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Legendary photojournalist Dr. Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prolific photographers to document the lives of African Americans in Memphis. A new book on Dr. Withers’ early work is in the works, but several photos need identification. That’s where YOU come in! Are you a history buff? Perhaps...
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The Guardian/YouTube We talk about it. We joke about it. We resent it. We reinforce it. We rage about it. Anyone who has lived this life as a black person—and especially, a black woman—knows all too well the loaded conversation that is colorism. It’s a worldwide epidemic, and not one unique...
(blackchristiannews.com) – It took national bestselling author Daniel Whyte III nearly 10 years to complete his work “The Lost Souls of Black Folk & White Folk,” which tackles the issues of America’s sin, God’s judgment, the Church’s failures, and the enduring problem of the color line. And while Whyte first...
TSD Editor's Note: As Memphians, it can be easy to take some of our local treasures for granted. Most Memphians certainly appreciate the National Civil Rights Museum at The Lorraine Motel, but sometimes, it helps to see what's in your own back yard with fresh eyes. Through our content sharing relationship with TheRoot.com, we found this piece by Panama Jackson on her experience at The Lorraine Motel.
If you watch closely the mourning of Nipsey Hussle, you will notice that it feels a bit different than that of other rappers who departed too soon. He didn’t just connect with people through music, but through a business ethic and dedication to positive change that is a very...
The Lane College Memphis Alumni Chapter may be the most active alumni association connected to the Jackson, Tenn.-based college, says Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church Pastor Peris J. Lester I, a Lane College alum. “Each year at homecoming, we raise $100,000 to donate to Lane College. This includes fundraisers, individual...
The Memphis Heritage Trail (MHT) is hosting the 2019 Summer Teacher Institute: Road to Civil Rights. The program will capitalize on a wealth of historical and cultural resources that demonstrate an understanding of the contributions African-Americans have made to the City of Memphis. Educators attending the Summer Institute will acquire...
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By JOSEPH PISANI and GARY GERARD HAMILTON The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified." The pizza chain said Friday that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials and promoting Papa John's in other ways. The company hopes O'Neal...
by Harlan McCarthy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender After closing her recent keynote lecture at the 10th Annual Women’s Honor Conference at the University of Memphis University Center, iconic poet Nikki Giovanni fielded a question that provided a snippet of her philosophy about contradictions. The backdrop for her take on...
by George Larrimore, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Midtown Memphis Development Corporation is honoring Sonia Walker, for her commitment to improving lives in Memphis through her work at First Congregational Church, where she is Associate Pastor. Walker will receive a Mojo of Midtown Award, at an event at Circuit...