Friday, June 18, 2021

News

Everybody deserves a second chance, if you ask Bishop David Allen Hall of Temple Church of God in Christ.  And on June 19, ex-offenders will graduate from the training and behavior intensive Final Escape program Hall has spearheaded. On May 15,...
by Stacy M. Brown -- Travel has increased exponentially, and people increasingly are displaying more confidence that the worst of the pandemic is over. Like many, Alice Anderson had concerns about germs before COVID, and she believes there remain reasons all...
Founded in 1946 to “constructively change community conditions,” Tri-State Bank of Memphis is on course to be acquired by New Orleans-based Liberty Bank and Trust Company, the largest African-American-owned financial institution in the U.S. The boards of directors of each...
by James Coleman -- A proposed $200,000 community revitalization program to help poverty-level seniors afford repairs and tackle blight was outlined Tuesday (June 1) during the Memphis City Council meeting. “We tailor it specifically to senior citizens in our community, who...
Acknowledging Memphis as “vital” to the nation and the world’s transportation, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg mixed with business and political leaders during a 45-minute roundtable at the FedEx Experience Center on Thursday. Buttigieg’s participation in the roundtable discussion...
by James Coleman -- The influx of the first half of the American Rescue Plan Act funding – $80.5 million – drew few objections from Memphis City Council members during their Tuesday (June 1) meeting, as they voted to accept...
In a former life, Pastor Walter Womack of Faithful Baptist Church was the “right-hand man” to the late Rev. Dwight Montgomery, the outspoken, long-time president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Memphis Chapter.  Today, as the organization’s leader, Womack...
Three years ago in March, Pastor Darell Harrington took the mantle of leadership at New Sardis Baptist Church from his mentor and “spiritual” father, Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr. All was well as Harrington’s second anniversary approached in March...
by James Coleman --  Memphis City Council members were nearly unanimous Tuesday (May 18) in adopting a resolution to condemn and restrict the Tennessee General Assembly’s move to withhold public funding to education authorities, such as school districts, that teach...
by Curtis Weathers -- House and Senate lawmakers in Tennessee have passed bills that prohibit educators from teaching elements of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in Tennessee’s public schools.   Critical Race Theory is the study of race relations in America and how...