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Memphis valedictorian with $3-million plus in scholarship offers chooses TSU

NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – When Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover traveled to her hometown of Memphis on Wednesday, she had one goal in mind:  Bring back Tupac Moseley. Moseley had recently graduated valedictorian of his class at Raleigh-Egypt High School, and received $3 million...

KROGER: Grocer on a mission

The sun dominated a nearly cloudless morning sky and the temperature was steadily rising as a mild breeze comforted a team of 10 Kroger employees mobilized in signature blue shirts and on a mission – successfully manage opening day of the 42nd Memphis in...

SLIDESHOW: Highlights from “The Bicentennial Beatdown”

"The Bicentennial Beatdown" brought boxing back to FedExForum last weekend, and the event did not disappoint. Check out these images from the big night!

901 RIDECHOICE gives transportation option to older adults, disabled

by Martin Tompkins, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Looking for non-emergency transportation option just got easier for older adults and people living with a disability. 901RideChoice is a free phone service that helps this population find reliable and safe transportation options for medical visits,...

Adoption adds to delight, celebration for foster parent

by T. LaShaun Wallace, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Foster parent and adoptive mom Sabrina Powe is poised and ready for a Mother’s Day she never will forget. Powe, a Memphis accountant, will celebrate this coming Mother’s Day with two new additions to her family...

NOWHERE TO RUN: After LeMoyne-Owen disbands track team, African student keeps Olympic hopes alive

by Shambreon Richardson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Gérard Kobéané is a sprinter from Burkina Faso, Africa who ran the 100 to 200 meter in the 2012 Olympics in London. And he hopes to compete in Toyko in 2020. He also hoped to compete for...

Race-relations work nets Memphis honor for Daryl Davis

by Harlan McCarthy -- Race relations is such a hot-button issue that few accept the challenge to tackle it, with some ignoring the topic altogether. Fortunately, Daryl Davis chose not to ignore America’s sordid history with race relations and instead tackled the subject head-on with...

LEGACY: Luberta Elliott Smith made Holly Springs better

Luberta Elliott Smith, the widow of the first African American elected mayor of Holly Springs, Miss., and a long-serving teacher in the Marshall County Schools system, passed on Monday at Christopher’s Personal Care Home in Holly Springs. She was 84. The homegoing celebration will be at...

HOMILETICS IN SERVICE: Retired pastor serves a different ‘congregation’ on Easter – Memphis’ homeless

by Dr.. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender In the early stages of my development in ministry, I listened intently to the words and advice of the elders. One nugget of wisdom that stuck with me was: “I would rather see...