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1. Last Word: Bird Is The Word, Governors Quartet and Charlie Morris's Secret
- Friday, June 15, 2018
Former Vice President Joe Biden plays the Orpheum Friday evening. Maybe that isn't the right way to put it -- unless there's a drum solo no one is talking about. Free Bird?
I'll take it as further evidence of the new American politics that is evolving and is far from settled at this point. Politicians do paid speaking gigs all the time. And at times it is controversial. But the gigs are usually some kind of speaking fee to make remarks at a corporate function -- not selling individual tickets on line. This is ostensibly to promote Biden's new book and book deals and politicians go way back. But in a lot of cases, those are free events in a book store. When Biden was last here, it was as vice president at the Norfolk Southern intermodal rail yard in Rossville.
2. Morris' Secret Helped Pass Civil Rights Cold Case Laws
- Friday, June 15, 2018
Charlie Morris was known for decades as a political operative who defined a brand of grassroots-style campaigning and political involvement in North Memphis. He and his late wife, Alma, operating out of a barber shop in a Quonset hut off Chelsea Avenue, endorsed candidates and worked for them at the polls – going door-to-door in their neighborhood in what was the most basic kind of political organizing.
3. Legislature Moving on Civil Rights Cold Cases
- Friday, January 12, 2018
Charlie Morris may be nearing 100 years of age, but he’s never given up on his quest for Tennessee to delve into decades-old civil rights crimes.
4. State Panel Sheds New Light on Racial Atrocities
- Thursday, August 24, 2017
State Rep. Johnnie Turner has seen what can happen when old wounds are never allowed to heal.
She’s seen it most recently in clashes between neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and white supremacists and those who resisted their hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counter-protester was killed and 19 were injured when a car was intentionally driven into a group of counter protesters. Two state troopers also died in a helicopter crash that weekend.
5. Last Word: The List Lawsuit, Charlie Morris on 1939 and New Rules for Democrats
- Thursday, July 6, 2017
This looks like the end of Grit ‘n’ Grind as we wait for the other shoe to drop following Zach Randolph’s exit from the Grizzlies to Sacramento. There were a lot of rumors Wednesday, the day after Randolph’s $24 million free agency deal, including some about Marc Gasol and the Celtics. And then Tony Allen dropped a Grizz reference from his Twitter account causing even more speculation.
6. Morris Recalls Brother’s Violent Death and Rage
- Thursday, July 6, 2017
“Actually, the truth has never been told,” Charlie Morris said this week as he talked about the violent death of his brother 78 years ago in Arlington. Morris, now 96 years old, had family and friends gathered around him at the Memphis Branch NAACP headquarters Monday, July 3, as he marked the new state law that could reopen the investigation into the death of Jessie Lee Bond and other cold cases from the long arc of the civil rights movement.
7. Last Word: Harold Ford Jr. on Change, Tourism Turns a Corner and Sim at UTHSC
- Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Very different outlooks along party lines still in our delegation to Washington over the Senate’s version of Trumpcare.
On the day the Congressional Budget Office estimated the proposal would end health insurance coverage for 22 million Americans, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s reaction:
8. Tennessee Weighs Commission to Examine Jim Crow Brutality
- Tuesday, June 27, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Charlie Morris vividly recalls his brother's murder.
Jesse Lee Bond was a sharecropper in Shelby County. Suspicious because his harvests never seemed to cover his debts, in the spring of 1939, Bond asked the local general store for a receipt of his seed purchases.
9. Haslam Scheduled to Sign Civil Rights Cold-Case Bill
- Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to sign into law Wednesday, June 21, a bill to investigate unsolved murders from the civil rights era. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Johnnie Turner, a Memphis Democrat, and will create a special joint legislative committee specifically to look into unsolved civil rights crimes and cold cases.
10. Thompson Securing Funds For Ballet Memphis’ Future
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Amelia Thompson has joined Ballet Memphis as development associate. In her new role, she works on the administrative side of the organization to generate and secure funding for Ballet Memphis’ daily annual operating budget as well as its capital campaigns.
11. Last Word: Binghampton Gateway, Beale's Baggage and SoundStage Memphis
- Thursday, February 23, 2017
You’ve seen stories here about how difficult it can be to assemble land and financing for a hotel project. Supermarkets have proven much more difficult to pull off at least in Memphis where food deserts are a problem in several parts of town.
12. DMC Outlines 2017 Plans, Recaps 2016 Successes
- Friday, November 18, 2016
The Downtown Memphis Commission is looking ahead with strategies to improve the pedestrian experience, support large-scale hotel developments, attract corporate headquarters both large and small, and enhance the Main Street Mall.
13. August 5-11, 2016: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, August 6, 2016
1986: Election day with nonpartisan Shelby County elections the main item of interest for voters. Shelby County Mayor Bill Morris easily wins a third term of office, defeating challengers Robert “Prince Mongo” Hodges and North Memphis political activist Charlie Morris. Incumbent Sheriff Gene Barksdale loses his re-election bid in an upset by Jack Owens, who runs for sheriff from the chairmanship of the Memphis City Council. The election draws a countywide turnout of 34.6 percent.
14. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
- Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in Ballroom B of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Political analyst Charlie Cook will speak. Lunch is $18 per person and reservations are required. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
16. Spiegel to Begin Work Friday as CEO At Methodist University Hospital
- Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Kevin M. Spiegel Friday will begin work as chief executive officer and administrator of Methodist University Hospital.
Spiegel is board-certified in health care administration and is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio.
17. List to Replace Peete on Council is Long
- Monday, June 18, 2007
Memphis City Council members are expecting more than two dozen contenders to consider for the vacant District 8 Position 2 Super District seat on the council.
They include the owner of a neighborhood grocery store, an insurance executive, seasoned political partisans, a courthouse security guard, perennial candidates, a math teacher and neighborhood activists.
18. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 5, 2005
The Memphis Orchestral Society has elected its officers for the 2004 fiscal year
Association of Fundraising Professionals Elects Board Members
The Association of Fundraising Professionals elected the following board members for 2005: Laurie Mc...
19. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 1, 2004
MAAR Elects Board of Directors
MPD Names Public Information Officer
Larry Godwin, interim director of the Memphis Police Department, selected Sgt. Vince Higgins to serve as the departments new public information officer. Higgins, a 14-year vet...
20. Archived Article: Mals P.2
- Tuesday, November 13, 2001
MALS Equal Justice campaign on
Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. is in the midst of its annual fund raiser, The Campaign for Equal Justice, this year.
Begun in 1992 with financial support from the private bar, the campaign now ...
21. Archived Article: Mals P.2
- Thursday, November 8, 2001
MALS campaign kicks off
Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. is kicking off its annual fund raiser, The Campaign for Equal Justice, this year.
Begun in 1992 with financial support from the private bar association, the campaign now...
22. Archived Article: Sexton (lead)
- Monday, June 4, 2001
Sexton Community Center to get $1million makeover Community Center to get $1.1 million makeover By MARY DANDO The Daily News A resolution before Memphis City Council at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday requests approval to take bids for a renovation and addition t...