Wednesday, May 18, 2022

News

by Curtis Weathers -- Well, this past week, I went searching high and low for some good news that might perk us up at the end of what has undoubtedly been one of the most memorable years in our lifetime. I...
by Regina Morrison Newman -- Tis the season of gifting, giving and grifting. While most of us are caught up in the holiday spirit on the first two, scammers and thieves are busy figuring out how they can take advantage...
by James Coleman -- The debate over easing residency requirements for city police officers and firefighters remains at a standstill until the new year after a proposed ordinance to let voters decide the issue in a referendum next year was...
Striking Kellogg employees received an early Christmas present in the form of a new labor agreement announced Tuesday (Dec. 21) with the giant cereal maker. “Considering we rejected a contract two weeks ago under threat of being permanently replaced, this...
by Carlissa Shaw, Esq. -- On Nov. 28, 2014, the news of the slaying of Jarmelle “Jo Jo” Jones during what seemed to be a home invasion rocked an entire community of young Memphians. As one commentator said at the time,...
by James Coleman -- Shelby County’s mayor, sheriff and county commissioners will receive pay hikes next year after the County Commission approved the increases in separate votes Monday (Dec. 20).  Beginning when the elected officials start their terms on Sept. 1: ■...
Five decades after it was initiated at Summerfield Baptist Church, the Meditation Hour still is a place for Christians to gather for teaching and fellowship. “I have been in ministry for 47 years,” said Dr. Lee Otis Adams, coordinator of...
by Curtis Weathers -- Looking through my education lens, three topics with historic implications captured my attention more so than any others – the pandemic and the rise of virtual learning, critical race theory and the violence and senseless killing...
by Candace A. Gray -- ’Twas the day before Christmas. While some families were making their final preparations for the holidays, wrapping presents and starting to cook lavish holiday meals, other families were trying to get tested for COVID-19. My...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee has received its first shipments of oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19, the Tennessee Department of Health said on Thursday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for two oral COVID-19 treatments: Paxlovid by...