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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, at an event at Circuit...
With several dozen North Memphis residents on hand for " a show of force," the Memphis City Council on Tuesday put off its initial vote on a proposed land use and development plan envisioned as a 20-year road map. New Chicago CDC spokesperson Dr. Carnita Atwater said the residents she...
Services for Monroe James Edwards Sr., the owner of M.J. Edwards Funeral Home, begin with visitation services today (March 20) and conclude with a celebration of his life at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church on Friday. Mr. Edwards passed away at his home last Thursday. He was 92. J.S. Edwards, Edwards’...
Monroe James Edwards Sr. consoled many Memphis families in the loss of their loved ones. Thursday morning, the proprietor of M.J. Edwards Funeral Home passed away at home, surrounded by his family. He was 92. Monroe James Edwards Jr. reflected on how much his father loved the funeral business because...
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 business enterprise (MWBE) contracts. “Our MWBE...
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 and her team of skilled...
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 North Memphis and in this...
Award-winning journalist and author Jesse J. Holland, who authored the official companion novel to the Academy Award-winning movie blockbuster “Black Panther,” was among those getting nods at the Nominees Luncheon for the NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon held in Los Angeles last Saturday (March 8). Sponsored by FedEx, the NAACP...
During the last Shelby County Board of Education meeting in February, something remarkable happened. Two teens led the charge to put bus passes in the hands of high school students with no access to transportation. Getting to school is a huge problem, and working a job after school is out...
by Shambreon Richardson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender A mission trip to Haiti in January left lasting impressions and life-lessons that have affected my spiritual orbit for the better. I mentioned my journey during a meeting with my internship supervisor at The New Tri-State Defender. That led to this opportunity...