Sunday, May 15, 2022

Commentary

Sidney Poitier, one of the last remaining icons of Hollywood’s golden age, has died at age 94. Much ink will be spilled, and rightfully so, about his significance as a cultural icon of the civil rights era who made...
My niece caught COVID-19 two weeks before Christmas. That was only the beginning of our ordeal. Lingering fever and sore throat signaled a stubborn hold on her, putting her in bed for more than eight days. I stayed away from her...
by Candace A. Gray -- ’Twas the day before Christmas. While some families were making their final preparations for the holidays, wrapping presents and starting to cook lavish holiday meals, other families were trying to get tested for COVID-19. My...
by Curtis Weathers -- Looking through my education lens, three topics with historic implications captured my attention more so than any others – the pandemic and the rise of virtual learning, critical race theory and the violence and senseless killing...
by Carlissa Shaw, Esq. -- On Nov. 28, 2014, the news of the slaying of Jarmelle “Jo Jo” Jones during what seemed to be a home invasion rocked an entire community of young Memphians. As one commentator said at the time,...
by Regina Morrison Newman -- Tis the season of gifting, giving and grifting. While most of us are caught up in the holiday spirit on the first two, scammers and thieves are busy figuring out how they can take advantage...
by Curtis Weathers -- Well, this past week, I went searching high and low for some good news that might perk us up at the end of what has undoubtedly been one of the most memorable years in our lifetime. I...
by Terence Patterson -- Growing up, I, like most children, spent each holiday season anticipating the arrival of a bearded, big-bellied white man who would slide my favorite Christmas gifts down the chimney that we didn't even have. My biggest...
The Tennessee Department of Education, Achievement School District (ASD) and Shelby County Schools (SCS) on Monday (Dec. 13) announced that four Memphis area schools – Frayser Achievement Elementary School, Corning Achievement Elementary School, Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary School and...
by Vanecia Belser Kimbrow, Esq. -- I Love South Memphis and I always will. Since moving to Memphis in the fall of 1991, South Memphis has held a special place in my heart because it reminds me of my Montgomery, Alabama...