Thursday, February 25, 2021

Business

Father, son, brother, pastor, businessman, civic leader, friend and more all converged in Donnell Cobbins, who contracted COVID-19 and died Friday (Dec. 110, two months shy of turning 50. His death was among 2,950 reported in the United States on...
by Brianna A. Smith-Herman -- Popular North Nashville pizzeria Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria has anchored at 634 Union Ave. in the Edge District and is scheduled to open Dec. 16. Slim & Husky’s is a fast casual and gourmet pizza...
State Rep. Joe Towns Jr. (D-Memphis) has asked the state treasurer to pull the state out of any investments in McDonald’s Corp. because of a class-action lawsuit that alleges the fast-food giant discriminates against minority franchise owners and former...
by Florence Howard and John Semien -- Melvin Jones continuously showed his love for Memphis by never wavering in his support for the growth and development of African-American businesses – even though his advocacy could sometimes come across as an...
by Florence Howard -- An outspoken, unapologetic and bold champion for minority businesses. That, said a friend of 20-plus years, describes Memphis Black Business Directory founder/CEO Melvin Jones, who died Monday (11/16/20). Attorney Carlee McCullough, former Contract Compliance Officer for the...
A teen entrepreneur looking to spread kindness with flowers made his way to Tom Lee Park and went to work on Friday afternoon. Charles Earl Franklin's flowers brought smiles and goodwill to joggers, walkers, and people just taking in the...
Two brothers, who own and operate McDonald’s restaurants in the Memphis area, are lead plaintiffs in a proposed class action lawsuit filed against McDonald’s by Black franchisees seeking to address systematic racism at the fast food giant. The brothers, James...
A Friday afternoon job fair powered by FedEx extended a financial lifeline to job seekers in the Hickory Hill community. “A gentleman from FedEx actually approached me about the employment opportunities now available,” said Bishop Linwood Dillard of Citadel Deliverance...
by James Coleman --  Developers of a proposed 30-45 story glass highrise in the Pinch District made their pitch to the Memphis City Council in an effort to gain backing for the acquisition of the parcels of land earmarked for...
by Jennifer L. Sharp -- Luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has named Memphian Lori Spicer Robertson as its first vice president of diversity and inclusion. Robertson will be responsible for creating and leading strategic initiatives that foster a culture of...