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Free nature outing for Mental Health Awareness Day Oct. 1

The 2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness Day at Epping Way is set for Saturday (Oct. 1). The free event reflects the teamwork of the Wolf River Conservancy, Sylvamo and Memphis Shelby County Schools. It is designed to make use of nature to teach problem solving...

Experience the Power of Pink Community Health Fair

The Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC) and Center for Transforming Communities will host the Power of Pink Community Health Fair on October 8 at the Connect Center from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The theme for the free breast cancer awareness event is “Educate. Empower....

Southwest calls on Dr. Jacqueline Taylor to help set College’s strategic vision

For Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, serving as Southwest Tennessee Community College’s first chief strategy officer and chief of staff means coming back to the future. Taylor served as associate vice president for Retention and Student Success at Southwest (2016-21) before her recent stint as a leadership,...

The Carter Malone Group lands a ‘Firm of the Year’ honor from U.S. Commerce Dept.

A company that nets a Minority Enterprise Development Award has earned the highest level of national recognition that a minority-owned firm can receive from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Among the 2022 winners is The Carter Malone Group of Memphis. Founded in 2003 by President/CEO...

Meet Ms. Tennessee Corporate America

Betina Hunt was crowned the first Ms. Tennessee Corporate America last Sunday (Sept. 18) during a ceremony at The Board Room at Hickory Ridge Mall. Hunt is the former chapter president of the Greater Memphis Chapter of International Association of Women, chief financial officer for...

COMING NEXT WEEK: 6th Annual WLOK Black Film Festival

The 6th annual WLOK Black Film Festival featuring Black artists and film producers in the motion picture industry begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues through Sunday, September 18. Sponsored by WLOK radio and the Gilliam Foundation, the Black Film Festival offers a variety of films...

Memphis District Laymen set to tee up with Penny Hardaway

The Memphis District Laymen, which is composed of 72 Baptist churches in the City of Memphis, has joined with University of Memphis Tigers Men’s Basketball Coach Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway to host the official golf tournament of the Southern Heritage Classic. The debut of the Penny...

National gospel artist Zacardi Cortez to highlight the 47th WLOK Stone Soul Picnic

Local gospel greats, along with some of the nation’s most prestigious gospel singers, will headline the 47th annual WLOK Stone Soul Picnic this weekend. Set for 3 p.m. to 9 p.m on Saturday (September 3) at the Overton Park Shell, 1928 Poplar Ave., the WLOK...

BREAKING NEWS: CFO Toni Williams lands interim superintendent slot

With her nomination submitted by Memphis Shelby County Schools Board Commissioner Althea Green, Tutonial "Toni" Williams has stepped into the role of interim superintendent. Williams is the chief financial officer for Memphis Shelby County Schools (MSCS). The board voted unanimously for Williams, who will guide...

Multiple State Press Awards reflect TSD’s core-level commitment to serving its readers

The New Tri-State Defender won six top awards, including three first-place finishes, in the Tennessee Press Association’s 2022 newspaper contest co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee system, which has been part of the annual event since 1940. The awards were announced on Friday (Aug. 26)...