Actress and director Jasmine Guy will tell you that she has come to understand her "power' and that each of must do the same thing.
Guy – 52 and still a striking beauty – shared the spotlight Thursday morning with five extraordinary women at the 2014 Annual Tribute Luncheon sponsored by the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM).
Guy's inspiring keynote, "Passion, Power, and Purpose," was an address worthy of a successful Hollywood actress and theater director, capping off a distinguished tribute to the WFGM's Legends Award honorees: Nancy Bogatin, Dr. Erma Clanton, Frances Dancy Hooks, Mary Shainberg, and Modeane Thompson.
Lanier Middle School is closing due to low enrollment in June.
Upon hearing about the final decision to close what was known as Lanier Jr. High School in the 1980's, alumni Keithon Robinson ('85), Greg Price ('86), Pamela Campbell-Lott ('85), Nate Turner ('83) and Jocelin Keglar ('84) organized a Farewell to the Lion's Den Party and Group Picture Day to reunite all alumni.
As the word spread through Facebook, middle school friends were excited about seeing some of the people with whom they had shared an important transition.
Health in the Hood Wellness Festival | 9am-3pm | LeMoyne-Owen College
Women On The Move: A Clean and Green Memphis | 11:30am-1:00pm | Crescent Club
Clean Memphis' 'Trash Flash Mob! Downtown' | 11:00am-Noon | Court Square Park
"Art Lounge" | 6:00pm | On the Dock at South Main Artspace Lofts
Shark Tank Watch Party with Mo's Bows | 7:00pm | A. Schwab General Store
* New Ballet Ensemble's 'Coppelia Remix' | 7pm | The Salvation Army Kroc Center
* On Location: Memphis' International Film & Music Festival | All Day | Malco Studio on the Square
Registered voters interested in casting their ballots as soon as possible for the May 6th primary elections can call 901-401-0599 to get a free ride to the Shelby County Election Commission's downtown office at 157 Poplar, the only site for early voting until satellite locations become available citywide on April 25th.
Sponsored by the Diedre Malone for Shelby County Mayor campaign, the shuttle van was announced at a press conference held Monday by retiring County Commissioner Henri Brooks, who blasted the Shelby County Election Commission's setup for early voting.
Supported by Malone in her complaint, Brooks, who is running against Ken Moody to become the Democratic Party nominee for Shelby County Juvenile Court Clerk, told The New Tri State Defender following the press conference that, "This a clear cut, manipulative game of voter suppression. They couldn't have chosen a worse location."
Hundreds of county officials from all over the country are gathering this week in Shelby County for the 30th Annual Economic Development Conference of the National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO).
And from all indications, said the host commissioner, all eyes are on Memphis.
"I am so very proud to have our city on display," said Shelby County Commissioner Justin Ford. "Memphis is not a dangerous place. Memphis is a beautiful city with gracious, hospitable people. That was my central message when I made the case to have the convention come here."
Wednesday kicked off scheduled activities with a guided bus tour of Shelby County.
"Some of the members were on their way to see Slavehaven," said Ford. "They had already been treated to some of our other sights, and so many expressed amazement at all our city has to offer."
Three months after installing new electronic parking meters and expanding parking opportunities downtown and in the medical district, city officials are putting in place a new process for enforcing regulations, and issuing tickets for violations that carry fines averaging about $21.
The cost for illegal parking can rise to as much as $246 for violators who don't pay timely.
All fines are due within 15 days of the date the parking ticket is issued. If violators do nothing, a judgment will be issued which is enforceable for up to 10 years.
Joshua Hawkins, an outstanding student and athlete at Memphis University School, looks forward to a promising future.
The 18-year-old high school senior has been accepted at four elite Ivy League Colleges – Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Brown. If he doesn't choose from that quartet, Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan also want him.
Representing the fourth generation of the Church of God in Christ, Hawkins is the son of Temple of Deliverance COGIC Pastor Milton R. Hawkins and first lady Catherine C. Hawkins.