Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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“We don’t help you FIND a job; we help you MAKE one.” That’s the tagline for the Entrepreneur Training Institute (ETI), which held its first graduation ceremony – a hybrid event with some attending virtually – last Saturday (Nov. 13). Founded...
by James Coleman -- Memphis City Council members last week strengthened their hand against future pipeline developments after unanimously passing a long-awaited rights-of-way ordinance that gives the body final say on future underground infrastructure projects.  “The right-of-way ordinance regulates every street...
by Vincent L. Hall -- Most times, I indulge in a process I call a “parallel didactic.” My parallel didactics attempt to tell two stories at the same time and do both of them justice. The truth is, I got...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’ office recently honored four individuals for their efforts to bring more fairness to the criminal justice system during the second annual Southern Justice Summit Awards ceremony.  The virtual event (Nov. 19) was streamed live on...
by Russ Bynum -- BRUNSWICK, Ga. — All three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice. The convictions for...
Hattiloo Theatre is the recipient of the 2021 Bank of America Neighborhood Champion award. Bank of America recognized Hattiloo as a high-performing nonprofit that is contributing to our community’s growth and vitality. As part of the award, Hattiloo will join a...
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Ahmaud Arbery’s mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day. But there will still be an empty chair at the family’s celebrations. It is a reminder that while she feels justice...
by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. -- African Americans and other communities of color across the United States of America will spend the traditional Thanksgiving holidays this year with multiple perspectives ranging from gratefulness of having life itself to increasing...
Never again will the St. James Baptist Church congregation delight at the presence of Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., the Memphis rapper the world knew as “Young Dolph.” Memphis and beyond is mourning the loss of 36-year-old Thornton. He was gunned...
With concern mounting about crime and gun violence, Memphis City Councilman J B Smiley Jr. organized a city-wide prayer service held at New Salem M.B.C. on Tuesday. The Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher offered this prayer: "Holy God, creator, and...