Attorneys Ben Crump and R. Allen Smith Call Linkage Between Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer a Civil Rights, Public Health Crisis

Ben Crump hosted a press conference in Atlanta on Monday, February 25, 2019, in partnership with Attorney R. Allen Smith and Janice L. Mathis, Esq., executive director of National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), the oldest advocacy group for minority women, to alert women of color about evidence that shows a direct correlation between ovarian cancer and the use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder. […]

National News

Students need representation on school board

     According to the Shelby County Schools’ website, the district serves more than 100,000 students in 200 schools. However, there is no collective representation of these 100,000 students. A student board member would be able to close the gap left through the current school board structure. […]

National News

Heritage Tours told to vacate ‘Handy House’ after 24 years

     Situated on the east end of the Beale Street Entertainment District, the house is where a young William Christopher Handy lived at the turn of the century. A letter from the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) informed Turner that the operating services of Heritage Tours would not be part of the Handy home’s future. Heritage had been the operator for 24 years. […]

Local News

FTC Adds More Than Twenty Business and Tech Certification Programs, New HVAC Program in Spanish

Florida Technical College is reaching new milestones in 2019 with its recently launched Continuing Education division, which expands its offerings in Florida and solidifies its position as a premier post-secondary education provider in the Sunshine State. The school also added a new program to its Spanish language lineup to help newly arrived Puerto Ricans and other Hispanic Floridians make an effective transition into the state’s labor market as they work on improving their English. […]