Thursday, July 9, 2020

Commentary

I spent 10 months jailed at “201 Poplar,” now respectively named the Walter L. Bailey Jr. Criminal Justice Center. Recently, I “popped in” by choice, deciding that I wanted to see how my circumstantial brothers are being treated during...
by Ayan Ajanaku --  Whether it be war, famine, slavery or genocide, the history of human peoples throughout the world is not without its fair share of violence and trauma. Whether you or your forefathers have been on the receiving or...
 by Commissioners Eddie S. Jones Jr. and Edmund Ford Jr. -- In April, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris proposed a budget that included an increase in the despised wheel tax and lots of spending, such as $24 million in operations...
by Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris --  Right now, Shelby County is making a significant investment to protect our public health. Two weeks ago, the County Commission approved our request to add 141 new positions in the Shelby County Health...
Just like busy intersections, hot topics can be viewed from a variety of angles. Where we stand – to the right, to the left, in the center – ultimately determines how we view the parades of people passing around...
It was terrifying.  I ran into the office of Springhill Suites hotel in downtown Memphis early this morning, listening to the voices of lawless youths trying to break the glass panels in the back.  I prayed fervently -- with...
by Jeffrey L. Boney --  “Jeffrey, unfortunately, your test came back positive for the Coronavirus.” Hearing those words from the doctor, March 27th, shook me to the core. Was that a death sentence for me? Was it a coincidence that my mom years...
by Tabitha McGuire --  My daughter, Talia Bliss, was born May 4, 2005. We have celebrated her birthday every year in some kind of way, whether it be a party, dinner with the family or just cake and ice cream....
by Iesha Wood -- I’m introducing my daughter, Leah Seals, a graduating senior representing Ridgeway High School’s class of 2020. Leah is the oldest of her siblings. She participated in FLBA, is a member of the National Honor Society, Choir...
As an African-American journalist born and raised in Holly Springs, Miss., you’d think I’d have known more about my hometown’s favorite daughter growing up. But I didn’t. Then again, I guess it’s not so surprising that I didn’t know much...