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The supply and demand of youth investments

by Mackenzie Lampner, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Economist Joseph Schumpeter suggests that, “the public finances are one of the best starting points for an investigation of society, especially ... of its political life.” What, then, do we learn about our own community when...

Nikki Giovanni weaves her life’s journey into UofM lecture

by Harlan McCarthy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender After closing her recent keynote lecture at the 10th Annual Women’s Honor Conference at the University of Memphis University Center, iconic poet Nikki Giovanni fielded a question that provided a snippet of her philosophy about contradictions. The...

‘Black is the Body’ likely to send readers backwards and forwards

by Terri Schlichenmeyer, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Your mother dealt with things you can’t imagine. It was a different time when she was your age, with societal issues you’d never tolerate and rules you wouldn’t abide. Same with your grandma: scrapbooks, history books and...

Attention media: complete facts for tax incentives, please

By Joe B. Kent, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Local media outlets, on occasion, attempt to check the box of public education when it comes to the complex and controversial issue of tax incentives by publishing various forms of reporting and opinion. But, in...

Manziel ‘working in all aspects’ to become better player, person

by Harlan McCarthy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Johnny Manziel said he hasn’t been to Memphis since his Heisman Trophy-winning days at Texas A&M. The Aggies flew into Memphis en route to Oxford where they defeated Ole Miss in 2013. Fast forward to March 2019....

Wooddale High champions celebrate

by Shambreon Richardson Special to The New Tri-State Defender On Jan. 25, The Wooddale High Cardinals were involved in a late-game brawl that prompted Shelby County Schools to disqualify the team from postseason play. However, upon appeal, Wooddale’s postseason eligibility was reinstated to play in the...

With a ‘Mojo’ in sight, Sonia Walker serves on

by George Larrimore, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Midtown Memphis Development Corporation is honoring Sonia Walker, for her commitment to improving lives in Memphis through her work at First Congregational Church, where she is Associate Pastor. Walker will receive a Mojo of Midtown Award,...

Bad data leads to inflated MWBE spending levels, city says

by Dena S. Owens -- What Mayor Jim Strickland and his administration call “a clerical error” is turning up the heat on what already was a hot mayoral race-issue: the amount that the City of Memphis spends – and should spend – in minority-and-women-owned...

Fitness expert delivers with meal prep and catering service

Renowned fitness expert BreAnna Boyd has channeled her passion for inspiring others into a new venture designed to help clients incorporate healthful meals into their busy lives. 15md Wellness is a meal preparation and catering service located at 6343 Summer Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. Boyd...

Golden Leaf Church to install long-time member as pastor

by Michelle Wilson Bradley -- Vinvecca B. Gray will be officially installed as the senior pastor at Golden Leaf Church, 1439 N. Hollywood, on April 7 at 3 p.m. “I am still in awe (as to) what God has done,” said Gray. “I grew up in...