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1. NAACP Lifts Travel Advisory Against American Airlines
- Wednesday, July 18, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) – The NAACP is lifting its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying the company is making improvements that address worries about African-Americans being subject to discrimination or even unsafe conditions while flying.
2. MLK50 Observances Come With Appeals, Memories
- Friday, April 6, 2018
The way National Civil Rights Museum president Terri Lee Freeman described it as the MLK50 commemorations began this week, the church bells would cascade when they rang Wednesday, April 4, starting at 6:01 p.m. – the moment Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot 50 years ago.
3. Last Word: MLK50s Big Day, Hotel Changes and Murica on Capitol Hill
- Thursday, April 5, 2018
The peak of the MLK50 events came Wednesday with a chill but some sunshine and lots to consider. Understand -- this isn’t over. There are still a few more events to go through the weekend and even into next week. If nothing else, a lot more Memphians and visitors got a good look at most of South Main in the best way possible – on foot. And if the Beale Street District ever expands east to Danny Thomas, the intersection there makes a really good place for a party.
4. Anniversary of King's Assassination Marked With Marches, Rallies
- Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Several thousand people marching under the banners of unions and civil rights organizations marched peacefully Wednesday, April 4, from the headquarters of the American Federal of State County and Municipal Employees at Beale Street and Danny Thomas Boulevard to Mason Temple Church of God in Christ.
5. Rekindling of King's 'Poor People's Campaign' Takes Shape
- Wednesday, April 4, 2018
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Civil rights leaders are reviving an economic justice campaign that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was planning when he was killed 50 years ago.
6. Commitment to King's Unfinished Work Remains 50 Years Later
- Tuesday, April 3, 2018
ATLANTA (AP) – Tyrone Brooks was 22 years old and 400 miles away, seeking clues to an unsolved lynching as old as he was, when he got the news that Martin Luther King Jr. was dead. Stunned, Brooks dropped everything and drove to Memphis, crying all the way.
7. MLK50 Events: A Roundup of Memphis Happenings
- Saturday, March 31, 2018
Here's a selection of events in Memphis marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 sanitation workers' strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 3 is the 50th anniversary of King’s last speech – the “Mountaintop” speech at Mason Temple, while April 4 is the 50th anniversary of his assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
8. MLK 50 Years Later
- Saturday, March 31, 2018
Bernard Lafayette remembers being in Memphis April 3, 1968, and a dejected Martin Luther King Jr. being roused from his room at the Lorraine Motel to speak at Mason Temple on a rainy night.
9. Blackmon Takes City to Task, Says Too Much Focus on MLK Mountaintop Imagery
- Wednesday, March 14, 2018
A United Church of Christ executive minister from the St. Louis area who is active in protests and other social justice causes told an interfaith gathering in East Memphis Monday, March 12, that there is too much focus on the mountaintop imagery that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used in his final speech 50 years ago.
10. Blackmon Critical of City Grants and Mountaintop Imagery at MLK50 Gathering
- Tuesday, March 13, 2018
A Church of Christ executive minister from the St. Louis area and active in protest and other social justice causes in the area, told an inter-faith gathering in East Memphis Monday, March 12, that there is too much focus on the mountaintop imagery that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used in his final speech 50 years ago next month.
11. Report: Inequality Remains 50 Years After Kerner Report
- Wednesday, February 28, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Barriers to equality are posing threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, says a study examining the nation 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report.
12. Marchers Mark 50th Anniversary of Start of 1968 Sanitation Strike
- Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The signs are now iconic. “I Am A Man” signs from the 1968 sanitation workers strike are museum pieces, even collectibles. So more than a few of those who marched Monday, Feb. 12, 50 years to the day that the historic strike began, kept the signs stapled to yard sticks, another nod to the past. Still others went for different versions – “I Am A Woman,” “I Am A Person.”
13. Marchers Mark 50th Anniversary of Start of 1968 Strike
- Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Several hundred people marched from Clayborn Temple to City Hall Monday, Feb. 12, 50 years to the day that the 1968 sanitation workers strike began.
The march, coordinated by the new Poor People’s Campaign being organized by Rev. William Barber, leader of the national Moral Mondays movement, and the Fight for $15 minimum wage effort, retraced the route the striking workers in 1968 took in daily marches.
14. Last Word: The Mural Takedown, Corker's Calculation and Beale Crowd Control
- Monday, February 12, 2018
Cue the organ music from the old-fashioned television soap operas: As the weekend began, city public works crews had painted over – either completely or partially – a lot of the Paint Memphis program murals on the west side of Willett near Lamar. That would be the ones city council members complained about and others that no one complained about.
15. The Week Ahead: Feb. 12-18, 2018
- Monday, February 12, 2018
Good morning, Memphis! The 50th anniversary of the historic sanitation workers’ strike is remembered this week, a Pulitzer Prize winning author visits to speak about innovation and we get to hear the first declaration of “Play Ball” this year by an umpire at FedExPark. Oh, and don’t forget the waffles.
16. Around Memphis | January 29, 2018
- Monday, January 29, 2018
The Daily News offers a weekly look at Memphis-related headlines from around the web, adding context and different perspectives to the original content we produce on a daily basis.
