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Stone ‘Eben’ Awards 2021 — a gala with a rise-up message

The 26th Annual Stone “EBEN” Awards gala -- held at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center (Oct. 9) -- was a rise-up affair. Hosted by Stanley “Cam Mtenzi” Campbell and the House of Mtenzi Museum (1289 Madison Ave.), the red-carpet affair annually honors “the leaders, pioneers,...

First of two redistricting virtual meetings is Oct. 14

The Shelby County Commission is launching a new website to share with Shelby County residents proposed redistricting maps for consideration. The website – www.myshelbytndistricts.com – is available now for residents to review and comment on the maps and participate in virtual meetings to learn more. The...

Postal worker fatally shoots two before killing himself

The third high-profile shooting in or near Memphis in weeks left two U.S. Postal Service workers dead and a third employee – identified as the shooter – died from a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities said Tuesday. U.S. Postal Inspector Susan Link said the three postal workers...

Service-oriented life of former City Council member Barbara Swearengen Ware ends at 82

Barbara Swearengen Ware valued the good that people do over a lifetime of service. She said as much a few years back when saluted at The New Tri-State Defender’s 65th Anniversary Legends and Leaders Gala. The long-serving, former Memphis City Councilwoman – a passionate fighter...

Council embraces ordinance protecting city’s water supply

by James Coleman -- An ordinance crafted to protect Memphis’ water supply from future oil pipeline projects and withstand legal challenges sailed through the Memphis City Council on a 13-0 vote Tuesday (Sept. 21). “You asked me to come forward with a comprehensive ordinance that dovetailed...

Community Baby Shower seeks to ‘bless’ families with small children

Riverside Missionary Baptist Church is having its third annual Sip & See Community Baby Shower from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday (September 25). During the drive-thru event, 200 families with children ages five and under will receive free gift baskets that include items...

5th Annual WLOK Black Film Festival to kick off four-day run

WLOK’s 5th annual Black Film Festival featuring black artists and film producers in the motion picture industry begins Thursday (September 23) and continues through Sunday. Sponsored by WLOK radio and the Gilliam Foundation, the Black Film Festival offers a variety of films that focus on...

TVA plans to ‘engage, inform and listen’ during virtual meetings on Allen coal ash removal

Amid uneasiness about its earlier announced plans to relocate coal ash from the shuttered Allen Fossil Plant to a landfill east of Memphis International Airport, TVA has set two community meetings, with the first on Wednesday (Sept. 22). Memphis City Council members on Aug. 3...

Memphis District Golf Classic returns for a second year

Anyone familiar with Charles L. Ewing Sr. knows that the president/CEO of Ewing Moving & Storage is passionate about golf and that his love for the game far predates the role he fills in helping to make sure golf remains an integral part of...