Thursday, January 20, 2022

News

Sidney Poitier, one of the last remaining icons of Hollywood’s golden age, has died at age 94. Much ink will be spilled, and rightfully so, about his significance as a cultural icon of the civil rights era who made...
With the 2022 Democratic Primary now less than four months away, Ken Moody is taking a shot at convincing enough Shelby County voters that – as mayor – he can foster the unity needed for the county to move...
My niece caught COVID-19 two weeks before Christmas. That was only the beginning of our ordeal. Lingering fever and sore throat signaled a stubborn hold on her, putting her in bed for more than eight days. I stayed away from her...
by James Coleman -- Anticipating possible superseding legislation by the Tennessee General Assembly this year, the Memphis City Council Tuesday (Jan. 4) delayed until April the first reading on a police residency referendum. At issue is the hotly debated question of...
McDonald’s Corporation has reached a financial settlement with two Shelby County-based franchise owners after they sued the corporation for “discriminatory practices.” Brothers James Byrd and Darrell Byrd, operators of four McDonald’s in Shelby County, filed suit against McDonald’s more than...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee has received its first shipments of oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Health said on Thursday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for two oral COVID-19 treatments: Paxlovid by...
If Jesus was able to rise above the meager circumstances of his life, then so can His followers.  That was the message Dr. Uliasea Little delivered Sunday (Dec. 26) to his congregation at Christ Baptist Church in Whitehaven.  “My message came...
by Candace A. Gray -- ’Twas the day before Christmas. While some families were making their final preparations for the holidays, wrapping presents and starting to cook lavish holiday meals, other families were trying to get tested for COVID-19. My...
by Curtis Weathers -- Looking through my education lens, three topics with historic implications captured my attention more so than any others – the pandemic and the rise of virtual learning, critical race theory and the violence and senseless killing...
Five decades after it was initiated at Summerfield Baptist Church, the Meditation Hour still is a place for Christians to gather for teaching and fellowship. “I have been in ministry for 47 years,” said Dr. Lee Otis Adams, coordinator of...