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Faith leaders from various Memphis-area churches and denominations have designated Saturday, July 13 as a day of preaching to promote unity and instill hope. Called “Preach Out,” eight pastors, accompanied by their choirs, will take turns preaching from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Longview Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church at...
A dozen filmmakers between the ages of 14 to 22 will showcase their short films during the MPLOY Youth Film Festival at the Hattiloo Theater on Saturday (July 6). Hosted by the City of Memphis’ MPLOY Youth Summer Experience Program and CLOUD901, the film festival is set for 1 p.m....
On July 13, 2019, Neighborhood Heroes of Memphis will partner with Fuel the Fourth Bluff to host their first Superhero Training Day at Mud Island River Park. The event will last between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Parents or guardians with children between the ages of 7 and 15 years...
Christen Dukes, at age 21, is an accomplished musician and producer, a seasoned philanthropist and a 2019 graduate of Visible Music College Music College with a bachelors degree in music production. Oh, and one other important detail. Dukes was born with sickle cell anemia. “I’ve been coming to St. Jude (Children’s...
Tennessee House Minority Leader Karen Camper (D-Memphis) has been re-elected as president of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women). The election was held last weekend at the organization’s annual convention in Chicago. NOBEL Women is a non-profit, non-partisan organization primarily composed of current and former black...
by Latrivia Welch I’m not the grill master at home, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t aspire to be one day. My husband has his own camouflage man-apron complete with beer inserts and a customized grill kit that is kept in an undisclosed location. Quite haughtily, he reigns supreme...
Dr. Alicia Golston has been promoted to dean of students at Rhodes College, effective July 1, 2019. She served as associate dean of students in 2017 and became associate dean for student experience in 2018. Prior to joining Rhodes, Golston worked for nine years at Western Kentucky University in various...
by Jannelle M. Walker, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Among the many lessons Mae Della Frison has learned over the last 100 years is the value – and pleasure – of sharing. A birthday party held recently at Macon (Tenn.) Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall provided living proof. Frison is...
Numerous new contracting opportunities in the works through city, county and quasi-governmental agencies were detailed Thursday during the 4th annual “We Mean Business Symposium and Luncheon” hosted by the City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity & Compliance. Held at the Hilton Memphis Hotel, hundreds of minority entrepreneurs were presented...
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The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis is proud to announce this year’s five grantee recipients as well as announcing a new grant cycle. Each grantee will receive $2,500 – 5,000 for their programs. This year’s grant awardees are: The Code Crew Pure Youth Athletic Alliance Binghampton Christian Academy ...