Monday, May 16, 2022

Commentary

Memphis police would be handcuffed if the city had a law like the one that took effect in Philadelphia with the mayor's signature on Tuesday, said Mike Williams, former president of the Memphis Police Association. Williams was asked about Philadelphia's move...
by Kelsey Jirikils -- Do you know for sure that both your taillights work? That your windows are tinted an acceptable shade? That you signal every time you make a lane change? The reality is that, when you’re driving, you’re...
All three approved COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – are now safe for booster shots, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So, on Oct. 21, I took the Johnson...
by Curtis Weathers -- We forget sometimes how important dads are in the education of our children. The role of fathers in today's society, when it comes to the development of our kids, is crucial.   I must admit, however, there are days...
by Curtis Weathers -- The lives of two Cummings K-8 Optional School students and their families will forever be changed by the school shooting that took place last week. In his response to the shooting, Shelby County Schools Supt. Dr. Joris...
by Curtis Weathers -- The debate about the role or presence of law enforcement in our schools is one that needs to be had. Law Enforcement has a role in our schools; it's up to educators to clearly define how that...
by Curtis Weathers -- As we reflect on the first few weeks of school, the dominant topic of discussion and concern once again is the coronavirus and the impact it is having on our children and teachers. Educators in K-12 schools...
by Terence Patterson -- We’ve finally all settled into the “back to school” routine – set bedtime schedules, flexed new backpacks, made new friends and reunited with old ones. This school year, while things feel different coming through the COVID-19...
Children’s hospitals are on the frontline of care for kids, anchoring the pediatric safety net for the most vulnerable among us. Tragically, COVID-19 infections are growing among children, respiratory illnesses such as RSV are surging, and the ongoing mental...
by Curtis Weathers -- Many of you I’m sure were like me when the corona virus vaccines started to come online.   I remember thinking how fortunate we were as a nation and how wonderful it will be when our schools return...