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Estella Mayhue-Greer, who has led the Mid South Food Bank as President and CEO since 2011, will retire from the organization effective December 31, 2019. Mayhue-Greer joined Mid-South Food Bank in 1996 as agency relations director, working with the Food Bank’s network of partner agencies, significantly increasing the number of...
“Empowered women, empower women” --  the theme of this year’s annual Tribute Luncheon, hosted by the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis -- is also one of the mottos of the luncheon's keynote speaker, Terri Carmichael Jackson, the executive director of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association. Jackson's notoriety includes...
What began as a motley few dressed in African garb walking to the beat of an African drum has grown 33 years later to an international, culturally-diverse festival that attracts thousands of revelers each year at Robert Church Park in downtown Memphis. An African country is featured each year. The...
Civil rights activist and former state Rep. Johnnie Rodgers Turner will receive the Gold and Blue award as the Manassas Alumni Association celebrates its 26th Unity Brunch at the Holiday Inn – University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Minister...
Since Alvin Crawford, MD, became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in 1964, 400 African-American medical students have followed suit. On April 26-28, the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host its inaugural...
On Thursday (April 18), four Memphis nonprofits will be uplifted themselves with the first Uplift the Community grants. Building Blocks Mentoring Program; Principles of Manhood; Safeways Direct Blight Action Program; and Strong Tower, Staying Power will be presented with their Uplift the Community grants at 11 a.m. at the Memphis...
by Shambreon Richardson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Leather gloves clashing, three bloody noses, one bloody mouth, determination, perseverance and cheers of support from the crowd – all part of Boxing at the Pipkin 3. Spearheaded by the Memphis Office of Youth Services and presented by Mayor Jim Strickland, Boxing...
The Staple Singers’ “Let’s Do It Again” resounded from a speaker before Dr. Willie W. Herenton emerged from the back of the room. He shook hands with people in the crowd as he made his way to the stage to address hundreds of attendees who’d gathered to hear him...
Shelby County Schools Board Member Michelle McKissack was elected to the national Steering Committee of the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) at the National School Board Association annual conference in Philadelphia on March 30, 2019. “This is such a huge honor to serve in this capacity and represent...
MLK51 celebrated on April 4, 2019 produced myriad images associated with commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Downtown Memphis on April 4, 1968. The following images showcase a program at the National...