Friday, July 1, 2022

News

The backdrop in the Democratic Primary for Shelby County District Attorney General includes the argument made by some that a higher level of racial sensitivity would improve the likelihood of substantive change in the office’s effectiveness in response to...
Church members and friends drove by with painted signs and honking horns to wish Mrs. Artressa Malone a happy, 102nd birthday on Palm Sunday (April 17). Malone’s nieces and nephews staged a drive-by birthday party for “Aunt ‘Trit,” who still...
Thanks to our forward-thinking Republican legislators in Tennessee, we now are members of the Permitless Carry Club, where most adults 21 and older can now carry a loaded handgun on their person, openly or concealed, without having to possess...
Cloaking himself as a Democratic reform candidate, attorney Steve Mulroy’s pitch resonated with enough voters to secure the party’s nomination for Shelby County District Attorney General. Mulroy distanced himself from two contenders – lawyers Janika White and Linda Harris –...
On an Election Day that drew sparse voter turnout, incumbent Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris handily defeated his Democratic primary opponent Ken Moody on Tuesday (May 3).  The win sets the table for the Aug. 4 county general election, when...
Somehow the notion of Teacher Appreciation Week seems woefully inadequate for celebrating the work our teachers and educators perform daily. Maybe we should extend the celebration to an entire month!  One could argue that teachers are one of the two most...
An already contentious race sizzled this week as Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich pushed back on scathing criticism for opening her campaign headquarters in Germantown on Monday (May 16). Detractors blasted Weirich as an “out of touch” incumbent at...
The backdrop for the upcoming Access Granted Conference is framed with this question: “Did you know that Memphis is 63 percent Black and yet Black-owned businesses earn less than 1 percent of all business receipts?” Vowing to change that picture,...
Three concepts – healing, strengthening, and transformation – have been woven into a theme for the upcoming Girls N’ Pearls Candid Conversation Summit shaped by UCAN of Memphis and its executive director, Leshundra Robinson. Robinson and the UCAN team are...
Memphis voters in August will get a second chance to extend the number of terms the mayor and City Council members can remain in office.  The council, on third and final reading Tuesday (May 24), approved an ordinance that, if...