Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Rough start challenges LeMoyne-Owen’s Magicians

by Keith Sanders The Magicians of The LeMoyne-Owen College will take two sets of numbers – 4-8, 1-6 – with them when they take the court against Morehouse in Atlanta on Thursday. LOC has won four times and lost eight so far into the 2017-18 basketball...

Brother, can you please spare some change?

by Sandra (Saidi) Upchurch, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Quite often, I have been asked by strangers, “sister, can you spare your change with me?” Usually, the request is money to buy food or gasoline. If I had any spare change I would gladly...

For Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., it’s time to make a move

by T. LaShaun Wallace, Special to The New Tri-State Defender After 25 years of leading the congregation at New Sardis Baptist Church, Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray, Jr., will retire next month, culminating an illustrious run at the historic church. “You followed and supported me in civic,...

Nation of Islam training seminar challenges the ‘less-than’ syndrome

 Lee R. Watkins, Special to The New Tri-State Defender When one mentions martial arts and religion in the same context, naturally the association that comes to mind is Asian culture or Eastern religions. Martial arts, however, is also prevalent in the Islamic community, where it...

Two tax-friendly retirement plans for the self-employed

by Charles Sims Jr. Special to The New Tri-State Defender Like most business owners, you may devote most of your time, energy, and profits to running and growing your company. But keep in mind that you are likely on your own when it comes to saving...

The opioid crisis in Shelby County is very real

by Brian Clay In Shelby County, opioid use has gone from a mild concern to a full-blown crisis affecting all Memphians regardless of economic, social, racial or even spiritual background. The opioid crisis has become serious enough for Shelby County Commission Chairwoman Heidi Shafer to make...

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)...