Feature: 2015 AY’s Powerful Women

For more than a decade, it’s been our distinct honor to acknowledge the brilliance and expertise of women in Arkansas. We do so in March as it’s National Women’s History Month.   [dropcap]We[/dropcap] proudly present 12 women of varied backgrounds who have realized their career aspirations and, along the way, changed the lives of those…

Final Thought

There’s something about March. Big things seem to happen this month.   [dropcap]There[/dropcap] was that Ides of March incident way back in 44 B.C. with Julius Caesar meeting an untimely end. Speaking of untimely endings, come this March 8 standard time will end, and we’ll lose an hour of sleep, thanks to daylight saving time.…

Murder Mystery: Karen Bean

Undetermined Causes: Metta Holman tries to find answers to her sister’s death Photo courtesy of Metta Holman | Originally appeared in AY‘s August 2007 issue   [dropcap]Approximately[/dropcap] 16,000 people are murdered in the United States every year. About 37 percent of those cases go unresolved, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The statistics, however,…

Murder Mystery: Scandalous Arkansas Trials

(top photo) Detectives John Hutchinson (left) and Al Dawson escort Orsini to jail.   Like juicy gossip, trials titillate and fascinate, often proving that fact, if not stranger than fiction, is at least weirder. Arkansas has had its fair share. Photography courtesy of Central Arkansas Library System Archives   [dropcap]On[/dropcap] the morning of Sept. 26,…

From chemist to CEO, Rosalind Brewer

[red_title title=”As the first woman and the first African-American to hold a CEO position at one of Wal-Mart’s business units, Brewer, 49, replaced Brian Cornell as president and CEO of Sam’s Club in February. ” subtitle=”” style=”red-title-ultra” ][/red_title]   By Mille Alderman Photography courtesy of Wal-Mart Brewer joined Wal-mart as regional vice president in 2006,…