Friday, August 14, 2020

Metro Memphis

A Wednesday morning news conference at the NAACP Memphis Branch office kicked off big buzz around the 2nd Annual Uplift the Community Grant awards for non-profit organizations. Applications are available now on the NAACP website. A three-fold partnership between Kroger’s Delta...
Pressing on the agenda was Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division’s proposed electricity-rate hike as six new members joined eight returning members for the first Memphis City Council meeting of 2020 on Tuesday. According to MLGW President J.T. Young, if...
Emogene Wilson, former women’s editor and society-page writer for the Tri-State Defender, will be interred at Elmwood Cemetery next to her late husband, former Tri-State Defender editor, general manager and civil rights era icon, L. Alex Wilson, on Friday. The...
The passing of Christine Grandberry has evoked an extraordinary outpouring of grief, especially in the Frayser community where she was dub hailed as “Queen,” or the “Mayor of Frayser.” Nothing happened without her blessing — politicians knew it, community leaders...
So many stories remain untold of the gestures of love and acts of sacrifice in the lives of thousands of people Joyce Blackmon touched in her lifetime. Yes, she was lauded as the first African American and the first woman...
Whether the biblical story of Jeremiah’s running search through the streets of Jerusalem is new to you or familiar territory, you likely would have been moved by the energy that the Prayer Breakfast for Memphis keynoter put into the...
By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press The ground and water in some northern Mississippi communities could become polluted if nearby Memphis pulls out of a decadeslong agreement to treat the area's sewage, the suburban water officials say in a federal lawsuit. In...
By A.J. Duggar III, High Ground News Teens and young adults are often in need of work experience, a steady job, or help deciding their next steps towards education and a long-term career path. For those who experience personal or...
By Jeff Hulett, High Ground News Frayser and Whitehaven will be the newest neighborhoods to shop local with MEMShop. Communities Unlimited’s MEMShop program will help Memphis-area entrepreneurs launch six new stores in early 2020. The business owners will receive assistance locating...
As Cameron Brooks neatly wrapped his last Christmas gift, a slight smile formed on his face as he proudly examined his work. He and his high school peers had wrapped hundreds of toys that day to distribute to students...
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