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Unwavering, Richmond still pushing for change

Unwavering, Richmond still pushing for…

07-24-2014 by Wiley Henry - avatar Wiley Henry

The testimonials on Dr. Isaac Richmond’s campaign website painting him as the “most qualified” candidate to represent the 9th Congressional District are indicative of his influen...

 Dems embrace early-voting math

Dems embrace early-voting math

07-24-2014 by Tony Jones - avatar Tony Jones

Early voting patterns reported by the Shelby County Election Commission were showing a slim lead for Democratic voters, with the commission reporting a total of 14,879 votes cast...

Koch panel advocates for vouchers, elimination of Common Core

Koch panel advocates for vouchers, eli…

07-24-2014 by Grace Tatter-Chalkbeat Tennessee - avatar Grace Tatter-Chalkbeat Tennessee

A group of conservative scholars and a charter school principal pushed for vouchers and urged Tennesseans to be wary of the Common Core standards during a forum Tuesday.   ...

Greater Metro

Koch panel advocates for vouchers, elimination of Common Core

Koch panel advocates for vouchers, elimination of Common Core

A group of conservative scholars and a charter school principal pushed for vouchers and urged Tennesseans to be wary of the Common Core standards during...

Tenn. gets high marks in child welfare report

Tenn. gets high marks in child welfare report

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam lauded the state on Tuesday for improvements made in the well-being of children, saying gains particularly in the area...

‘Power grab’ in campaign against three Tennessee judges could have national implications

‘Power grab’ in campaign against three Tennessee judges could have national implications

An attempt to unseat three judges in an upcoming Nashville election is nothing less than a “raw power grab” by right wing special interests using...

Entertainment

Lauryn Hill & The Misunderstanding of Memphis Fans

Lauryn Hill & The Misunderstanding of Memphis Fans

Hundreds of Memphis-area residents were incredibly eager and excited about attending the sold-out concert of living legend Lauryn Hill last Saturday (July 18th) at Minglewood...

‘Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival’

‘Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival’

“In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, 300 officers of the newly-created, elite paramilitary unit known as SWAT initiated a violent battle with...

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson!

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson!

In a world where talent takes you far, Keith Robinson is ahead of the game.   He’s a true triple threat – having already mastered acting and...

Sports

Building a legacy of Lawsons

Building a legacy of Lawsons

No stranger to many sports-minded Memphians, Keelon Lawson’s headline count has ratcheted up in recent weeks.   The former boys’ basketball head coach at Hamilton High School...

LA Clippers CEO: If Donald Sterling stays, Doc Rivers quits

LA Clippers CEO: If Donald Sterling stays, Doc Rivers quits

Donald Sterling is toxic, or at least that is the sentiment from current Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers and interim CEO of the organization...

What is one to make of Grizzlies’ off-season moves?

What is one to make of Grizzlies’ off-season moves?

Just two years ago, the Memphis Grizzlies were referred to as a young and emerging team. Now they are a more established ball club in...

Religion

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor

Greater Middle Baptist Church, pastored by the late Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks for 52 years, will install the Rev. William McKinley Jackson as pastor on...

Fullview Missionary Baptist church is on fire!

Fullview Missionary Baptist church is on fire!

Fullview Missionary Baptist Church can now say goodbye to its $2.5 million mortgage, and it will be doing just that with the help of a...

Eugene Waller Scholarship Prayer Breakfast extols the virtues of faith

Eugene Waller Scholarship Prayer Breakfast extols the virtues of faith

“Championing the Future Through Faith” was the theme for the Eugene Waller Scholarship Prayer Breakfast, which was held at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis last...

Business

Naturals in the City Hair & Wellness Expo – Year III

Naturals in the City Hair & Wellness Expo – Year III

  There is an empowering ring to the thought that natural beauty has an inside presence just waiting for the embrace of women, men and children...

What are SEP IRAs?

What are SEP IRAs?

A simplified employee pension plan (SEP) is a deferred-compensation arrangement that is similar to a profit-sharing plan. It can be set up by employers and...

‘The State of Black Euphoria’

‘The State of Black Euphoria’

How amazing it is that black people in this nation, collectively, are the worst off but yet the most comical, entertaining, ostentatious, and self-defeating of...

News

Unwavering, Richmond still pushing for change

Unwavering, Richmond still pushing for change

The testimonials on Dr. Isaac Richmond’s campaign website painting him as the “most qualified” candidate to represent the 9th Congressional District are indicative of his...

 Dems embrace early-voting math

Dems embrace early-voting math

Early voting patterns reported by the Shelby County Election Commission were showing a slim lead for Democratic voters, with the commission reporting a total of...

Wayne A.I. Frederick appointed Howard U. president

Wayne A.I. Frederick appointed Howard U. president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne A.I. Frederick has been appointed as the 17th president of Howard University.   Frederick is a Howard-trained surgeon who had been serving as...

Opinion

Yes, we camp, and if you don’t, here’s what you’re missing

Yes, we camp, and if you don’t, here’s what you’re missing

When I was growing up in New Jersey, my siblings and I typically spent our summers crammed in the back of my grandmother’s station wagon...

Charity begins at home

Charity begins at home

Americans have lost their minds. Forgive me for not expending any of my emotional energy or shedding any tears for those illegals coming into America...

‘Straight Outta Compton’ casting call is a straight up mess

‘Straight Outta Compton’ casting call is a straight up mess

Production has begun on Straight Outta Compton, the biopic about N.W.A. and Universal Studios is looking to cast more people for it.   They’re apparently working with...

National News

Poor teens’ health may benefit from top schools

CHICAGO — Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests.   Risky...

African-American leaders worry about low turnout in November

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could...

Chokehold death continues to reverberate

NEW YORK – The Rev. Al Sharpton was in the middle of his speech recounting how Eric Garner, 43, had been killed in a chokehold...