Friday, November 26, 2021

News

Memphis police would be handcuffed if the city had a law like the one that took effect in Philadelphia with the mayor's signature on Tuesday, said Mike Williams, former president of the Memphis Police Association. Williams was asked about Philadelphia's move...
by Kelsey Jirikils -- Do you know for sure that both your taillights work? That your windows are tinted an acceptable shade? That you signal every time you make a lane change? The reality is that, when you’re driving, you’re...
by DeNeen L. Brown -- For decades, hundreds of white-owned newspapers across the country incited the racist terror lynchings and massacres of thousands of Black Americans. In their headlines, these newspapers often promoted the brutality of white lynch mobs and...
All three approved COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – are now safe for booster shots, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So, on Oct. 21, I took the Johnson...
The Christian church, despite the separation of denominational lines, shares an essential, common reality:  Local congregations are comprised of fallible and imperfect people who may have very different ideas about how things should be run. Differences of opinion may become...
by James Coleman -- After weeks of haggling, Memphis City Council members have agreed to a $20 million set of spending priorities for American Rescue Plan funds, but only after settling on guidelines behind closed doors. “We took names off of...
by Curtis Weathers -- We forget sometimes how important dads are in the education of our children. The role of fathers in today's society, when it comes to the development of our kids, is crucial.   I must admit, however, there are days...
WASHIINGTON — Colin L. Powell, the barrier-breaking soldier and diplomat who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell spent 35 years in the Army and...
When Memphis City Councilman JB Smiley Jr. sees a problem, he’s often prompted to solve it.   It’s the reason the Memphis native said he’s now running for governor of Tennessee, and it’s in part the motivation behind his political career. At...
The Shelby County Commission is launching a new website to share with Shelby County residents proposed redistricting maps for consideration. The website – www.myshelbytndistricts.com – is available now for residents to review and comment on the maps and participate in...