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Memphis Black Restaurant Week back again with more delicious delights

It’s the fourth time around for Memphis Black Restaurant Week and the menu –a week of soul-satisfying dining experiences – is well known to many. And for those just getting up to speed on the local foodie’s paradise week, well, the first time around should...

Legacy: Emerle Dianne Smith – mother of the TSD’s late publisher – passes

Emerle Dianne Smith, mother of The New Tri-State Defender's late publisher, Bernal E. Smith II, passed away at Methodist University Hospital on Thursday (Feb. 21) -- four days before her 75th birthday. A dedicated and devoted sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Mrs. Smith...

Banks police shooting: Officer resigns, three suspended

Using a Facebook post headlined "KEEPING YOU INFORMED," the Memphis Police Department has announced that an officer who shot and wounded a driver last year has resigned, and three others have been given unpaid suspensions. According to MPD, 26-year-old Jamarcus Jeames resigned last week during an...

New superintendent named for Mississippi River District

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Davis will become superintendent of the Mississippi River District in the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church beginning March 1. Davis follows the Rev. Kevin Conrad who will become senior pastor of Cookeville First UMC in Cookeville, Tennessee, in the...

Gateway makes state plea to stay open as a charter school

Gateway University Charter School presented its case for remaining open to Tennessee State Board of Education staff members, who met in the Barnes Auditorium of the Shelby County Schools Board building on late Tuesday afternoon. The next step is for a staff recommendation to the...

LENS & LINES: Staxtacular 2019

Challenged by a foot injury, Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Dillon Brooks rolled into Staxtacular 2019 determined to fill his role as host. Brooks, who is out for the season following surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his right big tow, had plenty of support,...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Learning series eyes arts education

The next panel discussion in the Memphis Educational Equity Learning Series will take place on Thursday (February 21) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum. “Essential, Not Extra: Arts Education as a Fundamental Component of Youth Success” will focus on...

Shannon Brown takes FedEx’s Diversity & Inclusion message on the road

by Shannon A. Brown --  We salute the Center for being a champion of enlightenment for people of all ages and backgrounds. And it’s truly an honor for us to serve as the presenting sponsor of “FedEx Free Day” where all visitors to the museum...

Costa Rica car crash takes life of Memphis businessman Mike Bowen

Prominent Memphis businessman Mike Bowen has been killed in a car crash in Costa Rica. The 61-year-old Bowen died Saturday. T-Shirt Champions confirmed the death of its CEO in a tweet. Bowen was CEO and president of Champion Awards and Apparel and graduated from Memphis State...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Philanthropic Black Women grant cycle open

The grant application process for the Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis (PBWM) is open now through March 15, 2019. The primary areas of focus for grant consideration include: Career development, Education, Entrepreneurship, Health and Scholarship. The grant guidelines and eligibility include the following: Must have a...