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1. Developer Halts Plans After Likely Civil War Graves Found
- Monday, January 15, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Developers halted plans Friday for a sprawling entertainment and residential complex in Tennessee after archaeologists discovered what they believe are graves on a site near a Civil War fort built by slaves.
2. 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.
3. Memphis is Changing
- Friday, January 5, 2018
SOMETHING’S GOING ON HERE. President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis was invited back to Memphis in 1964 when black folks were getting all uppity during the civil rights movement. He has finally left the podium.
4. Historical Commission Grants City November Hearing on Forrest Statue
- Friday, October 13, 2017
The Tennessee Historical Commission agreed Friday, Oct. 13, to send the city's request to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park to an administrative law judge for a hearing next month.
5. More Than 150 Clergy Call for Removal of Forrest Statue
- Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has posted a letter from 153 local clergy members in the Memphis area backing the city’s call for a waiver from the Tennessee Historical Commission next month to allow the city to remove Confederate monuments from city parks.
6. Editorial: Historical Commissions Must Be Run by Pros
- Saturday, September 9, 2017
At some point, the question of what becomes of our city’s Confederate monuments will be resolved. Whenever that is, there are still some critical and arguably larger issues that should be addressed.
7. ‘Divisive Symbols’: Mississippi Case Offers Hope for Forrest Bust Removal
- Thursday, September 7, 2017
State Sen. Lee Harris is encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s request for the state of Mississippi to respond to a lawsuit seeking to remove the Confederate battle flag from its state flag.
8. 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.
9. University of Texas in Austin Removes Confederate Statues
- Tuesday, August 22, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas quickly removed statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures overnight from the main area of the Austin campus, a spokesman said Monday morning, just hours after the school's president ordered they be taken down.
10. NAACP Asks for Removal of Confederate Statue From Courthouse
- Friday, July 14, 2017
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee chapter of the NAACP is urging officials to remove a statue of a Confederate general from in front of a county courthouse, echoing similar efforts throughout the South.
11. 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:
12. 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.
13. View From the Hill: Tearful End for Non-Citizen Tuition Relief Bill
- Thursday, April 20, 2017
State Rep. Raumesh Akbari grew so emotional she couldn’t speak. On the verge of tears, the Memphis Democrat started to talk about a high school from her Shelby County district with a large number of undocumented immigrant students.
14. Memphis’ Political History Reflects Changes With New Entries
- Friday, April 14, 2017
There was a moment during the March unveiling of former Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s portrait in the Hall of Mayors when the task of framing history gave way to the present.
It came when attorney Ricky E. Wilkins talked about the importance of Wharton and his predecessor, Willie Herenton – the only two black mayors in Memphis history – to the city’s political present. Wharton attended the event; Herenton was noticeably absent.
15. Last Word: Council Day, Strickland on Immigration and Super Bowl Ad Review
- Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Just when the Shelby County Commission seems to settle into a rhythm of short, concise meetings, along comes a relatively smallish grant for a free condom distribution program locally. And the commission chambers are packed.
16. Frank Stokes, Epitome of the ‘Memphis Sound,’ Given Just Memorial
- Friday, July 1, 2016
Nathaniel Kent remembers his grandfather as an older man in his 70s by the mid-1950s who came over with his guitar – ill and near the end of his life.
17. 1866 Massacre Author Says Riot Has Important Lessons
- Tuesday, March 22, 2016
When historian Stephen V. Ash went looking for source material on that most difficult of events to piece back together – three days of mob violence in a 19th century Southern city – he expected a challenge.
18. Grammy Museum Opens in Mississippi Delta
- Monday, March 7, 2016
CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) – The second and only official Grammy Museum outside of Los Angeles opened Saturday in the Mississippi Delta, cradle of the blues.
Organizers chose Cleveland, Mississippi – two hours north of the state capital Jackson – for the nearly $20 million project and promise one of the most advanced museums in the country. It's a smaller but updated version of its sister museum in California and employs high-definition touchscreens and interactive technology to chronicle American music history from before the first Grammy Awards in 1959 to the present.
19. First Tennessee Invests in Tri-State Bank
- Monday, January 18, 2016
As of Dec. 31, Tri-State Bank of Memphis has secured almost $5 million in new capital, an investment fueled in part by an “unprecedented transaction” between it and First Tennessee Bank.
20. Family, Art Bleed Into History At House of Mtenzi Museum
- Monday, July 27, 2015
Part performing arts space and part family scrapbook come-to-life, the House of Mtenzi Museum is made to “tell the story of forgotten legends,” according to owner Stanley Campbell.
21. Granddad, Hambone And The KKK
- Friday, July 24, 2015
IF THE KLAN DOESN’T LIKE YOU, PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK.
