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When Anastasia Davis sent out hundreds of letters to Orange Mound residents to introduce herself and a proposed crematorium in their community, she had no idea of the firestorm awaiting her. “I was truly hurt,” she said. “All of these elected officials and community leaders spoke out against it. They...
George Zimmerman, is suing the family of Trayvon Martin, prosecutors and many others who were involved in the high profile case — which he claims rested mostly on false evidence. Not surprisingly, community leaders have already come forward and blasted what they believe is a “reckless” and “shameless” attempt to...
After months of public debate and voting delays, the Memphis City Council on Tuesday approved Memphis 3.0 – the city’s first comprehensive land use and development plan in several decades. Final approval of Memphis 3.0 didn’t come without hesitation and was one of two key decisions the council made at...
Only moments after the burial of Bishop E. Lynn Brown on Saturday, the passing of  Bishop William Graves sent more shockwaves through the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Bishop Lawrence Reddick posted a statement on the CME website Saturday afternoon: “Dear CME Family, Bishop William H. Graves, the 42nd bishop of the...
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By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of Mississippi laws that permanently bar certain felons from voting unless they can get their rights restored through what advocates say is a difficult process. Six convicted felons are pushing to have their...
Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich invites families and friends of Shelby County homicide victims to join her in honoring the memory of their loved ones. “Season of Remembrance” will be held on Monday (December 2nd) in the City of Memphis Council Chambers at 125 North Main. The reception and...
The Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is soliciting proposals for the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) grant programs beginning December 3. Programs available for competitive grant application submissions for FY21 will include the following city and federally-funded programs: Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) Housing Opportunities for Persons with...
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By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press GOLDSBORO, N.C. — As he labors to win over black voters whose support is vital to his Democratic presidential bid, Pete Buttigieg found a receptive host on Sunday in a civil rights activist who has sought to continue the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s push...
By Cole Bradley, High Ground News Memphis entrepreneurs are getting national attention thanks to GoDaddy, the world's largest digital platform for small businesses, and their local nonprofit partner Communities Unlimited. On November 22, the organization hosted a premier at the Halloran Centre of its new short format doc-series, Made in America. The first...
People living with Alzheimer's and dementia can often become increasing isolated as their condition progresses. Social interaction and activities that stimulate the brain are critical to mental and behavioral health and help slow deterioration. Dorothy's Place is a day facility offering a solution to isolation for patients and their caregivers. It's located in Hickory Hill...