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Do You Freelance? TSD looking to add to team!

Are you a freelance writer or journalist? Are you a graphic designer or good with a camera? Do you shoot and/or edit video? Are you a blogger or vlogger? Or do you just flat out love your neighborhood, church or organization and want to...

Memphis Urban League launches new Bernal E. Smith II Empowerment Center

Memphis Urban League, a non-profit, nonpartisan, community-based organization that provides direct services and policy advocacy to help individuals and communities reach their full potential, has launched its Bernal E. Smith II Empowerment Center. The center is an extension of the the Memphis Urban League's “Save...

‘It’s time,’ says Rep. Turner in deciding not to run for re-election

Rep. Johnnie Turner (District 85) is very much familiar with the Memphis Branch office of the NAACP on Vance Ave. For a dozen-plus years, she was the group's executive director, working out of the office in service to the community. On Friday morning, Turner made...

LEGACY: Geneva Cooper dies at 103

Geneva Cooper, one of the first African-American librarians in Memphis, passed away Tuesday morning. She was 103. Ms. Cooper worked at the Vance Avenue Branch starting in 1947. The library was renamed the Cornelia Crenshaw Memorial Library in honor of community activist Cornelia Crenshaw in...

Jackson takes his Tennessee tour to TSU for a special ‘Conversation’

by Emmanuel Freeman TSU News Service NASHVILLE – The Rev. Jesse Jackson, renowned civil rights and social justice crusader, discussed voter registration, education, poverty and the commemoration of Black History Month during a forum at Tennessee State University on Tuesday. TSU President Glenda Glover organized the forum,...

Community Town Hall Forum set for Mt. Pisgah CME

The closing of the Kroger store in Orange Mound, the impact of MLK50 and a push for voter registration are all on the agenda of the Community Town Hall Forum set for Sunday at Mt. Pisgah CME Church at 2490 Park Ave. The forum is...

Agape Child & Family Services to host career fair on Feb. 7

Agape Child & Family Services is hiring for more than 30 jobs and is holding a career fair on Feb. 7. The local non-profit will increase its staff size by nearly 40 percent once all positions are filled. The agency a $12 million grant from...

For Pastor Orr, the key to a bigger church is the little-church feel

Rev. Bartholomew Orr
by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell  Special to the New Tri-State Defender …And as I stand before you tonight, I must still say that the Church is the most segregated major institution in America, and we must face the shameful fact that eleven o’clock on Sunday morning, when we stand...

Outing to take students to ‘Black Panther’ screening

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Lee R. Watkins Special to The New Tri-State Defender Excitement for the superhero film “Black Panther” is riding a high nationally and now Shelby County Schools students are hoping to join in the fun. John Best, broadcast operations advisor for the school district, is leading a...

MLK50: Remembering Cole and Walker

Fifty years to the day (Feb. 1) that City of Memphis sanitation workers Echol Cole and Robert Walker were crushed to death inside of their trucks’ garbage barrel, the tragic accident was recounted near where it happened at Colonial Rd. and Verne. Cole and Walker...
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