Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell

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‘Stork’s Nest’ grads grateful for prenatal program support

Trineka Hardrick graduated last Thursday (June 11), but there was no robe to don or a hat to toss in the air. She completed an eight-week course and now feels better prepared for her baby boy’s due date on Sept. 22. “This will be my...

Latin journalist Manuel Duran to apply for asylum after 15 months in immigration detention

A Wednesday morning press conference at the Latino Memphis office gave local media a first-hand look at Manuel Duran, the Latin journalist who was released on Thursday from an immigration detention center in Alabama. Duran had been detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Daughter finds mother seven decades later

From the moment Alice Faye Hudson knew she was adopted, she dreamed of meeting her biological mother. Now, 70 years after being born in Missouri and being handed off to a stranger, Hudson has not only found her mother but her five living siblings...

Millennials seek ‘relevant and authentic’ worship

Churches have traditionally catered to its more seasoned members in the past, with younger churchgoers waiting in the wings to be seen and heard. Millennials are waiting no longer, forcing churches to either step up to include them or risk losing their presence and...

Supporting sickle-cell research is a way of life for Christen Dukes

Christen Dukes, at age 21, is an accomplished musician and producer, a seasoned philanthropist and a 2019 graduate of Visible Music College Music College with a bachelors degree in music production. Oh, and one other important detail. Dukes was born with sickle cell anemia. “I’ve been...

Roadmap to success awaits dreamers at ‘The Black Box’ symposium

Winning business strategies and some “boss” financial moves will be offered to hundreds of aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs convening Saturday at the Black Box Entrepreneur Symposium. Featured guest speakers Kenneth M. Boggs II and Chris Bush of the Kenneth Boggs Group will headline an array...

Hattiloo Theatre panel explore 400 years of Africans in America

It was quite an extraordinary encounter: a Christian, a Muslim and a Spiritualist on a panel at the Hattiloo Theatre talking about their belief systems during a discussion framed against a backdrop of 400 years of Africans living in America. One truth outweighed every likely...

West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon talks jobs, economic boom and inspiring children

Born and raised in West Memphis, Mayor Marco McClendon is six months into his first term, which he told constituents on Monday night already is generating new jobs and business opportunities. “My mother and father live here. So I am fully invested in the growth...

Fork in the road for Dr. Andrea Miller and LeMoyne-Owen College

Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller, who was once deemed the right candidate at the right moment “for such a time as this” at LeMoyne-Owen College, will not get a second term as president. The first woman appointed president of the then 153-year-old college, the city’s only...

TSU’s Glover keynotes MBCC Scholarship Recognition Day

by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Thousands of local seniors reveled this past month in the time-honored stroll across a stage at their formal graduations and made the traditional hat toss in jubilant celebration of a successful high school journey. Many...