Before their last sheety little show here a couple of years ago, an Exalted Cyclops of the KKK – must be just one hole in his hood – was quoted on Channel 5 and in The Huffington Post, “Y’all are going to see the largest rally Memphis, Tennessee, has ever seen. It’s not going to be 20 or 30 – it’s going to be thousands of Klansmen from the whole United States.”
22. Economic Microscope
- Saturday, May 2, 2015
Back in 2012, Century Wealth Management president and founder Jay Healy was telling the firm’s clients that the U.S. stock market was behaving like a coiled spring.
23. Pinnacle Awards Honor Commercial Real Estate Standouts
- Monday, April 13, 2015
The local commercial real estate community gathered at the Memphis Botanic Garden Thursday, April 9, for the 14th annual Pinnacle Awards. Every year, the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council honors its members based on their transactional volume, merit and community activity.
24. Alternative Ending
- Monday, February 16, 2015
The city of Memphis secured $6.7 million in federal funding last week to improve and rehab public housing.
Meanwhile, the city’s application for a much larger federal grant to demolish the city’s last large public housing development was making the rounds at the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
25. Nashville Serves Lesson in Equality Via Steam Table
- Saturday, November 1, 2014
Attending the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium meant homework before class. Leading up to the meeting, we received a list of about 14 articles, 26 books, two thesis papers, five oral histories and nine films to help put the talks and meals we would have into context.
26. Steffner Adds SIOR Role to Real Estate Resume
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Since Joe Steffner opened his own commercial real estate firm 10 years ago, the industry veteran has had a front row seat to some wild changes in the industry.
He experienced everything from the boom days of the early- and mid-2000s to the depths of the recession and its crushing aftermath as the decade ended.
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
Memphis Pink Palace Museum will host a lecture by Commercial Appeal columnist Wendi Thomas titled “Mid-South Racial Present” Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. The free lecture is presented in conjunction with the “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit. Visit memphismuseums.org.
28. Mae Be, Mae Be Not
- Friday, January 31, 2014
MAE BE ONTO SOMETHING. State Sen. Mae Beavers – really, that’s her name – has offered legislation that makes it against the law in Tennessee to obey the law in the United States – really, I couldn’t possibly make that up.
29. Cohen Nixes ‘Obamacare’ Reference
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen says calling the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” is a “trap.”
“It is a crying shame that this country, the greatest country on the face of the Earth – we are the last industrialized country to try to give health care to all citizens. It’s about time,” Cohen said Monday, Nov. 11, at a Veterans Day barbecue luncheon he hosted at BRIDGES Downtown for veterans.
30. US Stopping Use of Term 'Negro' for Census Surveys
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in surveys.
Instead of the term that came into use during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use the more modern labels "black" or "African-American".
31. Granddad, Hambone and the KKK
- Friday, February 22, 2013
IF THE KLAN DOESN’T LIKE YOU, PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK. An Exalted Cyclops of the KKK – must be just one hole in his hood – recently told Channel 5, also quoted in The Huffington Post, “Y’all are going to see the largest rally Memphis, Tennessee, has ever seen. It’s not going to be twenty or thirty – it’s going to be thousands of Klansmen from the whole United States.”
32. Mercer Ready to Steer MAAR Commercial Council
- Monday, November 28, 2011
John Mercer does not take over as 2012 president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council until Jan. 1, but he is already working hard planning several big MAAR events for early next year.
33. 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.
34. Mega Bucks
- Monday, December 14, 2009
Ten years ago, Jim Ewing and Jim Bruce wrote a piece for Site Selection, a trade magazine for people in the business of consulting on the best locations to build industrial plants. It was called “The Approaching Industrial Land Shortfall.”
35. Ark. Judge Criticizes Beebe for Court Appointments
- Friday, December 4, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former state appeals court judge said Thursday that Gov. Mike Beebe should fill at least one of two recent vacancies on the state Supreme Court with a black candidate, and that the all-white court makes it appear Arkansas is racially segregated.
36. City Schools, Council Sign Off on Funding
- Thursday, September 11, 2008
Memphis City Schools leaders formally did this week what they already informally had done last week. They accepted the funding compromise offered by the Memphis City Council for the current fiscal year. But they threw in a surprise that council members made sure was not overlooked before both sides made it official.
37. Historian's Memphis Visit Presents Complexities of Slavery Emancipation
- Friday, February 8, 2008
Who freed the slaves? The answer is more complex and relevant than the question's simplicity and tense might suggest, author and Yale University history professor David W. Blight said recently.
The Civil War historian was in Memphis earlier this month to speak at the National Civil Rights Museum about his 2007 book, "A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation." The book is built around manuscripts written by two former slaves - Wallace Turnage and John Washington. Blight came across the rare manuscripts four years ago through different connections.
