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PERSPECTIVE: Memphis has the power!

by Dr. Stephen Smith (Since 1993, Dr. Stephen A. Smith has led the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization working to promote responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast.” People in...

Trump’s Racist Beef Could Make LaVar Ball A Lot of Money

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U.S. President Donald Trump (left) at the White House July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images). LaVar Ball, (right) looks on during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Mike...

SPOTLIGHT: Top 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professionals

All Toni Mason, CEO of Dazzle Creative Dance & Movement, needed was the question. She was more than ready to weigh in on the importance of the Top 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professionals gala. “It gives dynamic individuals and leaders a platform of recognition...

Steve Bannon tells black business leaders to demand better

By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon told a group of black South Carolina business leaders Friday that he understands the frustration they and others might feel at not being able to grow their businesses. "Minority entrepreneurs are the...

Healthcare choices: Preferred provider or high deductible?

by Charles Sims Jr. , Special to The New Tri-State Defender More than half of large U.S. companies offer employees a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). When an HDHP is offered, employees often have a choice between the HDHP and a traditional preferred provider organization (PPO) plan....

Black farmers ask Trump to affirm ruling against USDA in race-bias lawsuit

by Lee R. Watkins, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Despite some controversial court rulings against it, the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association continues to fight and has seen momentum swing in its favor.  Now, the Memphis-based organization is asking President Donald Trump not to intervene...

Tennessee to offer retraining ‘warranty’ for technical grad

NASHVILLE — Tennessee is introducing a warranty for its community and technical college programs by offering free retraining if an employer says a graduate's skills set comes up short. Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings discussed the warranty program during budget hearings Tuesday. For someone...

UPDATED: Services set for Friday for TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II

The home-going service for Bernal E. Smith II, publisher of The New Tri-State Defender and a committed servant leader, has been set for Friday. Mr. Smith died at his home Sunday afternoon. His wife, Towanda Smith, said doctors attributed his death to natural causes. He was 45. Mt....

BIZ PROFILE: Sugar’s Hair Gallery and Spa

by Paula Anderson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Antonia Gambrell, a licensed cosmetologist, has been styling and encouraging women to feel good about themselves through hair care design for over 20 years.  Whether your hair is relaxed or natural, she can create a style...

First Tennessee increases focus on diversity and inclusion

First Tennessee Bank elevated Lynne Walker’s status 27 months as the bank sought to enhance its strategy for diversity and inclusion in the company and its communities. According to information released this week, First Tennessee has more than doubled its diversity spend in two years...