- Category: News
22 Mar 2012
- Written by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell
“…Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated in his 1963 Letter From A Birmingham Jail: ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ Almost 50 years later, we are still rallying for justice…Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Miami native killed three weeks ago, has become the face of that struggle today…”
There they were – assembled members of the Memphis Branch NAACP board – lined up at the chapter’s headquarters on Vance Avenue Tuesday (March 20) to issue a statement explaining the need for a lawsuit.
This year’s Black Press Week held in Washington, D.C. culminated with the an award ceremony honoring Ben Jealous and Marian Wright Eldelmen.
Tuesday (March 20) was the vernal equinox – otherwise known as the official end of winter and the start of spring. But even if you didn’t look at your calendar, chances are your nose already figured it out.
State Democratic Party leaders bent on reversing Tennessee’s three and one half month old Voter Photo ID law see more than a glimmer of hope for its repeal but say the public needs to get involved to reel in success.
Chattanooga has many attractions for visitors – The Chattanooga Choo Choo, Tennessee Aquarium, Rock City, Ruby Falls, and Incline Railway, a thriving arts community and a newly developed North Shore District.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services has awarded Girls Incorporated of Memphis with a grant worth up to $80,000.