Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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PERSPECTIVE: Memphis has the power!

by Dr. Stephen Smith (Since 1993, Dr. Stephen A. Smith has led the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization working to promote responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast.” People in...

PERSPECTIVE: New blood pressure standards should not frighten

by Tiffany Everheart, Special to The New Tri-State Defender (The number of U.S. adults considered to have high blood pressure will increase dramatically under new guidelines implemented by medical experts last week. LPN Tiffany Evereart weighs in on the importance of the change.) My name is...

Where the ‘Breaking the Cycle of Delinquency’ symposium fell short

By Cardell Orrin Before-and-after success stories work because they’re shorthand for transformation. So when former youth offenders took the stage during a youth voice portion of the recent University of Memphis Public Safety Institute “Breaking the Cycle of Delinquency” symposium, the audience was keen to...

Handy Heritage Awards deliver annual 2-in-1 pleasure

For the 21st year – as in years past – the Annual W.C. Handy Heritage Awards served to honor “Authentic Beale Street Musicians” and treat attendees to the music that earned the artists such acclaim. Case in point: After awards presenter Elaine Lee Turner delivered...

High blood pressure redefined: 130 is the new high

By Lee R. Watkins, Special to TSDMemphis.com The number of U.S. adults considered to have high blood pressure will increase dramatically under new guidelines implemented by medical experts on Monday. The guidelines, published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, were presented...

The need for a ‘holistic approach’ forward

by Tami Sawyer, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where he has spent two decades “practicing and preaching a Black theology that unapologetically” calls attention to the...

SLIDESHOW: Erolé Exposé Fashion Show Extravaganza (Photos by Tyrone P. Easley)

Stanley E. Smith – president/CEO of Erolé Exposé – added another successful run to his annual Fashion Show Extravaganza during the 28th presentation of the event last Sunday (Nov. 5.) The venue was the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn Memphis Airport Hotel and...

Healthcare choices: Preferred provider or high deductible?

by Charles Sims Jr. , Special to The New Tri-State Defender More than half of large U.S. companies offer employees a high-deductible health plan (HDHP). When an HDHP is offered, employees often have a choice between the HDHP and a traditional preferred provider organization (PPO) plan....

Black farmers ask Trump to affirm ruling against USDA in race-bias lawsuit

by Lee R. Watkins, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Despite some controversial court rulings against it, the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association continues to fight and has seen momentum swing in its favor.  Now, the Memphis-based organization is asking President Donald Trump not to intervene...

National Association of Real Estate Brokers to host Homeownership for Veterans event Tuesday

WHAT: NAREB MEMPHIS, the local chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) is sponsoring a “Homeownership for Veterans” event to encourage the nation’s approximately 20 million Black veterans to learn more about the homeownership process, how to use the VA homebuying...