Fighting for Her Life, Far From Ukraine

A 5-year-old Ukrainian girl with a brain tumor was one of several children brought for treatment in the United States after their country was invaded by Russia.

#cancer, #children-and-childhood, #memphis-tenn, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #st-jude-childrens-research-hospital, #ukraine

Republicans Push Crackdown on Crime Wave That Doesn’t Exist: Voter Fraud

Election fraud is exceedingly rare and often accidental. Still, G.O.P. lawmakers and prosecutors are promoting tough new enforcement efforts.

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Republicans Push to Crackdown on Voter Fraud

Election fraud is exceedingly rare and often accidental. Still, G.O.P. lawmakers and prosecutors are promoting tough new enforcement efforts.

#desantis-ron, #elections-district-attorneys, #florida, #georgia, #la-crosse-wis, #memphis-tenn, #moses-pamela, #paxton-ken, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Donald Pinkel, Who Developed a Cure for Childhood Leukemia, Dies at 95

The disease was once a virtual death sentence for children. Today, his aggressive treatments mean that almost everyone survives it.

#childhood-leukemia, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #leukemia, #memphis-tenn, #pinkel-donald, #research, #st-jude-childrens-research-hospital

Black Woman’s Bid to Regain Voting Rights Ends With a 6-Year Prison Sentence

Missteps by various officials put a Tennessee woman on a collision course with the law. Supporters say the sentence underscores racial disparities in voter fraud cases.

#black-people, #campaign-legal-center, #elections-district-attorneys, #ex-convicts, #memphis-tenn, #moses-pamela, #naacp-legal-defense-fund, #sentences-criminal, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #ward-w-mark

Kellogg Workers Prolong Strike by Rejecting Contract Proposal

About 1,400 workers have been on strike since Oct. 5 at four Kellogg cereal plants in the United States over a dispute that has revolved around the company’s two-tier compensation structure.

#bakery-confectionery-tobacco-workers-and-grain-millers-international-union, #employee-fringe-benefits, #kellogg-company, #labor-and-jobs, #memphis-tenn, #michigan, #omaha-neb, #organized-labor, #pennsylvania, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

Revitalizing Black Neighborhoods by Preserving Their History

Developers are repurposing deteriorated structures in historically significant areas in an effort to incorporate spaces for the arts, affordable housing and small businesses under one roof.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #atlanta-ga, #black-people, #buildings-structures, #culture-arts, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #memphis-tenn, #oakland-calif, #real-estate-commercial, #restoration-and-renovation, #united-states

How the Real Estate Boom Left Black Neighborhoods Behind

While homeownership has been an engine of prosperity for white Americans, home values in places like Orange Mound in southeast Memphis have languished. What would it take to catch up?

#black-people, #chicago-ill, #discrimination, #memphis-tenn, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #segregation-and-desegregation

Young Dolph, Promising Memphis Rapper, Shot and Killed at 36

Known for collaborating widely and his deadpan bravado, his last solo album, “Rich Slave,” debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard chart last year.

#content-type-personal-profile, #deaths-obituaries, #memphis-tenn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rap-and-hip-hop, #young-dolph-1985-2021

Will World-Class Architecture Bring Civic Pride Back to Memphis?

Spurred by Herzog & de Meuron’s new art museum and a rethought waterfront park by Studio Gang, city leaders turn to design to make a downtown for “everyone.”

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #black-people, #gang-jeanne, #herzogde-meuron, #memphis-tenn, #memphis-brooks-museum-of-art, #museums, #national-civil-rights-museum, #orff-kate-1971, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #studio-gang-architects

How to Fight the Poison of Environmental Racism

The defeat of the Byhalia Connection pipeline was a rare victory against environmental racism.

#air-pollution, #black-people, #discrimination, #environment, #memphis-tenn, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #race-and-ethnicity, #water-pollution

The Remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest Are Being Exhumed in Memphis

The remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a slave trader and leader of the Ku Klux Klan, will be moved from Memphis to a Confederate museum 200 miles away.

#black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #confederate-states-of-america, #forrest-nathan-bedford, #ku-klux-klan, #memphis-tenn, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #sons-of-confederate-veterans, #tennessee

What $900,000 Buys You in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and New Mexico

A Greek Revival-style home in Memphis, a brick townhouse in Philadelphia and a three-bedroom Earthship house near Taos.

#memphis-tenn, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #taos-nm, #tres-piedras-nm

Inspector Who Twice Missed Crack in Bridge Is Fired, Arkansas Officials Say

The inspector didn’t see the crack “because he wasn’t following proper protocol,” the director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

#arkansas, #bridges-and-tunnels, #infrastructure-public-works, #memphis-tenn, #mississippi-river, #transportation

Cracked Memphis Bridge Is Shut Down Indefinitely

The Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River could be closed for weeks, if not longer, because of damage that could have led to “a catastrophic event.”

#arkansas, #bridges-and-tunnels, #cohen-stephen-i, #infrastructure-public-works, #memphis-tenn

Memphis Police Officer Is Charged With Kidnapping and Murder

Patric Ferguson, who had been with the department for over two years, kidnapped a man in the back of a squad car and shot him, the authorities said.

#kidnapping-and-hostages, #memphis-tenn, #memphis-police-department, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #patric-ferguson, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #robert-howard

Scenes From a Pandemic Holiday Road Trip

Scenes from a holiday season that shone bright in dark times.

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Mall Santas Are Making Concessions to the Coronavirus

With the pandemic raging, malls are overhauling their Santa Claus traditions this Christmas to include virtual visits, holiday-themed masks and shields to reduce the risk of infection.

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Federal Officials Turn to a New Testing Strategy as Infections Surge

Millions of additional coronavirus tests may be processed with “pooling,” enabling widespread surveillance as the country struggles to reopen.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #memphis-tenn, #nebraska, #shortages, #tests-medical, #your-feed-science

In Memphis, Journalism Can Still Bring Justice

The nonprofit newsroom MLK50, founded by Wendi C. Thomas, aims to carry on the work that Martin Luther King Jr. started.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #king-martin-luther-jr, #memphis-tenn, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers

‘Staying Nimble’: How Small Businesses Can, and Do, Shift Gears

With the coronavirus restrictions, entrepreneurs are learning in real time just how they need to adapt to survive.

#advertising-and-marketing, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #labor-and-jobs, #memphis-tenn, #milwaukee-wis, #national-federation-of-independent-business, #salt-lake-city-utah, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business