Memphis, TN – Blair T. Hunt is probably best remembered for being the principal of Booker T. Washington High School for twenty-four years, or for his 52 years of service as the pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. What many do not know is that Hunt worked behind the scenes on behalf of equality efforts for African Americans in Memphis. He spent his life trying to improve Memphis, and was a founding member of the Memphis Urban League and the "Negro YMCA."
Memphis, TN – Voters have several candidates vying for their attention this general election. Among the picking includes the position for Shelby County Assessor. Nicole Erwin spoke with Democratic candidate Cheyenne Johnson, who has worked with the Shelby County Assessor's office since 1988.
Memphis, TN – Memphis Mayor William Spickernagle wanted to raise money for Memphis by charging a fee for all vessels using the Memphis wharf. To ensure the law would be enforced, he formed two militias and offered the wharf-master the incentive of 25% of all taxes collected. Nearly 500 flatboatmen, however, did not want to pay the tax, and the militias had to be called-in to protect the wharf-master, whose life had been threatened.
Memphis, TN – Four hundred twenty three million dollars is still at stake while the Memphis City Schools suit against the Memphis City Council continues. Nicole Erwin spoke with reporter Andy Meek to find out what progress has been made.
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