Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Temporary staffing agencies now are encouraged to operate at a higher standard regarding pay, working conditions and benefits for the workers they place in Memphis businesses. That standard is engraved in the recently announced Greater Memphis Chamber’s Gold Standard Certification,...
Let’s see, where do I start?  Last week, we finally got a chance to see the academic progress our children made last school year as measured by our district’s TCAP results. While we are indeed trending up as a school system,...
Chasity Monroe, the owner of Pink Noire Beauty Supply and Cosmetics, was a picture of excitement during her store’s recent grand re-opening. Pink Noire, located at 152 N. Avalon, opened in April. The re-opening (June 30) was made grand with...
by Adrian Sainz -- Already serving life in prison after his first-degree murder conviction in the slaying of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, Billy Ray Turner was sentenced Friday on lesser charges of conspiracy and attempted murder in the 12-year-old...
In 2018, there were over 50,000 voters registered in School Board District 6, which takes in ZIP Codes 38109 and 38116. But less than 14,000 people actually voted. “That’s less than 30 percent of registered voters,” point out the Rev....
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Derek Chauvin to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights, telling the former Minneapolis police officer that what he did was “simply wrong” and “offensive.” U.S. District...
Will Richardson and his supporters believe the District 86 Tennessee House of Representatives seat needs a vibrant infusion of new ideas. Backers of incumbent Rep. Barbara Cooper maintain that House relationships built by Cooper across the aisle are invaluable...
Taking his text from the “Book of Elections,” Shelby County Election Commissioner Bennie Smith told those attending a recent district attorney candidate forum at Saint Andrew A.M.E. Church that passion was no substitute for preparation when it gets down...
A few weeks ago, the Memphis Shelby County Schools announced it was replacing 40 of the school system’s elementary, middle, and high school principals. I was shocked when I first heard the news. This is unprecedented, and being a former principal,...
Black workers are underrepresented in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); but the Greater Memphis Chamber is working to change this by preparing local teachers with the tools needed to get more students involved in STEM. By...