Friday, September 24, 2021

Metro Memphis

A Memphis-based rapper who was headlining the Little Rock, Ark., show where 28 people were injured, was arrested in connection with the melee on Sunday in Alabama. Al.com reports that 25-year-old Ricky Hampton, better known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested...
In a seemingly increasing number of venues in various places in Memphis, discussions about improving police-community relations are popping up like new grass after winter. Such was the case on Tuesday as the Whitehaven Kiwanis Club devoted its Dutch Treat...
Emerging from the shadows since federal agents raided several Latino neighborhoods in Memphis, immigrant families were greeted Monday by cheering neighbors and educators as they brought their children back to school amid assurances of protection. Holding signs such as “Bienvenido”...
It’s not uncommon in Memphis for parents to wait until the first day of school to register their students. That scenario played out again on Monday as some 6,000 students were signed up for Shelby County Schools, bringing total enrollment...
Shelby County Schools has reclaimed a Memphis school building that formerly housed a state-run charter school that just moved across town. This week, the former campus of Raleigh-Egypt Middle School began housing middle schoolers under the local district in Memphis. District...
Amber Floyd, a senior associate at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, has been named a recipient of the 2017 American Bar Association (ABA)  “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” award. Floyd is the only Tennessee attorney this...
A charter school opening next year in midtown Memphis has been awarded a $2.5 million grant through a national contest aimed at reinventing America’s high schools. Leaders of Crosstown High announced Wednesday that it’s receiving the money over five years...
by Montee Lopez Special to The New Tri-State Defender Under the banner of #TakeEmDown901, 30-plus local activists walked inside Memphis City Hall on Wednesday to deliver a message to Mayor Jim Strickland – take the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and...
Earlier this year, the Rev. Jesse Jackson vowed to lead a march in Memphis if the city didn’t sufficiently close the gap in how it awards contracts to African American vendors and businesses. Well, the city has closed the gap...
by Aisling Maki Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Memphis Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services has launched a new initiative called “The Right Response” to streamline responses to emergencies based on callers’ individual needs. While most emergencies require ambulances or paramedics,...