Its funny how just a few words, reported without a whole lot of context, can drive perceptions about a news story. Such is the case in the coverage of former Memphis Mayor Herenton’s speech at Mayor Strickland’s prayer breakfast last weekend.
Memphis ended 2016 with 228 homicides…most of them were shootings. While that number is both shocking and a record for the city, the story it doesn’t tell is the amount of gun violence that didn’t result in death. It also doesn’t give Memphians or policy makers any real strategy for tackling gun violence in the city
Tomorrow is a new year, and as far as I’m concerned, the door can smack 2016 in the ass on its way out.
As a new Administration prepares to take power, the incoming Cabinet is set to be the least experienced, most partisan, and conflict filled in US history.
I read interesting stories about more things than I could possibly write in a day, a week, or a year. So rather than try and write about all of them, here’s some stuff to know going into the weekend.
The Donald, the deplorables, and the decades long fight that brought us America’s first Reality-TV show President.