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THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Clinical trial seeks 200 for drink-mix study

Memphis researchers have opened recruitment of 200 participants with high cholesterol and risks of heart disease for a year-long clinical study of a powdered drink supplement, which initial research reportedly has shown to be beneficial in improving health. The clinical trial plans to examine the...

‘The Brian Clay Chronicles’ return with Memphis poverty focus Jan. 30

The “Big Business of Poverty: Crisis in Memphis” signals the return of “The Brian Clay Chronicles” on Jan. 30. Presented by Greater Memphis Media, Inc., in association with The New Tri-State Defender, the symposium will be held at the National Civil Rights Museum beginning at...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: United Way launches free tax prep program

United Way of the Mid-South has launched its annual Free Tax Prep Program. Individuals and families who earned less than $55,000 in 2018 are encouraged to call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment at a Free Tax Prep location in their ZIP code. United Way will...

MLK90 – Check out this week’s TSD edition

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 90 this year. And Memphians, who engaged in numerous acts of service on the federal holiday, took special note. The New Tri-State Defender will reflect on the day's activities in this week's edition, which publishes on Thursday.  

Castalia Baptist Church recruiting for 14th annual college tour

Castalia Baptist Church, 2180 Airways Blvd., is accepting applications for its fourteenth annual college tour. Under trustee Meka Egwuekwe, the church will lead more than 40 high school students on a tour of seven historically black college campuses in Alabama and Georgia as part of...

‘Come worship with us,’ says Rev. Hutchinson, as he opens new ministry

The sound of worship will waft from the Studio on the Square shortly after the 9 a.m. hour on Sunday (Jan. 20) as the Rev. Dr. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr. ushers in a new ministry. Dubbed the Greater Works Fellowship, Hutchinson sees his new...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: MATA to reduce service on MLK Day, January 21

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day that is being observed on Monday, January 21, the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) will operate as follows: ▪ Fixed route and MATAplus service will operate on a Sunday schedule. ▪ The Main Street and Riverfront Trolley lines...

Martin scores 21 of 27 in 1st half, Memphis beats Tulane

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jeremiah Martin scored 21 of his 27 points in the first half, Kyvon Davenport added 17 points and Memphis beat Tulane 83-79 on Sunday. Memphis has won 14 of the past 16 games in New Orleans — with two of those...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: One Brother to Another Men’s Conference

Presented by G.R.I.N.D., Inc., the fourth annual One Brother to Another Conference 2019 is set for the Midtown Concourse on Feb. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. The conference is designed to allow young men throughout the Memphis community to learn and network as one. Organizers say...

THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Staxtacular No. 15 set for Feb. 8

The Soulsville Foundation has announced that its 15th annual Staxtacular Presented by SunTrust fundraiser for the Stax Music Academy will be held February 8 at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s host is Memphis Grizzlies star Dillon Brooks. The “GRIT, GRIND,...