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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...
The histories and traditions of WLOK and The New Tri-State Defender are examined on the most recent segment of "Where Do We Go From Here?" The show, hosted by TSD Associate Publisher/Executive Editor Karanja A. Ajanaku, aired last Sunday on TSDRadio on WLOK.   The conversation involved President Calvin Anderson of Best...
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Tim Green may be a science teacher, but one of his favorite metaphors to tell students is about kitchen appliances. Green was one of seven educators and students who participated in a February storytelling night hosted by Chalkbeat Tennessee, Spillit, and The Knowledge Tree. The stories told centered around school...
By Ashlei Williams, High Ground News Hustler. Socialite. Intermediary. What comes to mind when someone says they are in real estate? Try matchmaker. Leasing Angels, a full-service real estate firm, acts as a leasing agent for apartment communities. As a prospective homebuyer would solicit the services of a Realtor, renters can...
“Nobody can do this for us but us.” To Dr. Wes Bellamy, a city councilman from Charlottsville, Va., that statement by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the rendezvous point for picking up where King left off in the fight for social justice for all. “We are in very serious times,”...
The Sage Restaurant was abuzz Friday night with Tennessee Regional Black Millennial Convention members, who came out to meet and greet each other in the kickoff of Memphis’ first gathering of the organization. The convention -- dubbed the “Black Millennials Unbossed & Unapologetic Summit” -- was designed to shift into...
by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender More than 800 people attended the 17th annual “Memphis Living Legends 2019” service at New Sardis Baptist Church on Feb. 24. “This is a day of celebration where we honor so many, who mean so much to so many,” said Pastor...
Building a website, creating a branding strategy or a new logo are projects that can take months and cost thousands of dollars. Not in Memphis. In the span of just a weekend, 60 local technology and marketing professionals completed those projects, and more, for 15 regional nonprofit organizations, and did all...
Heritage Tours, which principal operator Elaine Turner describes as the state’s first African-American-owned tour company, no longer is overseeing the blue-and-white shotgun house that reflects the meager beginnings of W.C. Handy, renowned as the “Father of the Blues.” Situated on the east end of the Beale Street Entertainment District, the...
The Vintage901 Festival is envisioned as a feast for the eyes and the palate, attracting modern-day Epicureans to a three-day celebration, featuring all things Memphis – food, wines and music. The third-annual event is Friday through Sunday (March 1-3). Tickets for the Grand Tasting event at the Crosstown Concourse and...