As local school districts seek to produce better outcomes for students, at least one district is thinking about students not merely as those on the receiving end of reform, but as allies in bringing it about.
Most Americans today know that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was killed 46 years ago -- on April 4, 1968 -- in Memphis, Tennessee. But fewer know why he was there.
You all know who Jay-Z and Diddy are, but there's an up-and-coming mogul in hip-hop that you probably haven't heard about just yet, Yo Gotti. A rapper...
Memphis-raised Askew is a charming, southern belle with a very distinctive vocal and musical style that can be heard on her recently released Empty Rooms EP.
While African-Americans comprise the fastest growing demographic of bicyclists, doubling from 2001 and 2009 according to U.S. Department of Transportation data, bike lanes proposed for African-American neighborhoods in several cities have drawn controversy.
I had arraigned to meet the yellow bellied sponge cakester at an hour past high noon at the World Twinkie Eating Championship at the Bally's Tunica Casino.
If you trust your doctor with your life, you should trust his or her advice. Get insurance and encourage your family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances to get health insurance.
The Memphis I returned to was not the one I'd last seen in 2003. It got a bit hipper. I got a bit older. And maybe a tad more adventuresome with my culinary choices.
MLK's most daring acts of faith were his strategical acts of nonviolence. His stance to fight physical power with soul power, was and still is, a radical choice of weapons.
As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.
Huge crowds are expected in Washington D.C. this weekend for the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic March on Washington and his "I Have a Dream" speech. Can't make it to the capital for the big party? Consider one of these five destinations.
The night of May 27, 2013 , Memphis, TN saw a fantastic night of activities come together for one night of united camaraderie around the NBA semifinals and a minor league baseball game.
Everyone deserves a cold, creamy, sweet treat this summer. No other food quite delivers the pure, unadulterated innocence and joie de vivre than this heavenly frozen dessert. Craving a brain freeze now? Visit these upcoming decadent festivals.
A great conversationalist, she tears up talking about the guilt she felt about her father's passing, then bursts into singing Aretha Franklin's "Respect" as we share a nookie cookie, and then turns serious - reflecting on her life's purpose.
Father's Day has always been a day of thanksgiving for me. I've always been thankful that I have a solid man for a father, a gift that has given my l...
Tragedy forces people to take a hard look at what they value and why; it stops everything and compels people to think about what rules matter, what they want and where they're going. You know it's a world gone terribly awry when Pete Campbell seems like a good guy.