Thursday, December 2, 2021

News

Tri-State Bank of Memphis will complete its merger with Liberty Bank and Trust Co., the largest African-American owned financial institution in the nation, on Friday (Oct. 8). Executives of both institutions announced the completion on Tuesday (Oct. 5). Under the merger,...
For the second time in seven years, workers at the Memphis Kellogg plant are on the picket line, striking over cuts in wage and benefits. “We are back here because what the company is proposing now is to cut peoples’...
by James Coleman --  Prepared for another round of discussion about how to divvy up some $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds, the Memphis City Council’s Budget Committee has proposed the creation of a set of “guiding principles”...
The Shelby County Commission is launching a new website to share with Shelby County residents proposed redistricting maps for consideration. The website – www.myshelbytndistricts.com – is available now for residents to review and comment on the maps and participate in...
When Memphis City Councilman JB Smiley Jr. sees a problem, he’s often prompted to solve it.   It’s the reason the Memphis native said he’s now running for governor of Tennessee, and it’s in part the motivation behind his political career. At...
WASHIINGTON — Colin L. Powell, the barrier-breaking soldier and diplomat who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell spent 35 years in the Army and...
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 James Coleman -- After weeks of haggling, Memphis City Council members have agreed to a $20 million set of spending priorities for American Rescue Plan funds, but only after settling on guidelines behind closed doors. “We took names off of...
The Christian church, despite the separation of denominational lines, shares an essential, common reality:  Local congregations are comprised of fallible and imperfect people who may have very different ideas about how things should be run. Differences of opinion may become...
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...