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by Aaron Morrison --  Sen. Cory Booker cut through a tense third day of hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Wednesday with a speech on racial progress that drew tears from the nominee and...
by Jeffrey T. Higgs -- As crime and the perception of crime explodes around our city, I am drawn to facts and theories I have developed over the years regarding crime, its causes and how best to reduce it. Contrary to...
African Americans have long been known for influencing fashion through our culture and creativity. Some of the first notable African-American female fashion designers left their indelible mark on the industry through iconic works.  Zelda Wynn Valdes was the first to...
Ashley Tucker jumped started her virtual online hairstyle training class on Feb. 26 with these exhortative questions: “Is everybody ready? Excited?”  The four-hour class educated her audience about locs, a type of dreadlock, and braiding techniques, and how to care...
It is impossible these days to turn on your television and not see or hear about people being assaulted, robbed or, worse, murdered in our community. Crime is clearly on the rise in Memphis and other urban communities throughout our...
A voters’ rights coalition promised a legal showdown in court if all early voting sites are not open on day one for the May 3 election. That scenario surfaced after the Shelby County Election Commission’s decision to limit early voting...
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If you’re like me, you remember your grandmother hand-churning ice cream on the back porch in the summer. There was nothing better than that sweet, cold treat on a hot Memphis summer day. Black women are known for making...
https://youtu.be/hviGjFeQFkc “What do we want?” was the call and “Union” was the response as the Rev. Dr. William Barber II led a march along Poplar Avenue in support of Starbucks employees moving to organize. Barber, president and senior lecturer at Repairers...
U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo Tuesday (March 8) praised the “creative and innovative” spirit of African-American female entrepreneurs during a luncheon in Memphis on International Women’s History Day. Engaging with African-American women business owner, Adeyemo lauded...