Memphis

The police beating of Tyre Nichols that led to his death will get even more heartbreaking now that body cam footage has been released.

Congressman Steve Cohen has just introduced a bill to rename the VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee after late Tuskegee Airman fighter pilot Lt. Col. Luke J. Weathers Jr.

Just a day after the tragic murder of rising Memphis rap star Young Dolph, another shooting occurred in the same area he was gunned down at that left one man shot and mourners at the South Memphis memorial fleeing on foot in panic.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Faced with the threat of overburdened hospitals, states across the country are converting convention centers, sports facilities and performance spaces into backup treatment sites for coronavirus patients. Tennessee is no exception. What some Memphis residents don’t get is why in their city, a shopping center in the middle of a predominantly black, low-income […]

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Last month, Kesha Gray was arrested in Cordova, Tenn. after police officers stopped her for questioning about a reported domestic violence incident and appearing to be too distraught to talk to them. Video footage of her arrest went viral on social media. Now, the Memphis branch of the NAACP is calling for an expedited inquiry into […]

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 […]

Four years ago, 15-year-old Chauncy Black was a viral sensation whose offer to help a stranger led to an outpouring of donations. Now that same teen has been arrested for second-degree murder in a weekend shooting. In 2016, Black was in a Kroger parking lot in Memphis when he decided to approach a man to […]

OWN Network’s Greenleaf star and entertainer, Lamman Rucker Hosting the National Civil Rights Museum’s 28th Freedom Award ceremony in Memphis tonight. He calls it “an honor” to host this event and to be back in Memphis, a city that he loves. The ceremony will pay tribute to the organization’s 2019 honorees including, award-winning artist and […]

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis mayor’s race has been marked by accusations of racism, a magazine caricature widely viewed as offensive, a candidate’s refusal to mention a female opponent by name and a dustup over homophobic tweets from years ago. Even in an era known for divisive politics nationally, the fight to lead this […]

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A truck driver has been arrested after saying he would commit a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities say in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew McVicker was apprehended in Indianapolis before the plan could be carried out, according to court papers filed Monday. It’s the most recent case in a string […]

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright agreed to a deal Thursday in which she pleads guilty to facilitation of first-degree murder and receives a 30-year prison sentence. Sherra Wright entered the plea during a hearing in Shelby County Criminal Court. Judge Lee Coffee said Sherra Wright would be […]

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police appealed for calm Thursday in a tense Memphis neighborhood where a rock-throwing crowd gathered after federal marshals fatally shot a black man who, authorities said, had rammed a police vehicle with a stolen car. Thirty-six officers suffered minor injuries from flying rocks and bricks in the hours following the death […]