Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Business

Black Restaurant Week 2020 the second week in March was on track to generate tens of thousands of dollars for African-American eateries. But a global helping of COVID-19 thwarted the fifth annual event. In a matter of days, life and...
Businesses owned by minorities and women have contracting and purchasing opportunities with corporate and governmental agencies throughout the Mid-South, including Shelby County Schools (SCS). Recently, the school district has come under scrutiny about a lack of data distinguishing African-American business...
When Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken opened on April 4, 2001, proprietor Louis Martin never dreamed it would reach national prominence on the Food Network. Now the new series “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives is filming a segment on the popular fried...
By Hazel Trice Edney -- (TriceEdneyWire.com) - A recent NAACP "Black Media Speaks" forum plummeted into a conversation in which the future of hard-copy, black-owned newspapers was all but pronounced dead. To the shock of some of the members of the...
Memphis and Shelby County allowed more non-essential businesses to reopen on Monday (May 18) after weeks of closure due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Phase 2 Back-to-Business directives classify business types permitted to reopen. The plan also allows social gatherings of up...
Fred L. Davis, owner of the Fred L. Davis Insurance Agency and the first African American to serve as chairman of the Memphis City Council, has died. The TSD's story is developing. Mr. Davis passed around 2:15 pm on Tuesday,...
The grocery business has required an “interesting adjustment” since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Memphis, said Rick James, Cash Saver grocery store chain owner. “This is a time we have never experienced before,” James said. “People need to feel safe,...
“Prior to the pandemic, The New Tri-State Defender already had identified the need to adjust its business model. Primarily, the goals were to significantly increase our digital footprint while expanding depth, variety and quality of coverage. Then, boom comes COVID-19...
Services have been set for May 9 for Memphis Realtor Lawrence Johnson -- an "idol" to some and the man many credit with helping them purchase their first home. The death of Mr. Johnson, 80, quickly traveled across social media...
by Jerome Wright --  James Cook, 36, did not start his professional career expecting to be an entrepreneur. Thanks to a friend and a desire to change careers, however, he became proprietor and partner with KC Eatery, which operated Runway 901...
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