UA-48052453-1

Special to TSDMemphis.com

157 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

Diversity Business Enterprise Initiative launched at UTHSC

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has launched a Diversity Business Enterprise Initiative to assist and encourage more small businesses and businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities to pursue business opportunities with the university. The initiative formalizes efforts underway for...

Diversity-minded Mid-South Baptist Association now moderated by Pastor Derrick Joyce

by Aisling Maki The Rev. Derrick Joyce, senior pastor of Monument of Love Baptist Church, is the first African-American moderator of the Mid-South Baptist Association (MSBA), whose purpose is a network that connects diverse Baptists churches throughout the region. Joyce, a third-generation pastor with a passion...

Millennials ‘pushing past the pain’ of sickle cell

by Cathy F. Hart, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Sickle cell “warrior” Juveiane Richards lives with the inherited disease that he knows from experience can deliver episodes of pain known as pain crisis. Often, you can find him in the company of caregiver Ashton...

The making of ‘All Things Are Possible,’ a nonprofit that shows young people the world

by Stacey J. Smith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender When Keesha Dancy retired from the U.S. Army after 26 successful years, she had no idea that the years served was preparing her for another type of service. A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Dancy...

PERSPECTIVE: The value of ‘going’ to college in high school

by Brittany Holst (Brittany Holst was Brittany Jackson when she contributed to The New Tri-State Defender as the iTeen reporter. Now she’s married and helping a local company with its logistics. Recently, she spoke during the pinning ceremony at Southwest Early College High School.) I remember...

JUST FOR KICKS: New Memphis soccer era kicking in with eclectic vibe

by Brian Clay, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Memphis 901 FC -- the funky name of the new United Soccer League franchise -- has an eclectic vibe suitable for the “Home of the Blues.” Yes, Memphis, the “world’s game” has finally come back to...

Women’s political caucus lands in Memphis for annual meeting

The year 2018 has been touted as the year of the woman with women overwhelmingly running for political office in local, state and congressional arenas. This renewed sense of optimism for the future was the perfect backdrop for the National Women’s Political Caucus’ (NWPC)annual...

TAKING NOTE: What did Paul “Bear” Bryant have in common with Dr. Martin L. King Jr.?

by Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr. The 2018 football season is well underway. Pollsters have made their picks for the pre-season and schedules have been made and modified for the madness. Motorhomes, SUVs and grills have been prepared for travel. The tailgate parties, in...

Women’s political caucus lands in Memphis for annual meeting

The year 2018 has been touted as the year of the woman with women overwhelmingly running for political office in local, state and congressional arenas. This renewed sense of optimism for the future was the perfect backdrop for the National Women’s Political Caucus’ annual...

Owner of Aretha Franklin’s birthplace fights to stay included in final decision on house

by Johnesha Harris City officials, supporters of Aretha Franklin and the current homeowner Vera House appeared in Environmental Court Tuesday morning to get an update on decisions for the small house that the "Queen of Soul" once lived in. House, who has raised 12 children in...