Wednesday, May 18, 2022

News

First, I am not one to be overly critical of our school system. I try to reflect on most things from a positive perspective. I have watched all of the last three of Supt. Dr. Joris M. Ray’s State...
A whopping 28 African-American-owned eateries are gearing up to share their culinary delights with customers during Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) 2022, which is set to from March 6 through March 12. Heightened anticipation looms in association with the return...
by Curtis Weathers -- As a former school administrator, I remember quite well the stress and anxiety I experienced when teachers had to go out on extended leave. Sometimes we were fortunate to have a few quality substitute teachers waiting...
Two years into their City Tasting Box venture, friends and business partners Cristina McCarter and Lisa Brown are rolling out a new lineup of all-Black food artisans for 2022. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced travel and restaurant industries to redefine...
Is it just me or did anyone else’s parents want them to pursue a traditional career? You know the ones: doctor, lawyer, nurse, secretary.… It seems those were the most sought-after occupations, given the favorable salaries and access to...
by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. -- Even before Coach Brian Flores filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Football League claiming the league discriminated against Black coaches in their hiring practices, it was pretty clear that professional football has...
by Adrian Sainz -- Ford Motor Co. and a South Korean company would have to create more than 5,000 full-time jobs at a planned electric pickup truck factory and battery manufacturing plant in Tennessee or pay back at least part...
by James Coleman -- The Memphis City Council’s Memphis Light, Gas & Water (MLGW) Committee met Tuesday with members of the area provider’s leadership, who delivered a post-mortem of the utility’s response to the recent ice. Stretching from Texas to Maine,...
by James Coleman -- On Tuesday, the Memphis City Council passed a resolution formally objecting to a Tennessee bill proposing a law that would allow Memphis police officers and firefighters to live outside of Shelby County.  HB 105 has the support...
One hundred women of color gathered recently – some in-person, some virtually – at the Women’s Business Center (WBC) South in Crosstown Concourse to lunch and learn about branding. The event (on Feb. 10) was offered by sister programs, Enterprising...