Monday, July 4, 2022

News

by Jeff Diamant and Besheer Mohamed -- Worship habits among Black Christians in the South, where African-American churches date back to the 1770s, have long differed from practices of Black Americans in other parts of the United States. Contrasting styles of worship...
Union Valley Baptist Church, long the pastoral home of the late Rev. Herbert O. Kneeland, will be the venue for two upcoming celebrations of his life. Rev. Kneeland died at his home on Sunday (Nov. 28) after an extended illness. He...
by Curtis Weathers -- The newswire has been bursting at the seams lately with articles about critical race theory (CRT). It seems as though there’s a new story or twist to this issue every week, and there’s always a new dimension...
by Stacy M. Brown -- Following a recent poll that showed support for the Black Lives Matter Movement waning, conversations have commenced over the continued relevancy of the campaign. Researchers conducted by the national polling site, Civiqs revealed that 44 percent of Americans...
by Vanecia Belser Kimbrow, Esq. -- I Love South Memphis and I always will. Since moving to Memphis in the fall of 1991, South Memphis has held a special place in my heart because it reminds me of my Montgomery, Alabama...
The Memphis spokesman for striking Kellogg Company employees said the latest settlement offer from the company was rejected unanimously because it was “just not enough.” Votes were cast last Sunday (Dec. 5) by the 1,400 Kellogg Company employees at Kellogg’s...
by James Coleman -- A proposed street name change turned into a debate about a man’s legacy as the Memphis City Council mulled and ultimately unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday (Dec. 7) to honor slain rapper Young Dolph with an...
Twelve-year-old Lyric Osei (pronounced “oh-say”) recentlyhad the “Gift of the Blessing” bestowed upon her at Anointed Temple of Praise in the Hickory Hill community.  The bestowal came during an elaborate ceremony (Dec. 4) orchestrated by her mother, Regina Osei. “More than...
The Tennessee Department of Education, Achievement School District (ASD) and Shelby County Schools (SCS) on Monday (Dec. 13) announced that four Memphis area schools – Frayser Achievement Elementary School, Corning Achievement Elementary School, Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary School and...
by Terence Patterson -- Growing up, I, like most children, spent each holiday season anticipating the arrival of a bearded, big-bellied white man who would slide my favorite Christmas gifts down the chimney that we didn't even have. My biggest...