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SLIDESHOW: Erolé Exposé Fashion Show Extravaganza (Photos by Tyrone P. Easley)

Stanley E. Smith – president/CEO of Erolé Exposé – added another successful run to his annual Fashion Show Extravaganza during the 28th presentation of the event last Sunday (Nov. 5.) The venue was the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Memphis Airport Hotel and...

Healthcare choices: Preferred provider or high deductible?

by Charles Sims Jr. , Special to The New Tri-State Defender More than half of large U.S. companies offer employees a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). When an HDHP is offered, employees often have a choice between the HDHP and a traditional preferred provider organization (PPO) plan....

Black farmers ask Trump to affirm ruling against USDA in race-bias lawsuit

by Lee R. Watkins, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Despite some controversial court rulings against it, the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association continues to fight and has seen momentum swing in its favor.  Now, the Memphis-based organization is asking President Donald Trump not to intervene...

National Association of Real Estate Brokers to host Homeownership for Veterans event Tuesday

WHAT: NAREB MEMPHIS, the local chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) is sponsoring a “Homeownership for Veterans” event to encourage the nation’s approximately 20 million Black veterans to learn more about the homeownership process, how to use the VA homebuying...

‘Superhero Saturday’ puts black women on track to better health

by T. LaShaun Wallace, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The air was chilly but the sun was bright as members of Memphis GirlTrek made their way along the riverfront at Mississippi River Greenbelt Park on Saturday. Wearing bright blue gear, the six women were gathered...

5K walk/run moves residents to juice around the Mound

by Lee R. Watkins, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Eager runners and walkers – about 200 strong – crowded the streets of Orange Mound to participate in an historic event last Saturday. Juice Orange Mound partnered with The Mid-South Gastroenterology Group to host the Round...

PERSPECTIVE: An open letter to an outstanding leader from a local black pastor and activist

by The Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Dear Coach (David) Fizdale, Prior to your arrival in Memphis, my relationship with our NBA franchise was complicated. It was a basketball scholarship to LeMoyne-Owen College that brought me to Memphis almost 20 years ago....

Grizz drop nailbiter to Orlando Magic, 101-99

By Sharon Brown, Special to TSDMemphis.com “We didn’t deserve to win the game — You cannot mess with the basketball gods,: said a visibly upset David Fizdale. “I deeply believe in that.” Fizdale continued, “Our huddles were a joke tonight. Our communication was ridiculous. No one...

COMMENTARY: Love your heart…eat seafood

Dr. Clarence Davis, M.D., Special to The New Tri-State Defender As a child growing up in Florida, I have very fond memories of crabbing with my father. There is no smartphone app that can replace the quality time spent with him on those beaches. At the...

From Memphis to Poland with actor Delvyn Brown

by Brenda Sanders, Special to The New Tri-State Defender How do you get to Lodz, Poland. Well, one route is to be born in Chicago, reared in Clarksdale, Miss. and honed as an actor in Memphis. Delvyn Brown traveled that path. In November, he will be...