TVA should sign up for Plains and Eastern Clean Line project

At one time, our nation built big projects that benefited everyone. The Tennessee Valley’s growth is a product of America’s Greatest Generation building big things.

We need more cultural leaders, fewer cultural cops

The Cultural Coach says actively policing others doesn't necessarily help things.

An Open Letter: America still needs you, Mr. President

In the age of Trump, there's still a need for hope and change, Smith writes.

Why MLK means more now than ever

Another Martin Luther King Day is upon us. And this year, the slain civil rights leader’s birthday comes at a time when America finds itself at a crossroads, and in a very frightening way.

Why some people will always believe ‘fake news’

It is important to understand that “fake news” is a form of propaganda called “black propaganda.”

Why black women must be involved in the women’s march on Washington

Both Black and White women cry a mother’s grief for the loss of a child, and both endure labor pains. Black women’s lives, while similar, are different and often disadvantaged, because they lack the privilege that White women so easily ...


Just step into doing the right thing.

New Year’s resolutions y’all can actually keep

We all do it every year. We make these declarations that we have no intention of keeping. So I’ve saved you all some trouble and listed all the resolutions that me, you and God know good and well you ain’t ...

As President Obama departs, we owe him out thanks

The final days of the Obama presidency are upon us. His popularity is rising with the economy, and with the increasingly stark contrasts to his successor.

Blackonomics: The Real Reason We Should Celebrate Kwanzaa This Year

Clingman: What have you done during the year that qualifies as a celebratory event during Kwanzaa?

Have some free speech for the holidays!

There’s the good stuff, and the stuff that leaves an awful taste


About that meeting Donald Trump had with BET Founder Bob Johnson . . .

Why the council should modify MLGW’s Share the Pennies program

The fact that many Memphians, especially African Americans and those experiencing poverty, struggle to pay their MLGW bills each month will come as no surprise to you.


Rod Miller could have practiced dentistry many places. He chose Whitehaven, Raleigh.

#MillennialsNow: Megan Wassef

Meet Megan Wassef, chairperson of the Memphis Youth City Council and District 9, Position 1 representative.