Slow-going on police community action units rile Council members

by James Coleman — Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings on Tuesday (Jan. 5) defended the slow implementation of the revival of COACT (community action) units, one of the recommendations of the Public Safety Task Force, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for creating staffing shortfalls.  “At this current time, we are unable to do something different

Motherland Gallery braces for another blow in COVID-19 fight

Go inside Motherland Gallery and step into a showplace of African-themed beauty and wonder. Nowadays, you’re also stepping into a Whitehaven shop struggling to survive COVID-19’s ongoing impact.  The once-thriving business at the old Mall of Memphis just off Interstate 240 and Perkins Road now languishes in the Whitehaven Plaza Shopping Center on Elvis Presley