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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 May World Championship Barbecue Cooking...
It only took about 60-70 people to pack out the tiny Orange Mound Gallery at 2232 Lamar on Wednesday for a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Orange Mound ‘s official annexation into the City of Memphis. The event was part of a full day of events celebrating the city’s...
If the story of Dr. Bobby White were a recipe, the basic ingredients – by his own self-assessment – would be pride, courage and love for community. Such an assessment is timely in that White is the founder and CEO of Frayser Community Schools (FCS), a local neighborhood charter school...
By Dena S. Owens, Special to The New Tri-State Defender On Tuesday, approximately 700 “movers and shakers” across Memphis gathered to celebrate 40 years of Leadership Memphis, a nonprofit empowering a diverse base of civic, political and business leaders to tackle a variety of community concerns through education, networking and...
(AP) — A Tennessee cemetery where hundreds of burials were mishandled is re-opening on a limited basis five years after it was shut down. Tennessee's Department of Commerce and Insurance said Wednesday that Galilee Memorial Gardens in the Memphis suburb of Bartlett will now be open on holidays and weekends,...
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, pharmacy drop-offs and pick-ups and...
Anthony “Amp” Elmore, cultural curator of everything African in Memphis, says Memphis’ Bicentennial celebration should be a time for reflecting on the role of African Americans in building the city to its present stature. “I think this would be the perfect time to begin a conversation about our role in...
By Cole Bradley, High Ground News At the intersection of Madison Avenue and Cleveland Street, a familiar sight greets passing motorists. A group of men, high energy and wearing bright orange shirts, advertise a car wash and usher vehicles into a parking lot behind the BAM Thrift Store at 1340 Madison...
“City officials” approved a proposal from a real estate investment group called Ninth Avenue Village that will revitalize 5.5 blocks of an otherwise blighted section of Yorktown – a project to bring up to 1,350 jobs to the town. And if you’re wondering why you haven’t heard of this project...