Monday, October 25, 2021

News

by James Coleman -- Memphis City Council members kept their powder dry Tuesday (Aug. 17) on creating a charter commission that would examine creating a metro government through the consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County governments. Instead, members of the council’s...
by Curtis Weathers -- As we welcomed back our students, educators and their support teams last week, district TCAP test scores arrived on the public’s doorsteps as well. As predicted, the results were, again, sobering. But before we dive into the numbers,...
by Michael Harriot -- Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released its first trove of demographic data from the 2020 census, leading many to divest in cryptocurrency and put all of their money in the rapidly emerging washcloth market.   But...
President Vernon Horner of the Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association will have led his group of spiritual leaders for two years in January 2022.  Unlike former administrations, a global pandemic challenged the scope of his ability to lead. “During the worst days...
Pastor Carl Shelton Greer Sr. was eulogized by loved ones and fellow ministers who knew him best on Sunday (Aug. 8) at The Dwelling Place Christian Church. He was 70. “It was a wonderful celebration of life,” said Pastor Carl...
A pastor for 20 years, the Rev. Norman Redwing now is two years into a move away from the more traditional practice of Christianity through The Afrikan Village in Memphis. “We visited The Afrikan Village in St. Louis in 2019,”...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has chosen DeAndre Brown, executive director of the nonprofit organization LifeLine to Success, as the acting executive director of the Shelby County Office of Reentry. Brown, who spent nearly two years in prison, founded the...
by Rebecca Matlock Hutchinson -- When I think of South Memphis, I think of the community that has nurtured me throughout my life.  I lived with my parents and brother at 644 D Mississippi Blvd. in Foote Homes and have fond...
There is ample evidence that Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer has sought to be a “servant leader” with impact for what she calls “marginalized communities.” The desire to do even more of that, she said, prompted a decision not...
by James Coleman -- After gauging reaction to a plan to relocate coal ash from the shuttered Allen Fossil Plant to a landfill east of Memphis International Airport, the TVA has decided to keep its options open. “This partnership put in...