"We are not only registering voters, but we are helping people obtain the photo IDs they need to vote. We will go to the polls. We will vote, and we will send our President back to the White House..."
– State Rep. Johnnie Turner, Memphis (D- 85)
Something happened around the nation on Tuesday that touched millions of Americans in neighborhoods and across college campuses. An estimated 1,100 civil rights organizations, churches, African-American fraternities and sororities, civic clubs, elected officials, and private citizens pushed back against what many see as a tide of "voter suppression."
Owen College – though short-lived – has an illustrious history now woven into the fabric of The LeMoyne-Owen College. For those with personal experiences, the memories are rushing forward in anticipation of the 60th anniversary of its founding.
In the 14 years of its operation, approximately 4,000 students attended the institution, which merged in the fall of 1968 to form LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC). It is significant that the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Owen College's founding parallels the 150th anniversary of the founding of LOC.
When a toddler reaches the age of 16 months, his or her parents expect their little bundle of joy to be playful, mobile, energetic and demanding. But no one would expect that precious moment to be over-shadowed by a blinding disease that would become problematic over time.
Such was the case when Alicia Hall discovered that her son Gino LaVon Hall Jr.'s left eye had begun shifting asymmetrically in relation to his right eye. So she took him immediately to see an ophthalmologist at Southern College of Optometry.
"Excited" is the word Geeter Middle School students repeat when describing their thoughts about landing the nation's first Samsung "Smart School Solution," an advanced teaching technology that changes the way students learn.
The technology brings a modern, efficient way to engage students that could revolutionize classroom learning forever.
Virginia Walden Ford knows a thing or two about school choice. A native of Little Rock, she was one of 130 African-American students handpicked to desegregate the city's high schools in the 1960's.
Last week (Sept. 20), Ford was in Memphis and center stage as the speaker at a luncheon fashioned for a discussion on opportunity scholarships and school choice.
Audria "Nubia" Arnold, CEO of Nubia Creative Images, is using her creative eye and cutting edge artistry to promote breast cancer awareness.
NCI will present its first 100 Smiles Go Pink Breast Awareness Campaign for Breast Cancer on Oct. 5-6 at Nubia Creative Images, 4466 Elvis Presley Blvd, Ste 210.