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Memphis school leaders pivot on messaging of long-awaited footprint analysis

Since last spring, Superintendent Dorsey Hopson and other top officials with Shelby County Schools have promised a comprehensive footprint analysis to serve as a baseline for guiding future recommendations on school closures.

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Homicides in Chicago tops 700 with month left to go in 2016

For the first time in almost 20 years, Chicago has had more than 700 homicides in a year, and 2016 isn’t even over yet.

For the first time in almost 20 years, Chicago has had more than 700 homicides in a year, and 2016 isn’t even over yet.

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Bus company had complaints about driver before deadly crash

Johnthony Walker, the bus driver who was at the wheel during a fatal crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which left six children dead and 30 injured, was the driver behind complaints of reckless and dang

Johnthony Walker, the bus driver who was at the wheel during a fatal crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which left six children dead and 30 injured, was the driver behind complaints of reckless and dangerous behavior, the district said in a written statement Tuesday.

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Black Lives Matter. Now What?

So we’re woke… what happens next?

So we’re woke… what happens next?

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Kanye West does not return home after hospitalization

Kim Kardashian West is "concerned" about how he will act around their two children.

Kim Kardashian West is "concerned" about how he will act around their two children.

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First black Santa Comes To Mall Of America

The organizer of the annual holiday photo sessions wanted a Santa with whom kids of color could identify.

The organizer of the annual holiday photo sessions wanted a Santa with whom kids of color could identify.

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The Hamilton mixtape is out today featuring all your favorite musicians

The Hamilton Mixtape, which features popular artists covering hits from the soundtrack of the popular Broadway musical, was released on Spotify and iTunes on Friday.

The Hamilton Mixtape, which features popular artists covering hits from the soundtrack of the popular Broadway musical, was released on Spotify and iTunes.

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Gasol scores 25 as Grizzlies rally to edge Magic 95-94

Depleted roster grinds out win with defense.

Depleted roster grinds out win with defense.

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#ThanksObama: Unemployment rate falls to 9-year low

With less than two months remaining in his term, President Barack Obama has once again set precedent with one of the lowest unemployment rates in almost a decade.

With less than two months remaining in his term, President Barack Obama has once again set precedent with one of the lowest unemployment rates in almost a decade.

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African Americans combine tradition with a multimedia approach to shopping

Nielsen, the company that studies consumers, provides some interesting insights into how we shop.

Nielsen, the company that studies consumers, provides some interesting insights into how we shop.

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Cultural Coach: It’s OK to support your own cultural team, but follow the rules of fair play

Hint: If you're feeling a little guilty about it, check yourself . . .

Hint: If you're feeling a little guilty about it, check yourself . . .

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President Obama lights his final White House Christmas tree

It was a bittersweet moment for the first family as they lit their very last Christmas tree at the White House.

It was a bittersweet moment for the first family as they lit their very last Christmas tree at the White House.

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Looking for a feel-good holiday movie? ‘Believe,’ Memphis

Cash-strapped businessman touched by homeless boy in heartwarming holiday film.

Cash-strapped businessman touched by homeless boy in heartwarming holiday film.

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Thabo Sefolosha gets real on race, racism and police brutality

The Atlanta Hawks star opens up about being biracial and his encounter with the NYPD.

The Atlanta Hawks star opens up about being biracial and his encounter with the NYPD.

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Department of Justice panel gets an earful at listening tour’s opening stop

Pointed criticism directed at the Memphis Police Department and the DOJ review process

Pointed criticism directed at the Memphis Police Department and the DOJ review process.

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Memphis goes for the sweep of BlueCross Bowl state titles

One coach will be trying to guide his team to back-to-back championships. Another will be seeking a second such title.

One coach will be trying to guide his team to back-to-back championships. Another will be seeking a second such title.

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‘Fight For $15’ – the Memphis campaign

An organized push to extend the reach of the “Fight for $15” campaign in Memphis maneuvered through some tense moments on Tuesday.

An organized push to extend the reach of the “Fight for $15” campaign in Memphis maneuvered through some tense moments on Tuesday.

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Memphis 3.0 sinks roots in Frayser in pursuit of a strategic plan

Memphis 3.0 is a two-year process designed to yield the city’s first comprehensive plan since 1981. If it unfolds as envisioned, Memphis 3.0 “will guide the city’s future with an eye toward opportunit

Memphis 3.0 is a two-year process designed to yield the city’s first comprehensive plan since 1981. If it unfolds as envisioned, Memphis 3.0 “will guide the city’s future with an eye toward opportunity for all.”

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IN REMEMBRANCE

December 1 would have been Marnesha Scales’ 19th birthday; but instead of celebrating, her family is grieving.

December 1 would have been Marnesha Scales’ 19th birthday; but instead of celebrating, her family is grieving.

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BBB offers tips for holiday shopping

In 2015, 40 percent of all holiday shopping happened online. Experts predict that 2016 will break that record.

In 2015, 40 percent of all holiday shopping happened online. Experts predict that 2016 will break that record.

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