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by Brian Witte -- ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore was sworn in as the state’s first Black governor on Wednesday, pledging to work for greater inclusion and economic equity while also focusing on improving education, fighting crime...
 by Hillel Italie -- NEW YORK — Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is working on a memoir. Jackson, the first Black woman appointed to the court, is calling the book “Lovely One.” “Mine has been an unlikely journey,” Jackson said in...
by Aamer Madhani -- ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden made a historical pilgrimage Sunday to “America’s freedom church” to mark Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, saying democracy was at a perilous moment and that the civil rights leader’s life and...
As 2023 begins, Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis Tuesday (Jan. 10) delivered a mixed-bag overview to Memphis City Council members about Memphis crime in 2022. She delivered the update to the council’s Public Safety Committee, citing, among other things,...
After receiving a baptism under fire with the recent bomb cyclone winter storm during the Christmas holiday, newly minted Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division (MLGW) CEO and President Doug McGowen delivered an after-action report to the Memphis City...
I know, I’m an education columnist. So, what does the “Monday Night Football” game between the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals have to do with public education? The answer: nothing! However, I consider myself fortunate to have played the...
Teens and young adults, ages 16 to 24, Friday (Jan. 6) will have an opportunity to learn about solutions for job opportunities and personal development thanks to the city of Memphis’ Office of Community Affairs.  The Opportunity R3 (Rethinking, Rebranding...
Early voting begins Wednesday (Jan. 4) for the special primary election to fill the state House of Representatives seat (District 86) left vacant by the death of long-time Rep. Barbara Cooper, who died Oct. 25. Ten candidates are on the...
All of this is true about Gangsta Boo: A “Queen” of Memphis. A hip-hop legend. A pioneer of female rap. The first lady of the Oscar-winning group, Three 6 Mafia. Riding a beat like no other, she was an incredible...
by Angela Sargent -- It was Sept. 1, and we had been involved in eight weeks of intense professional development. We had been trained on everything from the employee handbook to the school curriculum. Surprisingly, it was the same curriculum we...