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Live! Memphis & ‘Dr. Jackie’ are ‘Going Positively Pink to Beat Breast Cancer’

The 2021 Live! Memphis Breast Health Summit is going virtual with Dr. Jacqueline Walters of Bravo TV’s hit series “Married to Medicine” as the keynote speaker. The event is set for May 1 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dr. Jackie, as she is affectionately called,...

Greater Memphis Media continues scholarship tradition

The fifth annual Greater Memphis Media Scholarship Awards presentation was held at LeMoyne-Owen College on Tuesday. “It’s about providing one of the pinnacles of social justice – education opportunities – for HBCU's and (about) recognizing Shelby County Schools educators for excellence under incredible circumstances,” said...

Former state Sen. Thelma Harper – a ‘transformative’ trailblazer – dies at 80

Trailblazing former Tennessee state lawmaker Thelma Harper, who became the first African-American woman elected to the state Senate, died Thursday. She was 80. The longtime Nashville lawmaker’s daughter, Linda Harper, said in a statement that her mother died “peacefully and unexpectedly” Thursday while holding her...

Memphis Branch NAACP, partners detail Uplift Our Community grants

For the third consecutive year and amid an enhanced need, the Memphis Branch of the NAACP, the Kroger Stores-Delta Division and The New Tri-State Defender are teaming up to provide Uplift Our Community grants for local nonprofits. “We are so appreciative to once again be...

LENS & LINES: ‘The 100’ rising …

The Rise of 100 Moral Leaders Inductees Ceremony was held outside of the Historic House of Mtenzi Museum, 1289 Madison Ave., last Sunday (April 4).  Stanley Campbell, aka Cam Mtenzi, said the inspiration for what he envisions as movement of 300 moral leaders is drawn...

SisterReach to open boutique-style community food pantry, clothes closet on April 5

SisterReach, a Black-woman-led nonprofit advocating for the human rights of Black women, women of color, teens, LGBT+ people and their families, has launched its latest community resource, Pearl’s Pantry. The pantry provides an experience combining the basic needs of the community with a safe, upscale...

Historic Clayborn Temple going live with ‘Thrive’

Historic Clayborn Temple – as a way to cultivate sustainable, thriving Black communities – is hosting Thrive, a live virtual event, on April 5. The aim is to increase awareness of restorative economics, contributing to the establishment of cooperatives and other restorative economic models in...

Seagram’s Escapes to showcase female entrepreneurs with panel discussion series

The first in a series of Seagram’s Escapes virtual panels showcasing female entrepreneurs goes live tonight (March 26) with a trio of trailblazers sharing insights, tips and tricks for success during an event moderated by author and digital personality Africa Miranda. The inaugural panel is...

University students deliver double-digit returns in TVA Investment Challenge

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University students in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Investment Challenge Program delivered double-digit returns in 2020, outpacing the S&P 500 Total Return Index for the calendar year, despite tremendous market volatility brought on by COVID-19. “The year 2020 was difficult, and to see...

ISSUES OF RACE: Black woman becomes face of Missouri following NAACP warning

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Black woman has become the face of Missouri’s tourism campaign, nearly four years after the NAACP warned travelers that their civil rights may not be respected if they visit the state. The Missouri Division of Tourism kicked off the...