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Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson set the precursor of Black History Month in 1926 with Negro History Week, the second week in February. The celebration was set between the birthdays of legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass and “The Great Emancipator” President Abraham Lincoln. At , Black History Month culminated with a call for...
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...
The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Davis will become superintendent of the Mississippi River District in the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church beginning March 1. Davis follows the Rev. Kevin Conrad who will become senior pastor of Cookeville First UMC in Cookeville, Tennessee, in the Tennessee Conference. The Mississippi River District...
Monumental Baptist Church is where the Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles pastored for more than five decades. The church’s annual tributes to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became notable, hosting attendees eager to hear Kyles’ unique, eyewitness details of being on that balcony when shots rant out, killing...
Castalia Baptist Church, 2180 Airways Blvd., is accepting applications for its fourteenth annual college tour. Under trustee Meka Egwuekwe, the church will lead more than 40 high school students on a tour of seven historically black college campuses in Alabama and Georgia as part of its annual rotating schedule of...
The sound of worship will waft from the Studio on the Square shortly after the 9 a.m. hour on Sunday (Jan. 20) as the Rev. Dr. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr. ushers in a new ministry. Dubbed the Greater Works Fellowship, Hutchinson sees his new ministry as “a new movement...
There was no separation of church and state Tuesday morning during the 28th Annual Prayer Breakfast as pastors prayed fervently for the city and elected officials stirred supporters with projections and promises in the new year. It was a mix of church service and political rally. What began in 1990...
Gospel music lovers bountiful in number have nominated, endorsed and named their picks for the inaugural “Victory! Gospel Music Series.” Votes for the most named choirs and crowd-pleasing favorites have been tallied. And 10 of Memphis’ best will take the stage to fill the coffers of four worthy charities. “Victory!” –...
by Kelley Evans Deion Sanders knew all about success. He had won two Super Bowls and appeared in a World Series. He’d become a father, made a lot of money, even released an album. Yet in 1997 at the prime of it all, he drove his car off a cliff, ready to...