Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Commentary

Dear Cultural Coach: When my colleagues and I are chatting at work and a topic concerning race or ethnicity arises, I sometimes freeze up. I am not sure which ethnic names are trendy. Can you provide a little guidance? -- Speechless   Dear...
Greeted by a masked woman, I obeyed her instruction to use the hand sanitizer, knowing that such now was standard procedure to cast a ballot in person in the midst of this disturbingly ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. I'd given some thought...
by Dr. Glenda Glover -- Black women all across this nation should be outraged by the commentary that a qualified African-American woman is “too ambitious” to be selected as the running mate for presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden. Biden allies,...
by Tiffany Lowe -- Thousands of service workers joined forces and took to the streets in more than 25 cities across the nation, including Memphis, on July 20th. Workers in healthcare, public transportation and fast food, like me, joined together and...
Dear Cultural Coach: Why do people put labels on their grandchildren? I hear people make statements like ``my local grandkids, my Italian grandkids, my Mexican grandkids ... my Jewish ready-made (adopted) grandkids.' I personally find this extremely inappropriate and...
by Daphene Johnson -- One of the most esteemed ranks to which a person can ascend is centenarian, a distinct group of individuals blessed to reach the age of 100 years old. Being a centenarian in 2020 means individuals born in...
by Calvin Anderson -- A special legacy is attached to African Americans and the vote. Advancing that right should be made known anew – and boldly – to all Americans. Despite obstacles and suppression tactics, all citizens must exercise the...
by Hunter Demster -- The Fight for $15 has been a staple in the Memphis scene for over six years. The lead organizer, Antonio Cathey, and the hundreds of Memphis’ finest fast-food workers have changed the landscape of this city...
Dear Cultural Coach: When immigrants keep their old customs and values, it changes our community. Their music is different, and there are shows in foreign languages on my TV. We are losing the home we once knew. People are walking...
by Jeff Lyash -- There are many issues that are important to the people of Memphis — both right now and for the city’s long-term future. Since I joined TVA a little more than a year ago, you’ve clearly expressed...
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