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ALL OVER TOWN: “Momma’s Boy” at The Orpheum; plus more!

Here's a sample of stuff going on this weekend in Memphis! https://youtu.be/yzZhhpQX12s October 20 - 21 - What happens when a mother holds on to her...

Tennessee’s largest district sees 1 in 5 young students meeting expectations on new TNReady...

About a fifth of students are meeting expectations in math and English in grades 3 to 8 in Shelby County Schools, according to state...

Lupita Nyong’o reveals she was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein

(Photo: Joe Maher/Getty Images and Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)Lupita Nyong’o is the latest woman to speak out against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, who is...

Obama hits campaign trail to take aim at Trump and his politics

(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)On Thursday, former president Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail for Phil Murphy, the Democratic candidate for governor in New Jersey....

The Value in Being Unreasonable

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Paraphrasing my buddy, British playwright George Bernard Shaw, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable man...

We Were Eight Years in Power

 Book Review by Kam Williams  We Were Eight Years in PowerAn American Tragedyby Ta-Nehisi CoatesOne WorldHardcover, $28.00394 pagesISBN: 978-0-399-59056-6“For so much of American history,...
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Grizzlies defeat Pelicans 103-91 in Tony Allen’s return to Memphis

By CLAY BAILEY, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley is expected to be a scoring leader for Memphis. Seems like he might get...

Freedom Award unfold amid a ‘turbulent time’

by Erica R. Williams, Special to The New Tri-State Defender With evidence aplenty of the historic value and worldwide drawing power of the National Civil Rights...

#Access901: Sixty years in, Royal Studios still matters

Let’s be clear. Willie Mitchell and Royal Studios is a BIG DEAL and not just in Memphis. Yes, it’s a huge part of the...

BIZ PROFILE: Sugar’s Hair Gallery and Spa

by Paula Anderson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Antonia Gambrell, a licensed cosmetologist, has been styling and encouraging women to feel good about themselves...