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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...
by Ike Griffith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Memphis youth is one of Mayor Jim Strickland’s top priorities since the beginning of his administration. During the Mayor’s first term, summer employment for youth grew from 1,000 to 1,750 (a 75 percent increase) for the MPLOY Summer Experience Program that...
One of the greatest honors in sports is to hang a player’s jersey in the rafters. it means that the team you played for considers you an all-time great. So count Alex Lomax as one of the all-time greats to ever play at East High School. Lomax's jersey was retired...
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Kirk Whalum will be honored with a note on the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame on September 12 at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Halloran Centre. The ceremony will be followed by a lunchtime mini-concert. Surrounded by music from an early age – in his father’s church,...
DNA and a family name do not always a close connection make. Practically any member of any family of any size will attest to this truism. Sometimes the name and DNA are all that family members have in common.     Such was the situation between former Memphis Mayor Henry...
The Memphis/Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) is the agency that should take the lead in driving economic development locally, according to a study of four cities of comparable size and demographics. EDGE is the agency that is controlled by the Shelby County Commission and the City Council, but...
Volunteers from across Memphis are encouraged to participate in the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance spearheaded by Volunteer Memphis next Tuesday. The daylong events, which include two service projects and an invitation-only recognition reception, will support military members, Memphis police officers and firefighters, and emergency medical teams. Volunteer Memphis has...
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Volunteer Memphis and Leadership Memphis are hosting their third annual MLK Days of Service weekend. There will be multiple service projects throughout the weekend of Jan. 18-21 to commemorate Dr. King’s life and legacy. Volunteer Memphis hopes to bring together volunteers from...
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Three Memphis Police Department officers have been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into an encounter and series of events that ended with 25-year-old Martavious Banks in the hospital as the result of an officer-involved shooting. Banks still was listed in critical condition at Regional One Health Medical Center...
“I guess I discovered a secret that really is no secret,” Doris Hill told those gathered at Southwind Country Club for an event hosted by PWAP – Pink With A Purpose – a nonprofit offering support and resources for cancer patients. What’s the “secret?” “(W)hatever may be your challenge, you and...