Wednesday, April 14, 2021

News

by Anne D'Innocenzio --  NEW YORK – Target will spend a total of more than $2 billion at Black-owned businesses by 2025 as part of its effort to advance racial equity. That’s a significant increase in overall spending on Black-owned businesses,...
by Stacy M. Brown -- The Nation of Islam has clarified and contradicted mainstream media reports that erroneously identified the individual who recently attacked the U.S. Capitol as one of its members. In a statement to the National Newspaper Publishers Association,...
April 4, 2021 will register as the second Easter Sunday during the COVID-19 pandemic and – according to some area ministers – comes with Memphis and the nation languishing and sorely in need of a beacon of encouragement and...
When the pandemic hit Shelby County in March of 2020, Bishop Lee Salter was founder and pastor of Anointed Faith World Outreach Center. But the physical toll COVID-19 was taking on the Frayser community inspired a divine name change and...
by Anasa Troutman -- As the Historic Clayborn Temple board and team work together to reimagine our sacred building we spend a lot of time thinking about how our work inside of the building can be reflected outside the building....
MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd’s girlfriend tearfully told a jury Thursday the story of how they met — at a Salvation Army shelter where he was a security guard with “this great, deep Southern voice, raspy” — and how they...
“When it is known that you have some interest in church governance, your body of work becomes relevant,” said Bishop David Allen Hall, newly elected prelate to the Church of God in Christ General Board. “I ran a good race...
The Black Business Association of Memphis, a leader in minority business growth and development for the city, has named Ernest Strickland as its new president and chief executive officer. He began his new job Thursday (April 1).  Strickland, who has...
by Curtis Weathers -- The sudden and unprecedented shuttering of our nation's school buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced educators to face the most jarring and rapid change of perhaps any profession in history. Within a moment's notice, teachers...
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...