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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

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...

LEGACY: The Temptations’ Dennis Edwards dies at 74

Dennis Edwards, whose face and voice became synonomous with The Tempations and who later in his career starred as the front man for The Temptations Review, died in Chicago on Thursday night at age 74. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Edwards, who was living...

Candace Steele Flippin joins First Horizon

Candace Steele Flippin has joined First Horizon National Corp. as executive vice president and chief communications officer. First Tennessee Bank, Capital Bank, FTB Advisors, and FTN Financial are part of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN). Steele Flippin will develop and lead communications across all areas of...

Preparations underway for Memphis Black Restaurant Week 2018

Memphis Black Restaurant Week logo
Memphis restaurateurs are busily preparing to showcase their culinary creations as preparations for the 3rd Annual Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) are underway. There will be 12 participating restaurants during the week of March 5-11 and five are newcomers that have been open less than...

Rep. Hardaway calls for protest of Katt Williams concert in Southaven

State Rep. G.A. Hardaway and Los Angeles-based attorney James A. Bryant of the Cochran Firm California will hold a press conference on Friday (February 2) at 10 a.m. to call for a boycott of the upcoming area concert by comedian Katt Williams. Also appearing at the press...
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