In photos: Barber and beauty shops are centers of community in sprawling Whitehaven
High Ground, Brandon Dahlberg
17. Lankford to Manage Agricenter’s New Organic Center
- Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Chris Lankford has been named farm manager for Agricenter International’s newly created Organic Resource Center, which is designed to be a resource for Mid-South growers in the basics of the organic certification process. Lankford will be responsible for the operation of the new organic farm, developing peri-urban agriculture projects, and promoting organic agricultural practices. He also will assist the director of research in additional research as well as the operation of Agricenter’s farm as a whole.
18. Last Word: Fincher in Autumn, Brooks and Mud Island and 115 Years of Chocolate
- Wednesday, October 18, 2017
This is a very autumnal part of the political season. Leaves falling and moving toward the end of the calendar year. But before you get too into the year-end holidays, candidates are making their declarations about what they will be running for in the new year. It’s a light touch when it’s done right – just a way of letting you know they will be around once the holiday trappings are put back in the closet on the other side of New Year’s.
19. Barber Brings Moral Mondays Push to Memphis
- Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The North Carolina minister leading the national “Moral Mondays” movement came to Memphis Monday, Oct. 16, with a call to join a “poor people’s campaign” movement and sign pledge cards that include being “willing to take direct action including civil disobedience.”
20. The Week Ahead: Oct. 16-22
- Monday, October 16, 2017
Hey, Memphis! Fall is definitely in the air now, as the slate of festivals and fun outdoor activities continue to roll on in the Bluff City. The Memphis Grizzlies open their 2017-2018 season at FedExForum against Tony Allen’s new team and don’t be surprised if you start seeing some ghosts and goblins by this weekend.
21. Moral Mondays Organized by Religious Leaders Who Talk of ‘Fragmentation’
- Tuesday, October 3, 2017
A group of 25 local religious leaders plan three “Moral Mondays” gatherings over the next six months to discuss social justice issues before the April observances of the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
22. Black Lives Matter Groups Joining Forces With Wage Activists
- Monday, March 27, 2017
A cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and the organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces to combine the struggle for racial justice with the fight for economic equality.
23. Last Word: In Charlotte's Shadow, EDGE Action and Elvis TV Bio at Graceland
- Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Memphis City Council’s final vote next month on pot decriminalization is shaping up to be about more than marijuana. The vote on the ordinance proposed by council member Berlin Boyd is the leading edge of a larger push for changes in the local criminal justice system, according to Boyd.
24. Undoing a Do That’s a Don’t
- Thursday, December 4, 2014
I get a laugh now and again for telling what the crossword clues are for the term “comb over.” In light of a recent story from the sports page, I can’t resist writing about the topic. For your edification, of course.
25. 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.
26. Midtown Utopia
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Of Memphis’ tales of humble beginnings, of which there are many, the fluctuating renaissance of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is certainly compelling throughout.
The area has cycled from its 19th century roots to 1970s crime and neglect to its present-day status as one of the largest historic districts in the Southeast, a magnet of all ages and walks of life. All thanks to individuals and organizations that wouldn’t settle for sub-par quality in their tiny town within the bustling Bluff City.
27. Across Country, GOP Pushes Photo ID at the Polls
- Monday, March 28, 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Empowered by last year's elections, Republican leaders in about half the states are pushing to require voters to show photo ID at the polls despite little evidence of fraud and already-substantial punishments for those who vote illegally.
28. Rotary Seeks Nominations for Dunavant Award
- Monday, November 29, 2010
The Rotary Club of Memphis East is seeking nominees for its 8th annual Bobby Dunavant Public Service Award, an event that honors distinguished work by public officials.
29. AP Analysis: Banks Added 10,000 Branches in Boom
- Tuesday, August 18, 2009
DALLAS (AP) - Banks expanded at a breathtaking pace over the past five years, adding more than 10,000 full-service branches, but barely 1 in 10 were in inner-city, minority neighborhoods, another sign the financial spending spree skipped over substantial parts of the country.
30. Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.
31. Brinkley Heights Ministries To Expand Academy
- Tuesday, April 8, 2008
3277 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38122
Permit Cost: $2.4 million
Project Cost: $2.4 million
Permit Date: Applied March 2008
32. LeMoyne-Owen CDC To Build Center, Subdivision
- Tuesday, April 1, 2008
LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corp. (LOC-CDC) has applied for a $501,000 building permit for a lifestyle center and subdivision at 915 E. McLemore Ave.
The lifestyle center
33. Town Square PartnersBuys Collierville Properties
- Monday, October 16, 2006
Town Square Partners has bought 12 parcels from the heirs of W.W. McGinnis for $1.8 million. The purchase was financed for $2 million through Patriot Bank of Collierville. The properties include Dee Larue Designs, Mitche
34. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, June 7, 2002
Transportation man Transit guru By MARY DANDO The Daily News The man coordinating the transporting of thousands of people to the Lewis-Tyson fight Saturday wont even get a chance to see who becomes the heavyweight champion of the world. Memphis Area...