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May 2019 NEWSCENE

NEWSCENE - May 2019

The May 2019 NEWSCENE features stories from and about cowboy Bill Pickett, the Feed the Needy Easter Basket (box of food) giveaway, the Arthur Martin's annual Mardi Gras party and more! Please check back in 24 hours to see this month's edition. Thank you! 

May 2019 NEWSCENE

Featured Articles in the May Edition of NEWSCENE

Feeding the Needy in the Mid-South

Ruth Rawlings Banks

For the past 25 years, Feed the Needy Executive Director Ruth Rawlings Banks has provided Thanksgiving Basket/Boxes and for the last four of those 25 years, she's added Easter Basket/Boxes to the delivery schedule.

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Scouts Rock at Graceland

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Thousands of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from all across the Mid-South converge at Graceland for the Annual Graceland sponsored Scouts Rock events.

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2019 Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo

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The Bill Pickett Rodeo and host Spanky the Clown made a pit stop in Memphis for a one-day and a one-night entertaining show for rodeo fans.

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No more silence, No more abuse

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The No More Silence Foundation Memphis held an Anti-Violence Summit and Rally to support their mission of proving coping mechanisms through the arts using multiple educational strategies.


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Phenomenal Women in Business Awards

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Anner J. Echols, CEO of AJE Dreamland Productions and Dreamland TV Shows sponsored an awards program for 15 women who have and continue to excel in business and entrepreneurship.

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Atwater, 3.0, and the Memphis Plan

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District 91 State Representative Barbara Cooper is encouraging neighborhood associations to join forces because there is strength in numbers and more progress can be made and seen with strong groups.

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April 2019 NEWSCENE

NEWSCENE - April 2019

The April 2019 NEWSCENE discusses the March 1892 lynchings of Memphians Thomas Moss, Calvin McDowell, and William Stewart, several programs designed to honor current day Memphias, and more . Join us today by signing up for our monthly editions online!

April 2019 NEWSCENE

Page 12 CORRECTION:

Event Coordinator Adrianne Carter (right), and Event Sales Manager, Deborah Crawford, are pictured at the bottom of page 12 in the APRIL 2019 NEWSCENE edition Bartlett Expo story. The "Main Event - Memphis" is a dining and entertainment destination located at 7219 Appling Farms Parkway in Bartlett.

Page 30 CLARIFICATION

The Cathedral of Faith partners with the Great River Charitable Clinic, 33 Arkansas Street, Blytheville, AR (870-762-5459), who provides medical services.

Featured Articles in the April Edition of NEWSCENE

1892 lynching victim Thomas Moss

Thanks to Dr. Earnestine Jenkins and others, a marker was erected at the grave site of Thomas Moss.

Three African American men lost their lives in 1892 for being productive citizens in their community. The grave site of one of them, Thomas Moss, was found and recently honored with a historic marker.

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2019 Black History Program

Program honorees Fred Jones Jr. and Arthur 'Art' Gilliam we given

Awards were presented to Art Gilliam for owning the first African American radio station in Memphis and to Fred Jones for his tireless efforts to uplift the community through education and entertainment.. 

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2019 Bartlett Expo

A little bit of Elvis better known as Nerde stopped by the Bartlett Expo on March 21, 2019.

A little bit of Elvis also known as Nerde, a Rockin' Singing Telegram performer, stopped by the Bartlett Health, Home and Garden Expo held at the Bartlett Recreational Center on March 21, 2019.

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Conductors in Our Communities

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District 86 State Representative Barbara Cooper honored members of the community in the "Conductors of All Times" ceremonies held March 10th at Beale Street Landing.


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B.U.R.E. honors Outstanding Educators

March 2019 Businesses United to Recognize Educations honorees were given certificates on March 21st.

The Memphis Area Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) held a Black History Month Luncheon honoring chapter Founding President Josephine A. Bennett.

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Atwater, 3.0, and the Memphis Plan

Download and fill a petition in support of Dr. Carnita Atwater's efforts to help all Memphians.

District 91 State Representative Barbara Cooper is encouraging neighborhood associations to join forces because there is strength in numbers and more progress can be made and seen with strong groups.

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March 2019 NEWSCENE

NEWSCENE - March 2019

The March 2019 NEWSCENE discusses the 9th grade Freshman Success Initiative at Mitchell High School and some events that happened during Black History Month. Join us today by signing up for our monthly editions online!

