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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is warning members that scammers are taking advantage of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to be alert. Reported scams include unsolicited phone calls that could be an attempt to fraudulently gain personal information. “We want to advise all of our members to be wary of phone...
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TSD freelance videographer Terrisa Coreen Mark had no trouble practicing social distancing on Beale Street. The emptiness was stark and a sign that business was far from usual.
Deep breath…one more; now, where do we go from here? Forward! Marching, smartly, resolutely and increasingly more collectively with the most vulnerable ever foremost in mind. Yes, there is a lot more to it than that. Still, that’s the jumping-off point for this edition. We’re keeping up with the myriad ways...
“Bills will continue to roll and this has definitely taken a toll on my business,” says Keith Turks, owner, Hair Kingdom Beauty & Barber Salon at 1492 Madison Ave. Turks’ remarks reflect dwindling clients, not only at his salon, but throughout the beauty industry and numerous other minority-owned businesses due...
Warning consumers about COVID-19 scams, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) notes that it has received reports of Memphians being contacted through Facebook regarding government grants. In one instance, the consumer saw something offering COVID-19 grants for seniors; in another case, the consumer got a message with grant information. The alert comes...
The fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) is prompting large and small employers to enforce guidelines that prevent the spread of the disease. Businesses are ramping-up efforts to keep work stations sanitized and are continuously reminding employees to practice disease prevention guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Major companies are developing...
Memphis Black Restaurant Week founder Cynthia Daniels said the 2020 version of the annual event has been beneficial for participating restaurants, the challenge of the coronavirus notwithstanding. “People came out and supported them in spite of the uncertainty of this coronavirus,” said Daniels. “For the fifth straight year, we took...
The director of the Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise, Sheila Simpson will be in Memphis Thursday morning to address issues of particular concern to African-American contractors in the Memphis area. The 8 a.m. session is being hosted by Memphis Business Contracting Consultants (MBCC). It's set for All World Project...
“Stepping Up!” is the theme for the eighth annual rendition of the Best In Black Awards hosted by the parent company of The New Tri-State Defender and set for Feb. 6 at Central Station Hotel, located at 545 S. Main St. The Best Media Properties, LLC presentation is set for...
Some of the sounds coming from Handy Park in the Beale Street Entertainment District in Downtown Memphis are chest-rattling forerunners of a wave of improvements under the guidance of an African-American-owned, general-contracting firm, Castle Black Construction. Twin brothers Jarrett Logan and Jonathan Logan own Castle Black Construction, which – according...