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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)...

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...