Thursday, May 26, 2022

News

by Curtis Weathers -- Recently, I was doing my usual early morning scan of all of the news articles from over the weekend when I came across this story about Blacks and male teachers and how they, for the last...
“A Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls” is projected to usher thousands to the nation’s capital this June. Religious leaders, social activists and 200-plus partner organizations have launched coordinating committees...
by Stacy M. Brown -- Vice President Kamala Harris provided a message of hope while striking an encouraging tone during an exclusive interview with the Black Press of America. Harris, who cut her teeth as a California prosecutor, state attorney general,...
by James Coleman -- As Memphis continues to grapple with an epidemic of street racing, Memphis City Council members learned during the Tuesday, (Jan. 18) Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee meeting that most charges eventually are dismissed.  One of the...
Bishop Linwood Dillard Jr., at 43, is poised to celebrate 21 years in ministry on Feb. 27. Dillard and the Citadel of Deliverance Church of God in Christ at 4350 Hacks Cross Rd., southwest of Bill Morris Parkway, affectionately called...
by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. -- The nation is mourning the passing of Cheryl Hickmon, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, the nation’s largest African-American sorority. Hickmon was elected president of the organization dedicated to sisterhood, scholarship and...
by Curtis Weathers -- I have been avoiding the topic of vouchers for quite some time. For me, it is one of the most boring educational topics of all time. Yet there seems to be a lot of behind-the-scenes tinkering...
by Carlissa Shaw, Esq. -- President Biden nominated a Memphis native, lawyer Andre B. Mathis, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit  to replace Judge Bernice Donald, who took senior status last year. Judge Donald, when appointed...
by James Coleman -- After years of safety issues and lobbying for improvements, commuters and pedestrians can look forward to a safer passage along East Holmes Road after the Shelby County Commission on Monday (Jan. 24) approved adding sidewalks to...
by James Coleman -- Shelby County commissioners on Monday (Jan. 24) voted 7-4 in favor of lobbying for a return of federal oversight of Juvenile Court, which was halted during the Trump administration.  The action follows a resolution adopted in September...