Tag: Commercial Appeal

Benjamin L. Hooks, 1925-2010

The Commercial Appeal reports that Civil Rights leader Benjamin L. Hooks has passed away. From the article: Hooks, born Jan. 31, 1925, became executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Aug. 1, 1977, after…

Bad Credit, No Job

The Commercial Appeal reports that your credit may effect whether you get the job or not. It’s hard enough to find a job in this economy, and now some people are facing another hurdle: Potential employers are holding their credit…

Optimistic Misery

As was reported widely, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton is taking the Misery fight to Forbes Magazine. From the Mayor’s Blog: Your magazine mentioned “unemployment, taxes (both sales and income), commute times, violent crime and how its pro sports teams…

Miserable Memphis

Forbes magazine has dubbed Memphis the Third Most Miserable City in America. Now look, top ten lists are the stuff of late-night TV, and grocery store image peddlers, not Forbes. Maybe I give them too much credit. But when Memphis…

Wharton and Bredesen in Talks

The Commercial Appeal reports that Memphis Mayor AC Wharton and Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen are in talks about the healthcare situation in Memphis and West Tennessee. That may not necessarily be good news for The MED. The governor said he’s…