Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Commentary

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...
by Pearl Eva Walker --  Energy is a basic necessity of daily life, whether we are flipping on a switch or plugging into a socket. While we as customers can’t shop around for who we buy energy from, Memphis’ power...
by Charles Elliott -- Even before the pandemic, LeMoyne-Owen College was working on ways to provide instructional options for our students. When the difficult decision was made to close the campus to keep our LOC family safe, we immediately took action...
by Ayan Ajanaku -- SEVILLE, Spain – I moved from Memphis to Spain in 2012. I’ve stayed because I like it. Now, like many people throughout the world, I can’t freely go to any of the places I love to...
by John Burl Smith --  April 9, 2020 will be written about as the return of descendants of American slavery to the ways of their progenitors. It’s the day Sean “Diddy” Combs held the first-ever, virtual town hall meeting for that...
by Ronna McDaniel -- I am from Michigan, and here in my hometown I have seen our community rally to do all we can to support our neighbors and local businesses during this difficult time. Thanks to President Donald Trump,...
by John Burl Smith -- (The day – April 4, 1968 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died in Memphis was Maya Angelou’s 40th birthday. That intersection was observed recently by social change advocate John Burl Smith, a former Memphis...
On two separate occasions shortly before the worst public health crisis in the U.S. in a generation, I was reminded of the role that Robert R. Church Sr. played in there even being a city of Memphis to worry...
Memphis – Let’s get right to the point: the ‘transfer’ of the FCC license, equipment, and operations of WUMR from the University of Memphis to the newly formed Crosstown non-profit group, is a business deal valued between $2 million...
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