquarters at 847 Whitney Ave.  “The Farmer’s Market is the premiere...
Shelby County is on track to be the home of one of Tennessee’s largest solar farms, according to an announcement from the Tennessee Valley Authority on Wednesday. A new Green Invest partnership pairing TVA, Facebook and RWE Renewables is projected...
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...