Monday, July 4, 2022

Commentary

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...
by Curtis Weathers -- The newswire has been bursting at the seams lately with articles about critical race theory (CRT). It seems as though there’s a new story or twist to this issue every week, and there’s always a new dimension...
by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. -- African Americans and other communities of color across the United States of America will spend the traditional Thanksgiving holidays this year with multiple perspectives ranging from gratefulness of having life itself to increasing...
With concern mounting about crime and gun violence, Memphis City Councilman J B Smiley Jr. organized a city-wide prayer service held at New Salem M.B.C. on Tuesday. The Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher offered this prayer: "Holy God, creator, and...
by Vincent L. Hall -- Most times, I indulge in a process I call a “parallel didactic.” My parallel didactics attempt to tell two stories at the same time and do both of them justice. The truth is, I got...
by Kelvin Cowans -- I pulled up to Makeda’s Homemade "Butter Cookies" – a Memphis favorite for all of its delicious choices of sweets – and made my way to a spot within about 25 feet of where the body...
by Curtis Weathers -- Our governor Bill Lee and state legislators are starting to tinker again with Tennessee’s school funding formula.  So, what are they up to? Why now? What is going on?  Those are all excellent questions. And for now, we...