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Here’s something you don’t see everyday, a black-owned brewery. Out of the 66 breweries in Georgia, only one is black-owned: Down Home Brewing. Chris Reeves and William Allen Moore, the two men behind the brewery, started canning beer in March 2018 at BlueTarp, Georgia’s smallest production brewery, east of downtown...
A conference of people with a view of “end times” that differs from a more commonly held view will unfold in Memphis over a three-day stretch later this month. The Memphis Eschatology (End-times) Conference 2018 will be held at the Church of Christ, 33 E. Raines Rd. October 19-20.  As a...
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During the premiere episode of LeBron James’ new HBO show, The Shop, James, flanked by Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, business partner Maverick Carter and professional athletes Candace Parker, Odell Beckham Jr. and Draymond Green, explains to Stewart the structure of the black barbershop. Seated in the center chair, James runs...
Speakers, labs, worship, lunch and free resources for student ministries – Welcome to The Josiah Experience. “This event will be an investment and encourage those youth pastors and their teams that are making a lasting impact in the lives of students,” said the Rev. Bobby Hampton Jr., youth and young...
by Stacey J. Smith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender When Dr. Brenda Caldwell won a citywide art contest as a first grader at Vollentine Elementary School, she had no idea that it would propel her toward turning paper towels into transformative works of art. Fast forward 40 years and Caldwell is...
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...
  by Shambreon Richardson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Tucked on the backside of Black Restaurant Week, the Soulful Food Truck Festival generated positive vibes that had attendees going in and out of Clayborn Temple in pursuit of mulitiple options to have good times. There was easy access to 20-plus vendors...
Fifty-five years last fall, 
local history was being
 made at what’s now the
 University of Memphis
 (then, Memphis State Uni
versity). Barbara Mull, my 
mother, along with six of 
her peers – Sue Parham,
 Jackie Briggs (Sales), 
Shirley Hill (Jones), Billie
Gayle Baker (Gholson),
Velma Wallace (Jones) 
and Claudine Stansbury,
 crossed Delta...
I was chasing a big story in a small Texas town when I came face to face to with my own biases. My trip to central Texas had not been an easy one. The man I came to interview declined to speak with me without saying why. As an African...
So… an aging parent begins to slip into the gloomy abyss of dementia. Say, a mother. At first, forgetting little things like where she laid the car keys are easily hidden. But the disease gradually starts to encroach on the simplest of tasks. A drive to the neighborhood “dollar...