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Here comes the DOJ to help Memphis fight violent crime

Justice Department targets assistance for Memphis, Jackson, Tenn. and 10 other cities.

Justice Department targets assistance for Memphis, Jackson, Tenn. and 10 other cities.

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FedEx tops 4Q forecasts with boost from online shoppers

FedEx Corp.'s latest quarterly profit beat Wall Street expectations thanks to higher rates and an increase in deliveries, as the company continues to benefit from the growth in online shopping.

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Nooses on the National Mall stoke memories of “America’s dark history”

U.S. Park Police confirmed that another noose was found on the National Mall, last week, according to ABC News.

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Eric Holder may run for the White House in 2020

Holder was a laid-back, mild-mannered attorney general during his tenure with the Obama administration.

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How to get into the best shape of your life, according to science

Frustrated by a lack of progress at the gym? According to science, the answer to your fitness plateau may not involve exercise at all, but diet.

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Rachel Lindsay says she’s under pressure being 1st black bachelorette

The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay is feeling the “pressure” as the show’s first black woman to be wookin pa nub in all the wrong places.

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#BLACKGIRLHEALING:

"I am the example for my daughters."

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Does Juvenile Court still warrant DOJ’s watchful eye?

Request backed by county mayor seeks to end an agreement mandating changes and oversight. Move irks critics of Juvenile Court operation.

Request backed by county mayor seeks to end an agreement mandating changes and oversight. Move irks critics of Juvenile Court operation.

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Memphis charter school applicants should go back to the drawing board, says staff

All 14 groups seeking to start or expand charter schools in Memphis in 2018 are getting an early icy reception from Shelby County Schools.

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Black billionaire shares secret to success with young black men

Young Black men need to see a role model who succeeded in the sciences and finance, Robert Smith says.

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Michelle Obama hosts girlfriends workout bootcamp

She continues to keep her focus on fitness and self-care.

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Michael Brown’s parents close to reaching wrongful death settlement

On Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Michael Brown’s parents are close to reaching a settlement with the city of Ferguson in the wrongful death lawsuit they leveled against Ferguson for the unarmed teen’s shooting death.

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Prodigy of Mobb Deep dead at 42

According to his publicist, Prodigy was hospitalized “a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis.

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New principal named for Memphis school at the center of grading investigation

Shelby County Schools is turning to a veteran principal with school turnaround experience to take the helm of Trezevant High School, where its last leader unearthed grading irregularities that have shaken the entire district.

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New black-owned employment portal launches

CareerWebPages, LLC has announced the launch of its employment portal website that will allow the public to search for jobs.

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Dr. Dre donates $10 million for new Compton high school arts center

Dre wants Compton high school students to have the state-of-the-art equipment "they deserve."

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Spiritually Speaking:

Are you a card-carrying Christian?

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HOLD THE FRIES:

French fries linked to higher risk of death.

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'All Eyez on Me' not so much a box-office flop

The new Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me," released on what would have been the rapper’s 46th birthday, came in third place at the box office this weekend behind "Wonder Woman" and "Cars 3."

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Mathew Knowles confirms Beyoncé and Jay Z gave birth to twins

Early Sunday morning, Matthew Knowles took to Instagram to announce that Beyoncé and Jay Z had welcomed their twins into the world.

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