38. Archived Article: Briefs
- Thursday, September 25, 2003
Kenneth D. Werner, executive vice president of distribution for the WB Television Network, addresses the Memphis Advertising Federation at 11:30 a.m. today at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Topic is media planning and ...
39. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Realtors Association Announces President, Board
MAAR Confirms Officers, Board Members The Memphis Area Association of Realtors confirmed president-elect Bob Turner as 2004 president and elected Sue Stinson-Turner as 2004 president-elect. Neil Hub...
40. Archived Article: Briefs
- Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Dr. Peter H. Irons presents Fifty Years After Brown: The Return of Jim Crow Schools at 4 p.m. Thursday in Johnson Hall Auditorium at the University of Memphis. The free discussion is the first in this years Benjamin Hooks Lecture Series. Call ...
41. Archived Article: Briefs
- Monday, September 22, 2003
Collierville Chamber of Commerce hosts a seminar titled Practical Business Law Pointers for the Busy Manager from 3 p
The Collierville Chamber of Commerce presents a seminar titled Practical Business Law Pointers for the Busy Manager from 3 p.m. ...
42. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, June 27, 2003
Civil Rights exhibit celebrates court ruling anniversary
Civil Rights exhibit celebrates court ruling anniversary
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Circuit Court Judge DArmy Bailey never had the chance to meet historic civil rights leader Th...
43. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, June 6, 2003
Brown works to strengthen Memphis sports image
Brown works to strengthen Memphis sports image
By LANCE ALLAN
The Daily News
She had just had a baby, and was understandably tired.
But representatives from the National Collegiate Athlet...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 31, 2001
David Dasenbrock has joined Archer/Malmo as senior vice president of media operations
David Dasenbrock has joined Archer/Malmo as senior vice president of media operations. He joined the agency from The Bozell Group. For the past three years, Das...
45. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, October 19, 2001
Concert for New York with a Memphis touch
Concert for New York has a Memphis touch
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Memphis mercantile maestro Paul Tudor Jones is about to pull off one of his greatest feats.
Saturday, some of the greatest...
46. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Trammell Crow Co Inventiv Software leases space in East Memphis Trammell Crow Co. has leased office space in Building A at Lynnfield Office Park to Inventiv Software, a Memphis-based software product development company. Inventiv Software was establ...
47. Archived Article: Real Review Lj
- Tuesday, April 4, 2000
Former Hamilton Beach Former Hamilton Beach facility purchased Collierville Business Center LLC has purchased the 125,000-square-foot Hamilton Beach facility for $2.7 million, according to a special warranty deed filed in the Shelby County Registers...
48. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, November 16, 1999
Real Review 11-16-99 Clark & Clark completes sale of 717 White Station Road By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Local real estate firm Clark & Clark completed the sale last week of its building at 717 White Station Road to a locally based priva...
49. Archived Article: Ip Bott
- Wednesday, October 13, 1999
International Paper to occupy former Disney warehouse International Paper renovates new shared service center By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News International Paper Inc. has finalized plans to lease a 217,000-square-foot building in Willow Lake Office...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 22, 1999
Flynn Named Vice President of Ruth Ann Marshall has been appointed North American Region president for MasterCard International. Marshall formerly was executive vice president at Concord EFS Inc. Stephen J. Flynn has been named vice president of res...
51. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, July 27, 1999
Real Estate Review 07-27-99 By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Trammell Crow Co. will break ground Aug. 9 on the first phase of a new office development planned for southeast Shelby County at Forest Hill Heights. The first phase of the project will in...
52. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 18, 1998
Bean, Ison & Ruleman PLLC, CPAs & Consultants has announced the following promotions: Patricia M Bean, Ison & Ruleman PLLC, CPAs & Consultants has announced the following promotions: Patricia M. Colley to tax manager, Dana D. Horner ...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 30, 1998
US LEC Appoints Director Of Sales Todd Nelson has been appointed to director of sales for US LEC. He previously was a national account manager. John McCullough has been named vice president of finance and secretary-treasurer for Memphis Light, Gas a...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, April 1, 1998
Dr Dr. Bill Poston has been named vice president of clinical integration and quality for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.s Memphis metropolitan area. He formerly was chief of staff for Baptist Memorial Hospital at its Medical Center and East Memph...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 25, 1998
Benny Lendermon III, director of public works for the city of Memphis, has been named this years outstanding engineering alumnus by the Engineering Alumni Chapter of the University of Memphis Benny Lendermon III, director of public works for the cit...
56. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, February 6, 1996
02/06 Real briefs Linda Hoard has been elected president of the local chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management. Other officers include president-elect Noy Garrett, treasurer Philip Dees and secretary Sandy Graham. Hoard, who is vice presid...