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#ACCESS901: Preachers work out to strengthen their bodies — and spirit

I hope you receive this in the spirit in which it is given. But y’all first-of-the-year gym people fray my nerves. I’m always next to the one go-hard lady on the elliptical. My eyes are rolling all over my head. Working out is a lifestyle...

WATCH: BET’s all-male talk show ‘Mancave’ stirs up controversy pitting Kim Kardashian against Lamar Odom

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIXvh9rXWJs&w=560&h=349]BET’s highly anticipated new late-night series, Mancave, premiered tonight and the innovative talk show is already causing a stir.Mancave is an innovative new talk show hosted by four men who have no intention of holding anything back as they attempt to invite the...

Honored to witness recognition of Memphis, stars at 49th NAACP Image Awards

PASADENA, Calif. – The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards brought together some of the country’s most beloved stars on Monday night, and I was honored to spend this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with them. The show, hosted by “black-ish”...

GritGrintGrizz: PLAY TO WIN: Five reasons the Grizzlies should NOT tank

  Tanking?  The Grizzlies should try to lose games so they can land a top pick? Seriously? Look, I get the logic. I'm not a huge follower of college hoops but I understand there are some phenomenally talented players, like superstar potential talent in the draft. And yes,...

MLK50: ‘An Education Dream’

When Mendell Grinter moved to Memphis two and a half years ago one of his first visits was to the National Civil Rights Museum. As an advocate for education, specifically for students and families of color, he was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King...

Rev. Rosalyn R. Nichols: The church, women’s rights and the #MeToo movement — Where do we go from here?

by Rev. Rosalyn Regina Nichols, Special to The New Tri-State Defender As an African-American woman, I find myself pondering a question that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked 50-plus years ago: “Where do we go from here?” I do so in the shadow of the #MeToo...

Video: Corey Booker aims rage at DHS Secretary over Trump’s “s–thole” remarks

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At some point, dear reader, what's happening in our country right now isn't about Democrats or Republicans, "so-called liberals" and "so-called conservatives." It's about the very fabric of our nation. It's about what it means to be an American. That's why I was pumping my...

‘Black Colleges in the Age of Trump’ documentary examines President’s treatment of HBCUs

(Instagram: Spellman)When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos used historically black colleges and universities as emblematic of her whole “school choice” concept, many people, and not just black people, found that as amusing as they did frustrating. What she failed to grasp was that these schools...

SLIKDESHOW: Grizzlies’ MLK Symposium asks: “Where do we go from here?”

As usual, before the MLK game, the Memphis Grizzlies host a panel discussion with their Sports Legacy honorees, to talk about issues, progress and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. TSD Photographer Warren Roseborough caught highlights of the discussion. And if you'd like to...

Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laverne Cox and more deliver #TimesUp speech at NAACP Image Awards

#TimesUp pic.twitter.com/tO5cu4v5sw — TV One (@tvonetv) January 16, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The NAACP Image Awards are always a time to celebrate black culture, but the fact that this year’s show fell on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday made it an even more powerful event. After host, Anthony Anderson opened...