Monday, July 13, 2020

News

“To the polls” was presented as the answer this week as members of Keepers of 306, a National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) initiative that engages civic-minded young leaders moved to answer the question being asked by many: “Where do...
Dear Cultural Coach: My comments may sound racist on the surface, but I am trusting that you are as open-minded as your writing. I have been wondering why having all-African-American clubs or associations is not racist but having something...
Frank Hurdle and I have a number of things in common. We are both born and raised in Holly Springs, sons of respected families in the town. Though he’s a few years older than me, we both went to...
Save-A-Lot grocery store, 516 Tillman St., closed its doors permanently on Tuesday, June 30, after just two years of serving the Binghampton community. With closures both locally and nationwide, Save-A-Lot is restructuring to save the company. Save-A-Lot filled a critical need...
by Mickell Lowery --  When I was in middle school, my father, Myron Lowery, a graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College, informed me I would follow in his footsteps by attending his alma mater. He, along with many of my other family...
by Corey Strong --  While Memphis and Shelby County wrestles with how to economically respond to COVID-19 in the short term, I am more concerned with the long term impacts the pandemic will have on our economy. In the post-COVID world,...
The Rev. Daniel Johnson, associate pastor of Congregational Formation and Missions at Second Baptist Church in East Memphis, saw an opportunity to reach outside the church walls and make new friends on the other side of town. This was years...
In an effort to move away from supporting problematic businesses while circulating the Black dollar, Ken and Mary Olds, a husband and wife duo, are set to open Muggin Coffee House in the Whitehaven area July 6. “Muggin is a...
by Tosha Downey -- I was raised in South Memphis, in 38126 to be exact. Then and now it has been the city’s poorest community. A pandemic that required global rest and a series of police killings that has caused...
Being a true cultural ally is not like having a sleepover where friends come together, talk, and then return to their separate lives in the morning. It is more like a steep climb up a rocky hill fraught with danger,...