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Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings was the weekly meeting highlight of the Frayser Exchange Club Foundation Thursday afternoon at Impact Church. “I doubt if I will get to my notes today,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting to go in the direction I’m going in.” The chief law enforcer engaged the...
Memphis Magazine has pulled its September issue after receiving backlash for what some have called a racist cover. The magazine featured caricatures of three mayoral candidates -- Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer, incumbent Mayor Jim Strickland and former Mayor Dr. Willie W. Herenton. But it’s the illustration of District 7 Commissioner...
by Adrian Sainz -- Baxter Leach -- a prominent member of the Memphis sanitation workers union whose historic strike drew the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the city where he was assassinated -- has died, close friends said Tuesday. He was 79. Leach died Tuesday morning, said Gail Tyree,...
Memphis mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer has enlisted the help of Angela Rye, CNN commentator, national political strategist and activist, who says, “I don’t support campaigns, fundraisers or endorsements unless I really feel it.” Rye is spending several days in Memphis this week to raise funds and support for Sawyer, the...
Mayoral contender Dr. Willie W. Herenton on Thursday picked up the endorsement of IBEW Local 1288, which also announced its support for a slate of other candidates running for city council, county clerk and municipal judge seats in the October 3 Municipal Elections. IBEW Local 1288 is the union that...
For Corey Strong, now is the time voters to choose someone other than incumbent Steve Cohen to represent the Ninth Congressional District. On Friday, the former Shelby County Democratic Party Chairman Corey Strong officially announced his candidacy at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis. "There are two major qualifications...
Mixed emotions circulated the Frayser Exchange Club on Thursday as community leaders deviated from their scheduled agenda to focused on the events that had transpired in their community less than 24 hours before. Just blocks away, 20-year-old Brandon Webber was shot and killed by U.S. Marshals, igniting protests from...
After five months of planning, organizers of Up the Vote 901 are gearing up for what they’re expecting to be an eventful display of democracy at the upcoming People’s Convention. So far, 18 candidates in the upcoming October 3 election, including two mayoral contenders, have confirmed attendance, according to the...
God, love and ministry was a trinity embodied by the life of the Rev. Ralph White, the servant-oriented pastor of Bloomfield Full Gospel Baptist Church in South Memphis. Rev. White was officiating a funeral when he passed away Saturday. “So very sorry to hear. He was my friend and brother...
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...