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by Dena L. Owens, Special to The New Tri-State Defender How can Memphis reduce blight? How will its citizens gain more access to jobs through public transportation? How will the city make neighborhoods safer? These questions are debated daily in social media, offices and homes by native Memphians and transplants alike....
There are a lot of reasons why you might not be able to make it to a Shelby County Commission meeting. Work. Family obligations. Classes. Church responsibilities. That’s why County Commission Chairman Van Turner Jr. is launching a brand new podcast called “The Chairman’s Perspective” on the Memphis-based Kudzukian Network. Co-hosted...
by Nyah Nile, Special to The New Tri-State Defender This girl – me – is “going to slay her lane and she is on fire!” The source of my blaze is the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit held at The Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas last weekend (Feb. 28-March...
Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer has made the decision. She is running for mayor, taking a “social leadership stance.” The first-term District 7 representative will “expound on plans to drive progress and change and broaden impact for Memphis” during a press conference at Makeda’s Homemade Cookies, 488 S. 2nd St.,...
Four months into his new role as TVA’s executive director for Memphis, Mark Creech already has seen and heard enough to know that he has some work to do to address the “TVALiteracy” gap. He made good use of Black History Month, combining the opportunity to talk about African-American icons...
One of the greatest honors in sports is to hang a player’s jersey in the rafters. it means that the team you played for considers you an all-time great. So count Alex Lomax as one of the all-time greats to ever play at East High School. Lomax's jersey was retired...
By Ashlei Williams, High Ground News Hustler. Socialite. Intermediary. What comes to mind when someone says they are in real estate? Try matchmaker. Leasing Angels, a full-service real estate firm, acts as a leasing agent for apartment communities. As a prospective homebuyer would solicit the services of a Realtor, renters can...
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...
by Dena Owens, Special to The New Tri-State Defender JNJ Express, Inc., a family-owned transportation and logistics company based in Memphis, TN, has announced plans to move its current headquarters to the vacant retail center at 5000 American Way. The plan involves an $8.3 million investment and the creation of 610...
Building a website, creating a branding strategy or a new logo are projects that can take months and cost thousands of dollars. Not in Memphis. In the span of just a weekend, 60 local technology and marketing professionals completed those projects, and more, for 15 regional nonprofit organizations, and did all...