Tennessee

Barrier-breaking soldier, diplomat Colin L. Powell dies...

WASHIINGTON — Colin L. Powell, the barrier-breaking soldier and diplomat who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and...

Hesitancy aside, Rep. Parkinson gets vaccinated

Tennessee state Rep. Antonio Parkinson D-Memphis) has been a vaccine hold-out. But on Wednesday (Aug. 18), Parkinson took his first...

Student-safety discussion reimagines schools without armed...

by Najee El-Amin — With only weeks remaining before the start of the Shelby County academic year, students and community members convened...

Battalion command fits Dr. Juanita Wilchie

Wife, mother, grandmother, sorority president, trainer, licensed professional counselor and now the recipient of a U.S. Army battalion...

Bell to ring anew for Golden Gloves boxing in Memphis

Anchored in Memphis for 35 years, the Mid-South Golden Gloves will return next month after a 50-plus year absence. Hosted in North...

With the belief they could, Grizzlies upset the Jazz in...

“I treated this game like any other game,” Ja Morant said of his emotions prior to the tipoff of what would become the Memphis Grizzlies’...

Former state Sen. Thelma Harper – a ‘transformative’ trailblazer...

Trailblazing former Tennessee state lawmaker Thelma Harper, who became the first African-American woman elected to the state Senate,...

Grizzlies unveil career lab at BTW

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the Memphis Grizzlies and its community partners from expanding their mission to mentor students. ...

My ‘trial’ vaccine dose was the real thing

In a randomized, double-blind study that uses a placebo as a control group, you don’t know from the onset whether you received the...

Research: Faith among Black Americans

The Pew Research Center has issued what it hails as its “most comprehensive, in-depth attempt to explore religion among Black Americans.”...

With students, teachers and staff back, is ‘normalcy’ near?

by Curtis Weathers —  School buildings are open, teachers are back in their classrooms and students are returning to some form of...

US life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since...

by Marilynn Marchione —  Life expectancy in the United States dropped a staggering one year during the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus...

Gov. Lee delivers 3rd State of the State speech

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee offered a cautious message of hope Monday in a state drastically upended by the COVID-19 pandemic,...

iMOM: Ashley Isaac Tucker – a story of overcoming, moving...

by Brittany Holst — “I am a wife, mother of three, a hair stylist and makeup artist, and I have lupus,” said Ashley Isaac Tucker,...

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