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January is National Poverty Awareness Month 

On January 15, 2023, the National Museum of African American Music will unveil Living Legends: Dr. Bobby Jones, a quarterly lobby exhibit to celebrate the career of Dr. Bobby Jones. The exhibit will highlight many aspects of his monumental career, including his time at BET, and various honors and awards he has received.

Lisa Marie celebration of life held at Graceland

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fans and family gathered at Graceland on Sunday to pay respects and honor the life of Lisa Marie Presley.

Lisa Marie, who was also a singer-songwriter, had recently been at Graceland for what would have been her father’s 88th birthday.

In front of Graceland, fans from all around the world gather to leave notes and flowers on the stone wall as they prepare to say farewell to Lisa Marie Presley.

“Even though she didn’t live here, she always bragged about her allegiance to Memphis and loved Memphis and even referred to as the Memphis girl on the west coast. So, she was proud to be a Memphian,” Kevin Kane said, President and CEO of Memphis Tourism.

Graceland says fans will have a chance to view the gravesite on Sunday after a public memorial service.

Lisa Marie’s family is asking that in lieu of flowers fans make a contribution to the Elvis Presley charitable foundation. The organization supports several causes in Memphis and the Whitehaven area, mostly focused on the arts, education and children’s programs.

No charges filed against Tenn. officers involved in sex scandal

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WSMV) – No charges have been filed at this time against the eight Tennessee police officers involved in a shocking sex scandal that has made national headlines.

District Attorney General Jennings Jones told WSMV4 most of the violations listed in the City of La Vergne’s investigative report appear to be policy-related rather than criminal.

The investigation found officers within the department’s evening shift were having sex with each other while on duty and on city property. The investigative report also highlighted a raucous hot tub party and the exchange of explicit naked photos between officers. These actions violated department policy but not the law, Jones said.

Five La Vergne officers were fired due to conduct violations and three others were suspended. WSMV4 recently found many of the officers were reprimanded at least once before the sex scandal. 

Hundreds of Black Teen Girls Invited to Apply for 2023 Summer Program on Princeton Campus

Nationwide — Black excellence and effective leadership are essential for a thriving African American community to survive any world crisis. Jacqueline Glass CEO of At The Well Conferences, Inc. (ATW) and Executive Director April Burch Sookra are molding the masterminds of tomorrow by bringing back their much talked about 2 week academy to the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary.
Now, students from across the country will have the opportunity to apply for this once in a life-time opportunity. At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy takes place July 30-August 12, 2023, at Erdman Center, Princeton Theological Seminary. The application deadline, however, is March 31, 2023.

 Black and other minority girls in their sophomore and junior year in high school are given the on-campus college life experience in an Ivy League setting by living in dormitories and attending classes with core curriculum specifically created to encourage an increase in Black female corporate leaders.

During the course of the 2-week program, students learn critical thinking, college essay writing, as well as attend leadership workshops.

ATW partners with many celebrities, high-profile figures, educators, and activists who share life challenges and personal testimonies. Recent speakers have included actress Nicole Ari Parker, scholar Julianne Malveaux, motivational speaker Brandi Harvey, 2016 Democratic National Convention Chief Leah Daughtry, physician Michele Reed, and plus-size supermodel Liris Crosse.

Workshop facilitators include role models from the medical, legal, financial, and non-profit fields. Financial guru and The Real daytime talk show’s Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, Lisa Ascolese, founder of A-to-Z and featured inventor on QVC and HSN, as well as young, rising actress Eden Duncan Smith are past participants. Topics range from financial literacy to obtaining a healthy body image, creating entrepreneurship, encouraging health and wellness, along with building self-esteem.

For more information about At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy, visit the official web site at AtTheWellConferences.org

For interviews, please contact JB Burch at 646-592-1488.

 

 

Registration opens up for parents to choose where their child goes to school in Nashville
 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's your opportunity to take charge of your child's education starting with where they go to school.

On Monday, Metro Schools opened up applications for school options. Families can choose from the school their zoned for, apply to a charter school, or select a school outside their neighborhood or zone.

Those will stay open until February 10. If your child is already enrolled in an optional school, current K through 12 students do not have to re-apply.

You can register here.

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