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At 8, Trevor Thompson Jr. starts a new legacy

by Jerome Robinson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender On November 10th of 2016, Dr. Trevor K. Thompson’s life came to an end. Trevor is how most people know him. He was the guy with the big smile, the big heart and big dreams. He dedicated...

Briefs and Things: The Memphis (TN) Chapter of the Links, Inc. to celebrate 65th Anniversary

The Memphis (TN) Chapter of the Links, Inc. to celebrate 65th Anniversary The Memphis (TN) Chapter of the Links, Inc., the “Grand Dame” of Tennessee Link Chapters, will celebrate 65 years of community service on October 7. Accented by a “jubilant and exuberant party,” the celebration...

Truth-singing gospel artist Jonathan Nelson to headline LINCS concert

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Gospel artist Jonathan Nelson – a multiple winner of Stellar Awards – sings about what he believes. So when he sounds out the first verse of “Anything Can Happen,” he’s giving testament to his belief that “because God is near, anything can happen in...

LEGACY: Legendary Memphis wrestling commentator Lance Russell dies

(WMC) - Memphis wrestling legend Lance Russell died Tuesday morning at the age of 91. "I cried all the way home. It was tough," Brown said."Lance and I were friends, coworkers, partners for 53 years, and in all that time we never had a single...

WORKFORCE READY: AT&T donates to the College of Applied Technology in Memphis

As part of AT&T’s continuing commitment to supporting quality education across Tennessee, the company has donated $3,000 to the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Memphis. The contribution will provide for the purchase of network storage units which help support training for high-skill jobs requiring...

Manhood University to start fall series on Oct. 7

The fall series of Manhood University, a six-week City of Memphis program created to inspire men to build up their communities, find jobs and create stronger relationships, will begin Oct. 7. "This program cultivates men by engaging, encouraging and empowering them to become more productive...

MLK50 faith leaders to launch Moral Mondays initiative

MLK50 faith leaders will launch the Moral Mondays in Memphis series at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church on Oct. 16. As part of the National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK50 Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Moral Mondays in Memphis is...

Michelle Obama Reveals The One Food She Just Doesn’t Like

Former First Lady Michelle Obama may be a huge advocate for eating fresh fruits and vegetables, but she recently revealed there's one vegetable she just doesn't like: beets. In a recent interview with Food & Wine, Obama shared that, while she'll eat just about anything, she's...