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Estella Mayhue-Greer, who has led the Mid South Food Bank as President and CEO since 2011, will retire from the organization effective December 31, 2019. Mayhue-Greer joined Mid-South Food Bank in 1996 as agency relations director, working with the Food Bank’s network of partner agencies, significantly increasing the number of...
by Dr.. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender In the early stages of my development in ministry, I listened intently to the words and advice of the elders. One nugget of wisdom that stuck with me was: “I would rather see a sermon any day than...
With so much hatred taking place in the world, it’s good to know that there are some kind, compassionate individuals still carrying out good deeds. According to AL.com, Jamario Howard and friends, JaMychol Baker and Tae Knight, decided to dine with a woman after Howard noticed she was sitting by...
Civil rights activist and former state Rep. Johnnie Rodgers Turner will receive the Gold and Blue award as the Manassas Alumni Association celebrates its 26th Unity Brunch at the Holiday Inn – University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Minister...
Since Alvin Crawford, MD, became the first African-American to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in 1964, 400 African-American medical students have followed suit. On April 26-28, the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host its inaugural...
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...
by Shambreon Richardson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Leather gloves clashing, three bloody noses, one bloody mouth, determination, perseverance and cheers of support from the crowd – all part of Boxing at the Pipkin 3. Spearheaded by the Memphis Office of Youth Services and presented by Mayor Jim Strickland, Boxing...
What is manhood? What are the ways in which it is lacking? How can I, as a man, better myself for my home? Those are just a few questions posed by organizer Lakethen Mason that he hopes can be answered during the Maximizing Manhood Symposium at the Halloran Centre of...
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Tim Green may be a science teacher, but one of his favorite metaphors to tell students is about kitchen appliances. Green was one of seven educators and students who participated in a February storytelling night hosted by Chalkbeat Tennessee, Spillit, and The Knowledge Tree. The stories told centered around school...
by Harlan McCarthy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Music visionary Al Bell – this year’s recipient of the Authur S. Holman Lifetime Achievement Award – still lives on words of inspiration embraced by renowned motivational speaker Zig Ziglar and passed along to Bell by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “It’s...