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Brooks standing tall in Juvenile Court Clerk quest

Brooks standing tall in Juvenile Court…

07-10-2014 by Tony Jones - avatar Tony Jones

“It’s time to quit playing games and focus on the issues, fixing what’s wrong with Juvenile Court,” said Michael Todd, an organizer of a group called Men For Henri Brooks.  ...

Is TVA moving from coal to gas?

Is TVA moving from coal to gas?

07-10-2014 by Rita Harris - avatar Rita Harris

TVA is making decisions about the future of the Allen coal-burning power plant right now. This urgent issue requires immediate action in our community. Yes, they provide us elect...

At home on ‘the edge’

At home on ‘the edge’

07-10-2014 by Wiley Henry - avatar Wiley Henry

There wasn’t much that Glynn Johns Reed didn’t do when it came to promoting cultural awareness and providing a template for business owners and entrepreneurs to showcase their pr...

Greater Metro

Brooks standing tall in Juvenile Court Clerk quest

Brooks standing tall in Juvenile Court Clerk quest

“It’s time to quit playing games and focus on the issues, fixing what’s wrong with Juvenile Court,” said Michael Todd, an organizer of a group...

At home on ‘the edge’

At home on ‘the edge’

There wasn’t much that Glynn Johns Reed didn’t do when it came to promoting cultural awareness and providing a template for business owners and entrepreneurs...

Showtime at the Hattiloo begins with ‘Once On This Island’

Showtime at the Hattiloo begins with ‘Once On This Island’

  ‘Once On This Island’ is billed as a “highly original and theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale ‘The Little Mermaid’ and it’s booked as...

Entertainment

Memphis makes room for comedy

Memphis makes room for comedy

If there was ever a void in Memphis when it comes to comedy, it doesn’t exist anymore. No more waiting for the occasional comedy show...

‘Scandal’ and ‘Orange’ is the New Black’ snag Emmy nominations

‘Scandal’ and ‘Orange’ is the New Black’ snag Emmy nominations

Joe Morton, better known as the infamous “Papa Pope” on TV’s hit series “Scandal,” has secured a nomination for this year’s round of Emmy Awards...

 Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

  BIG BUDGET FILMS       “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (PG-13 for intense violence and brief profanity) Eighth installment in the storied sci-fi franchise...

Sports

Concussions a greater problem for African-American youth

Concussions a greater problem for African-American youth

WASHINGTON – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high...

The disappearance of the black coach: African-Americans shut out of college basketball

The disappearance of the black coach: African-Americans shut out of college basketball

  Just a handful of years after the tumultuous, racially charged era of the 1960s, Georgetown coach John Thompson peered over his shoulder during a game...

‘Dude, was that Hank Aaron?’

‘Dude, was that Hank Aaron?’

We haven’t been co-hosting a sports show long enough to take anything for granted or consider as routine the new access we’ve had to visit...

Religion

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...

Line Dance-A-Thon is a bridge builder at Unity Christian Church

Line Dance-A-Thon is a bridge builder at Unity Christian Church

Unity Christian Church in Whitehaven held its inaugural Line Dance-A-Thon last Saturday (June 7th). Led by the Rev. Eric Ovid Donaldson, the church’s pastor, the...

Business

Too many African Americans are ‘credit invisible’

Too many African Americans are ‘credit invisible’

“I am invisible, understand,” Ralph Ellison famously wrote, “simply because people refuse to see me.”   He was speaking of the double consciousness that accompanied the burden...

What are the basic types of life insurance?

What are the basic types of life insurance?

One of the best ways to protect against the financial consequences of a primary wage earner’s premature death is life insurance. However, only about 6...

The business of tipping

The business of tipping

A huge part of a restaurant’s success is the ability to maintain great wait staff.  This becomes a major challenge when customers do not adequately...

News

Is TVA moving from coal to gas?

Is TVA moving from coal to gas?

TVA is making decisions about the future of the Allen coal-burning power plant right now. This urgent issue requires immediate action in our community. Yes...

Locked up, left behind: Juvenile justice system failing Southern youth

Locked up, left behind: Juvenile justice system failing Southern youth

“The most disadvantaged, troubled students in the South and the nation attend schools in the juvenile justice systems,” the 2014 report from the Southern Education...

Marching back to Mississippi

Marching back to Mississippi

Those of us who were in Mississippi to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer know very well none of it could have unfolded in...

Opinion

Yes, immigrant kids are fleeing violence, but so were kids in Chicago last weekend

Yes, immigrant kids are fleeing violence, but so were kids in Chicago…

  Incensed by President Barack Obama’s plan to deport thousands of immigrant children who have arrived in the U.S. illegally in recent months, activists have taken...

It’s time to stop asking whether women can have it all

It’s time to stop asking whether women can have it all

Can women have it all? If you’re a working woman, you’ve read your fair share of inconclusive articles that seek to answer this sphinxlike mystery...

Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

The Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could...

National News

The Links, Incorporated elects its 16th national president

  (BlackNews.com) – The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated have elected Glenda Newell-Harris, M.D., as its 16th national president.    The election of Newell-Harris marks the...

African-American unemployment best in 6 years

WASHINGTON – The African-American unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008.   Last week, the...

All students benefit from minority teachers

Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both whites and blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force...