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WATCH: Penny Hardaway introduced as Head Coach of the Memphis Tigers

In breaking news that has been one of the worst kept secrets in the city, Penny Hardaway was officially introduced as the next head coach of the University of Memphis Mens Basketball program. More coming soon, including coverage from TSD Tigers freelancer Terry Davis and...

SNAP recipients to get job hookup at career and resource fair

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking another step this month to connect recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) in Shelby County with meaningful work opportunities. TDHS is co-sponsoring a career, education and resource fair in Memphis...

Deadline approaching for BlueCross “Power of We” $10K Scholarship

The BlueCross Power of We Scholarship, sponsored by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, addresses the need for a more qualified and inclusive health care workforce in Tennessee. The scholarship awards $10,000 each to three minority undergraduate students who are pursuing healthcare careers within...

I AM 2018 Movement to launch April 2-4

The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Church of God in Christ (COGIC) are launching a national effort crafted to ensure the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1968 Memphis sanitation strikers lives on with a new...

Congressional Black Caucus chairman to address minority business presence

Cedric Richmond, U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, will speak at an invite-only engagement focused on improving the presence of minority businesses in the Greater Memphis Area. The meet-and-greet will take place from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on March 16, at The...

MID Fellowship to salute ‘12 Most Outstanding Women’

The Memphis Inter-Denominational Fellowship, Inc. will honor women in the judicial system during its 2018 presentation of 12 Most Outstanding Women. The event is set April 14 at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center at 800 E. Parkway S. Award winning actress...

Founder’s salute planned for Classic’s Fred Jones

The Friends of Fred Jones Committee will celebrate the life and legacy of Fred Jones Jr., founder of the Southern Heritage Classic, on March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis. A black tie appreciation dinner will be the setting to honor...

Memphis in the house at ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ premiere

Calvin Anderson, president of The New Tri-State Defender’s parent company, Best Media Properties Inc., attended the Los Angeles premiere  of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” last week. “I was pleased and honored to represent The New Tri State Defender and the NNPA ( National Newspaper...

Roland S. Martin “Unfiltered” as he delivers message at New Olivet

Award-winning journalist, commentator and TV host Roland S. Martin was the featured speaker at New Olivet Baptist Church on Sunday, March 4. Martin, the former host of NewsOneNow on TVOne, told the congregation at New Olivet to “Walk in your destiny.” “The four most powerful words...

St. Jude honors Bernal E. Smith II with first Spirit of the Dream award

Soon after he was shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was whisked to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. on April 4, 1968. Today, old St. Joseph rests on the expanding campus of...