Latest stories

Tease photo

The Masqueraders putting on a show for ‘America’s Got Talent’

“I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else” put The Masqueraders on the map in 1968 but the soul and gospel music group struggled to find consistency after producing that hit record.

Tease photo

Crosstown High wins $2.5 million to help reinvent high school

Leaders of Crosstown High announced Wednesday that it’s receiving the money over five years from the XQ Super School Challenge, an initiative backed by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Tease photo

Documentary pivots off ‘Hollywood’ Raiford to probe ‘Black America USA’

In an intriguing match-up of ambition and subject matter, former kickboxing world champ turned entrepreneur Anthony “Amp” Elmore has created a documentary about legendary Memphis nightclub personality Robert “Hollywood” Raiford.

Tease photo

#ACCESS901: Naturals in the City

Braids or ‘fros, twists or locks, it’s all good hair at natural hair expo.

Tease photo

ALL OVER TOWN: Poets invited to ‘Drop the Mic;’ plus Arnez J

From poetry to painting, if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you have options! Check these out:

Tease photo

THE CULTURAL COACH

Hate is best confronted by brave family members and friends.

Tease photo

STANDING AGAINST FEAR & HATE

Area minister’s march against hate turns into harrowing, violent tale.

Tease photo

Take them down now!

Activists call for immediate removal of Confederate statues.

Tease photo

WHITE SUPREMACY: An inside scoop

Having faced up to his own family’s tradition of racism, Aaron James has a message for other white men.

Tease photo

Three ways the black church can practice economic justice

‘Detroit’ movie offers lessons for people of faith, says Pastor Earle Fisher.

‘Detroit’ movie offers lessons for people of faith, says Pastor Earle Fisher.

Tease photo

MOVING ON UP!

Rhodes College’s ‘new’ vice president and dean of students is a familiar face

Tease photo

The Payne truth

Long before Memphian Cameron Payne – the Oklahoma City Thunder’s first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft – was dropping dimes on a professional-level basketball court, the hip-hop world had already foretold how such “blessings” begin.

Tease photo

Fire Department’s EMS aims to provide ‘The Right Response’

The Memphis Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services has launched a new initiative called “The Right Response” to streamline responses to emergencies based on callers’ individual needs.

Tease photo

Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate statues

Gov. Haslam calls on state lawmakers to remove bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Tennessee Capitol.

Gov. Haslam calls on state lawmakers to remove bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Tennessee Capitol.

Tease photo

Eric Garner’s family to receive $4 million settlement

The payout is part of a $5.9 million wrongful death settlement approved by a Staten Island judge.

Tease photo

New York Life reaches $50 billion empowerment goal in the black community

The New York Life insurance company recently hosted a panel discussion on bridging the racial wealth gap in Washington, D.C.

Tease photo

7 breathing exercises to flatten your belly

Breathing is an involuntary process and we don’t need any extra effort in order to breathe, but in reality breathing simply is not enough in itself to sustain a healthy life, breathing correctly is vital to live longer, stay in a happy mood and keep away illnesses.

Tease photo

North Carolina no longer thinks it's a great idea to shield drivers who hit protesters with cars

A controversial bill that would have protected drivers who plow into crowds of protesters will most likely fade away from the North Carolina legislature, a decision most certainly reached after the horrifying vehicle attack on a group of people counter-protesting Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

Tease photo

Texas A&M cancels ‘White Lives Matter’ protest scheduled for 9/11

Texas A&M University said in a press release on Monday that it was cancelling the “White Lives Matter” protest that had been scheduled to take place on September 11th on the campus.

Tease photo

HBO defends ‘Confederate’ series after white supremacist violence

In the wake of the violence out of Virginia this weekend in which a white supremacist rammed his car into a group of counter protesters, killing one woman and injuring many others, the idea of a show about the Confederacy winning the Civil War in an America where slavery is still legal isn’t sitting well with people, even moreso than usual.

Prev