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By The Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Special to TSDMemphis.com Jesus was a poor black peasant preacher. Jesus led a religious and political revolution against Rome. Jesus’s revolutionary behavior and public proclamations got him executed – or what we’ve come to call “crucified” – by the Roman state. Most people, Christians included,...
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Memphis Grizzlies have fired Head Coach David Fizdale Monday afternoon. Memphis has fired coach David Fizdale, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 27, 2017 Associate head coach JB Bickerstaff will be promoted to Memphis' interim head coach, league sources tell ESPN. — Adrian...
The invitation was to come chat with Black Girls Code and “some powerful women of color in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The annual event was held at the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering last Saturday. The audience included parents and girls from ages 6 to 17. The discussion...
Citing a losing trend dating back to last season, Memphis Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace said that "it was time" to move on from former coach David Fizdale and announced J.B. Bickerstaff as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. "(Bickerstaff) was in a similar position in the...
The national movement known as Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28 and Southwest Early College High School (SECHS) students want to thank Southwest Tennessee Community College and the community for their support in its inaugural year. The students will be giving back with a special after-school cleanup of the greenhouse on...
By Lee R. Watkins, Special to TSDMemphis.com The number of U.S. adults considered to have high blood pressure will increase dramatically under new guidelines implemented by medical experts on Monday. The guidelines, published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, were presented at the association’s 2017 Scientific...
Memphis City Council members on Tuesday put a lot of energy into the question of whether your utility bill should go up. “I am not for any rate increase of any kind,” Council Chairman Berlin Boyd said. “Neither are my constituents. Let’s look at possible alternatives.” The notion of raising utility...
Back in 2008, the Memphis chapter of the NAACP got behind instant runoff voting for city elections. As America was on the brink of electing its first African-American president with the largest voter turnout in U.S. history, the idea was to capture the will of voters on their first...
The last thing Bernal E. Smith II said to his wife, Towanda, was "I gotchu!" It was a two-word slang response to her very playful reminder that he only had about a month left to get a new pair of shoes she dearly wanted for their 22nd wedding anniversary. The publisher...
Late 2010, Tammy Coleman received a devastating phone call from a close friend that forever changed her life. “She told me she had two years to live,” said Coleman. “When she told me it was from breast cancer, I literally had to pull over on the side of the road...