Archive for November, 2019

                In light of Shelby County Mayor’s reservations about the way this community, with its high poverty rate, continues to participate in a massive transfer of wealth from local taxpayers to large corporations, we are reposting an excerpts from our commentary about changes in the program that could […]

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                Every dollar unnecessarily given away for a tax freeze to a corporation or developer is a dollar that can’t be spent to educate children, to protect neighborhoods, to improve the health of seniors, to rebuild urban communities, to fill potholes, and to provide backbone services like parks, […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | November 8th, 2019 8:30am CST | No Comments

For about a decade and a half, Carol Coletta has interviewed the leading urban thinkers in the U.S. and she continues these incisive and provocative conversations at Memphis’ own Kudzukian network on her new podcast,  Cities Now With Carol Coletta. Her first interview explores a seminal question for Memphis: Why Black Cities Are Undervalued and […]

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by (RSS) Civil Rights | November 6th, 2019 8:39am CST | 1 Comment

              The victimhood of older white men is apparently a fixture of our age – all the way from Sevier County, Tennessee, to the nation’s capital. years of dismissing white privilege and disputing concerns by women, African Americans, and LGBTQ Americans, the whining and complaining about “those people” suggest […]

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by (RSS) Poverty | November 4th, 2019 8:40am CST | No Comments

                We were expecting better from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. It seemed when he was running for office that he cast himself in the compassionate conservative mode, but his withholding of $732 million in federal funding for poor Tennesseans is neither compassionate nor conservative. About $150-180 million of […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | November 1st, 2019 1:51pm CST | No Comments

                      The  Daily Memphian wrote today:  “Under state law, county government could take half of the revenue generated for its own purposes in a process that would probably involve another referendum on the matter in unincorporated Shelby County. That’s according to one of several legal opinions […]

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by (RSS) City of Memphis Government | November 1st, 2019 8:40am CST | No Comments

                      City of Memphis Election Turnout 1971 – 52.1% (General) 1971 – 55.6% (Runoff) 1975 – 50.4% (General) 1975 – 58.0% (Runoff) 1979 – 49.9% (General) 1979 – 66.6% (Runoff) 1983 – 57.2% (General) 1983 – 25.6% (Runoff) 1987 – 46.5% (General and Pari-mutuel Wagering […]

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