March 2019 NEWSCENE

Featured Articles in the March Edition of NEWSCENE

MHS Freshman Success Initiative

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Approx. 30 Mitchell High School 9th graders went on an overnight college and university tour to UT - Martin, Fisk, Lipscomb, and TN State University,  February 21-22, 2019.

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Waste Connections needs to go!

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Please join us at the Graceland Community Center, 4318 Graceland Drive, at 5:30 pm on 3/4/19, as we fight against the expansion of a waste transfer station in our neighbors backyards. 

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Happy Birthday to Dr. Mockingbird!

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Family and friends of Dr. Mary L. 'Mockingbird' Martin gathered at Oak Grove Baptist Church, where Rev. James Kendrick is the Sr. Pastor, to celebrate Mary's 82 years of advocacy and community service .

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Honoring Peggie B. Jackson Cross

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Pastor Victor H. Williams III and the ALPHA Church congregation honored Sister Peggie B. Jackson Cross on February 24th during their 2019 Black History Program featuring the Memphis Christian Ensemble.

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ASALH. Are you a member yet?

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The Memphis Area Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) held a Black History Month Luncheon honoring chapter Founding President Josephine A. Bennett.

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Community "One Voice" Meeting

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District 91 State Representative Barbara Cooper is encouraging neighborhood associations to join forces because there is strength in numbers and more progress can be made and seen with strong groups.

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February 2019 NEWSCENE

NEWSCENE - February 2019

The February 2019 NEWSCENE honors Mr. William Henry Reed (pictured on left) of Whitehaven, lends editorial space to Brady Henderson and Tony Jones, and discusses historical moves by people who live, work, and play in Shelby County, Tennessee. Join us today by signing up for our monthly editions online!

February 2019 NEWSCENE

Featured Articles in the February Edition of NEWSCENE

Mr. William H. Reed on Blackhaven

Mr. William H. Reed, 92, was born in Whitehaven and has lived there practically all of his life.

Mr. William H. Reed, 92, was born in Whitehaven and has lived there practically all of his life. Read this story to learn more about his daily fight for right during his life and times.

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Practicing Law: You're Never to Old

Bob Huddleston, Esq.

Criminal defense and Civil Litigation attorney Bob Huddleston recently celebrated one year as an acting attorney at Midsouth Advocates and his 52nd birthday after returning to school to take up law at the age of 43.

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Pink Diamond Mastermind Your Life

Veteran Pink Diamond Mastermind participant Delmar Johnson (center) works with newcomers Morgan Jone

Veteran Pink Diamond Mastermind participant Delmar Johnson (center) works with newcomers Morgan Jones (left) and Jamyah Davison during the first of 12 meetings scheduled for 2019.

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Whitehaven Plaza 2020: Are You In?

The proposed new 3.0 Memphis Plan results for the Whitehaven Plaza.

The culmination of 4 days of activities following 3 months of district planning events wrapped up on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in the Whitehaven Plaza. There is still time for you to get involved!

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Youth Mentorship Program Training

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Are you wishing there was an easy way to keep youth off the streets? Helping them when detained at the youth facility in Shelby County or helping them find training and work afterwards is one way you can help.

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ULICO: A Legacy of Entrepreneurship

From renovation to stabilization: The Universal Life Insurance Co. building, home of Self + Tucker

Self + Tucker Architects ventured into the real estate business with the 2006 purchase and renovation of the Universal Life Insurance Company building, 480 MLK Jr. at Danny Thomas Boulevard, reliving its' historic past. 

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Articles from the January Inaugural Edition of NEWSCENE

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

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Performing Sunday, December 9, 2018, at St. John's Episcopal Church were members of St. John's, The Memphis Chambers, The Memphis Boy Choir, and The Memphis Girl Choir.

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Christmas Toy Giveaway

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Lakenna Booker, founder and Head of the Memphis Merit Academy Charter School recruited students at the Alvin Crook Christmas Toy Giveaway held Saturday, December 15, 2018. 

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Krystal Grand Reopening

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Whitehaven has a new 24-hour, Krystal restaurant on Elvis Presley Boulevard. It took crews five months to demolish the old building and build the newly designed facility. 

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Southbrook Town Centre Opens

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The grand reopening ceremony for the old Southbrook Mall was held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. 

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Mitchell HS Graduates Reunite

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Mitchell High School Alumni from 1961 to 2018 met for their annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

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Cotton Makers' Jubilee Rebirth

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The Memphis Cotton Makers Jubilee is accepting and honored new members for its' Royal Court (King, Queen, etc.) on December 15, 2018.

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January 2019 NEWSCENE

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