Greater Metro

Erma Simpson, founder of The Hagar Center, spoke to the importance of investing in youth at the Frayser Exchange Club meeting. (Photo: George Tillman Jr.)

‘God hears the cries of children’

When Erma Simpson wanted to launch a center to support and teach teen mothers, she ...

Entertainment

British actor Malachi Kirby stars as Kunta Kinte in "Roots," which debuts on May 30. (Courtesy: History Channel).

ROOTS: History Channel updates saga for new ...

“For what?” That’s generally the initial response when people learned The History Channel had greenlit ...

News

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Beverlee Burton of Cleveland (left, foreground) cries as she and Capt. Adhana McCarthy watch Barack Obama be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2009, in the dining hall of Forward Operating Base Kalsu, south of Baghdad. (CHRIS HONDROS/GETTY IMAGES via The Root)

Sister, Soldier, Voter

America should rethink the “American soldier” mythology during this year’s presidential election. The conventional wisdom, ...

Sports

Mamie Rallins.

Olympic hurdler Mamie Rallins remembered for her ...

NASHVILLE – Legendary TSU track and field coach Ed Temple and others say the tenacity ...

business

Charles Sims Jr., CMFC, LUTCF

MONEY MATTERS

Budgeting is one of the first great lessons of personal finance, yet relatively few people ...

Commentary

Creative Life Preparatory School held its 2016 Graduation & Promotion Ceremony at the school at 1222 Riverside Blvd. last Thursday (May 19). (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

Pack a lunch: A message to graduates

This is graduation season. From kindergarten through college, there are celebrations going on of advancing ...

Regional

Court: State must provide TennCare applicants fair ...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Medicaid program has to provide applicants with a fair hearing ...

Opinion

Jeffrey L. Boney

We need a damn fire drill!

You know, it’s hard to take constructive criticism from somebody who has never actually constructed ...

Commentary

Creative Life Preparatory School held its 2016 Graduation & Promotion Ceremony at the school at 1222 Riverside Blvd. last Thursday (May 19). (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

Pack a lunch: A message to graduates

This is graduation season. From kindergarten through college, there are celebrations going on of advancing ...

Writers

Karanja A. Ajanaku

A veteran journalist with 35-plus years of experience, Karanja A. ...

Kelvin Dewayne Cowans

Kelvin Dewayne Cowans better known as "Six~Four" is the Owner ...

Tyrone P. Easley

For more than 30 years, Tyrone Easley has been a ...

Brittney Gathen

Brittney Gathen is a sophomore journalism student at the University ...

Wiley Henry

Wiley Henry is an award-winning journalist and deputy editor of ...

Brennan Hill

Digital Content Manager

Brennan Hill is a specialist in graphics and design. He ...

Nina A. Johnson

Nina A. Johnson brings a multitude of knowledge to the ...

Tony Jones

Tony Jones, a graduate of Southside High School (1976), is ...

Myron Mays

A native of Memphis, Myron Mays began his broadcast career ...

Carlee McCullough

Carlee McCullough, Esq. of McCullough Law served for over a ...

Dr. Sybil Mitchell

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell has been a freelance feature writer ...

Warren Roseborough

Warren A. Roseborough, a photojournalist and an army veteran has ...