Saturday, July 2, 2022

News

by James Coleman -- District lines are set for the next decade after Shelby County Commissioners approved new commission district boundaries on an 8-5 vote during a special-called commission meeting Monday (Nov. 8).  While the approved final district maps did not...
For Tremetrius Barnes, National Donor Sabbath is a very special time of the year.  “Everyone, no matter what your religion, is asked to be an organ donor,” said Barnes, recipient of a kidney transplant 22 years ago. “People get a...
The Centennial Founders Day celebration at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church was a day of both solemn remembrance and looking forward to future vision.  The Sunday service (Nov. 7) featured a virtually orchestrated series of videos recorded of former events and...
In honor of Veterans Day, a group of Democratic lawmakers is reviving an effort to pay the families of Black service members who fought on behalf of the nation during World War II for benefits they were denied or...
No matter your line of work, you’re likely to take a “lick” on some days. At the end of such a day, you boil it down to lessons learned and – as soon as possible – pick back up...
by Curtis Weathers -- Our governor Bill Lee and state legislators are starting to tinker again with Tennessee’s school funding formula.  So, what are they up to? Why now? What is going on?  Those are all excellent questions. And for now, we...
NEW YORK – Two of the three men convicted in the assassination of Malcolm X are set to be cleared Thursday after insisting on their innocence since the 1965 killing of one of the United States’ most formidable fighters...
Hundreds turned out – in person – Wednesday (Nov. 17) for the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum’s 2021 presentation of the Robert R. Church Sr. Achievement Awards Luncheon. Last year’s event was a scaled-down version of the luncheon because of...
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after testifying he acted in self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S. Rittenhouse, 18, began to choke...
by Kelvin Cowans -- I pulled up to Makeda’s Homemade "Butter Cookies" – a Memphis favorite for all of its delicious choices of sweets – and made my way to a spot within about 25 feet of where the body...