Sunday, January 24, 2021

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TSDtv: Reactions as the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue came down

TSD freelance photojournalist Johnathan Martin captured the raw emotion of onlookers as the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue was removed. Check out this raw footage (some clips may contain explicit language). https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLQ_gBtRVsqRi2RtnPwKfLhi-2dFYZpIXp&v=apHKnrHmPos&layout=gallery

For the young readers in your holiday heart

by Phyllis Dixon, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Giving a child a book provides a gift to be enjoyed now and helps develop an essential life skill – reading proficiency. The National Education Association has found that “reading proficiency is associated with higher test...

TSU Medical researcher leads fight against against brain tumors

by Michael McClendon NASHVILLE -- (TSU News Service) People suffering from brain tumors could receive better medical care as a result of research currently being done by one of Tennessee State University’s leading medical scientists. Dr. Quincy Quick, TSU associate professor of Biology, said by investigating the protein Microtubule...

Tennessee State University health experts to everyone: Get your flu shots!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – If you’re still unsure about whether or not to get a flu shot, Tennessee State University researchers have a message for you: Stop thinking about it, and get one. This comes as the National Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

MONEY MATTERS: Consider a Roth for Tax-Free Retirement Income

By Charles Sims Jr., Special to TSDMemphis.com Contributing to a traditional IRA or an employer-sponsored retirement plan may offer a current-year tax benefit by reducing taxable income. However, distributions — including any earnings — are taxed as ordinary income. By contrast, contributions to a Roth IRA...

Teachable moment: Whitney School students engaged in community-based opposition to landfill expansion

The image of an expanded landfill near the doorsteps of Whitney Achievement Elementary School now has students involved in a community-based effort to make sure it does not become a reality. “We [Whitney School leaders and faculty) had been communicating with the parents of our...

The Blvd. presents Avery Sunshine in ‘Noel! Noel!’

Avery Sunshine, soul singer and award-winning artist, returns to Memphis as featured artist for Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church’s annual Christmas celebration on December 8 at 7:30 p.m. With her musical roots in church, Avery grew up singing in her church choir in Pennsylvania. Later, she...

MONEY MATTERS: Know the Required Minimum Distribution Rules

by Charles Sims Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender Many people wait as long as possible to withdraw funds from tax-deferred retirement plans such as IRAs and 401(k)s in order to give their investments more time to grow. But the IRS won't let you...

I AM MEMPHIS?

By The Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Special to TSDMemphis.com Jesus was a poor black peasant preacher. Jesus led a religious and political revolution against Rome. Jesus’s revolutionary behavior and public proclamations got him executed – or what we’ve come to call “crucified” – by the...

First Tennessee grant funds Orange Mound parent center

A charter school in Orange Mound has received a $5,000 grant towards the innovation of its parent resource center on Friday, November 17. Arrow Academy of Excellence was awarded the grant last Friday (November 17) from First Tennessee’s Community Development Fund, which was created to...
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