Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael is facing three challengers in his bid for re-election, including Tarik B. Sugarmon, who Michael defeated by garnering 54 percent of the vote to Sugarmon’s 46 percent in 2014. Besides Sugarmon, who is a City...
More than 1,000 predominantly Black judges and lawyers from across the nation gathered in Memphis this week (Sunday, July 24 through Friday, July 29) for the 97th Convention of the National Bar Association (NBA). The Ben F. Jones Chapter of...
by Jay Reeves -- MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Millions of letters and packages sent to U.S. troops had accumulated in warehouses in Europe by the time Allied troops were pushing toward the heart of Hitler’s Germany near the end of World...
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare President and CEO Michael Ugwueke has been named one of the “2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America” by Savoy magazine. Savoy’s ranking of their Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America is widely considered...
With nearly 8,000 votes cast in the first two days of early voting, will Shelby County witness one of the larger mid-term turnouts in recent history? “The turnout has really been encouraging,” said Sidney Adkins, who was handing out voting...
Democratic State Rep. Torrey Harris of Memphis faces charges of misdemeanor assault and felony theft following his arrest on Sunday. He is accused of assaulting an ex-boyfriend. Harris was elected to Tennessee’s House of Representatives in 2020, where he was...
A coalition of women’s groups will hold a news conference and a nonpartisan “Women Vote Early” rally Saturday (July 23) to encourage women to vote in the Aug. 4 elections. Women Vote Early is led by the National Coalition of...
To curb retaliation shootings, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is poised to expand the city’s violence intervention program set in place more than a decade ago.  Strickland recently spoke about the program’s success as part of a July 13 “workforce summit”...
The National Bar Association (NBA) – the world’s largest and oldest organization of predominantly African-American judges and attorneys – next week will be centered in Memphis for its 97th Annual Convention. Beginning Sunday (July 24) through July 29, the five-day...
Loved ones and friends will join the Golden Leaf Church family this month for a huge birthday bash for Mother Verneda Elizabeth Breathett, who turns 100. On July 29, a catered banquet will honor the church’s oldest and “most famous”...