Why A Memphis Pastor Thinks MLK Day Is A Sham
A Memphis pastor is speaking out against MLK Day, claiming the annual tradition of honoring the civil rights icon does not reflect the everyday actions of many Americans. “You have to hold people’s feet to the fire to practice what they’re preaching,” said Earle Fisher, Abyssinian Baptist Church Pastor and Up the Vote 901 Founder. SIGN UP FOR […]
Teen Phenom Coco Gauff Beats Venus Williams At Wimbledon
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Everyone had the same question when the Australian Open draw was revealed: What were the odds that Coco Gauff and Venus Williams would face each other again in the first round at a Grand Slam tournament? “I was a bit shocked,” Gauff said, “I’m sure everyone was a bit shocked.” SIGN […]
2020 Democratic Contenders Link Arms In King Day March
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy at a Baptist church Monday and linked arms with each other and civil rights leaders in a march of tens of thousands to the Statehouse. At Zion Baptist Church before the march, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren engaged in the handshake that […]
Navy To Name Aircraft Carrier For Black Pearl Harbor Hero Doris Miller
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller. The announcement is expected to be made at Pearl Harbor Monday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER: Miller was the first African […]
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'A legacy of being involved': Jackson civil rights leaders' impact still felt today
Most of Jackson's civil rights leaders have passed on, yet they are still impacting the community through their struggles and their families.
The opioid crisis is sidelining valuable employees. Tennessee's employers are learning how to fight back
The opioid crisis has left Tennessee businesses with mounting costs and a shrinking workforce. Employers are learning about resources they can use to fight back.
Madison County audit shows rainy day fund increased, timekeeping issue
The Madison County audit was released on Wednesday showing an increase in its rainy day fund and a timekeeping issue
After a special run, the odds finally caught up with the Titans in loss to Chiefs | Estes
Postseason magic ended for the Titans in the harsh, cold reality of having to face a talented Chiefs team that was overdue for this moment.