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Moneybagg Yo joins the back-to-school mix

The inaugural “Baggs 2 School Drive” puts local rapper Moneybagg Yo in the company of those lending helping hands to students, parents and guardians with the start of the school year on the horizon. The entire city is invited to Moneybagg Yo’s event, which is...

Black farmers eager for first hearing in fake-seed case

Black farmers will have their first official federal court hearing in their class-action lawsuit against the billion-dollar Stine Seed Company on Thursday, August 2 at 2 p.m. U. S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. will preside over the hearing, which will be on the...

Kimberla Lawson Roby to talk about new book “Better Late Than Never” at Germantown Barnes & Noble on Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.

TSD Sponsored Content New York Times Bestselling Author & Speaker Kimberla Lawson Roby will be discussing her new book "Better Late Than Never" this evening at Barnes & Noble on North Germantwon Parkway, near Wolfchase Galleria Mall. She will also be signing copies. The event starts at 7...

Abyssinian to collect school supplies, host voting symposium at fish fry

Abyssinian Baptist Church (in partnership with #UPTheVote901) will host a fish fry ($8 per plate) while collecting school supplies and conducting a voter empowerment symposium on Saturday (July 28) beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Earle J. Fisher, pastor of Abyssinian, said, “We encourage community...

Local Dems plan Town Hall with gubernatorial candidates

The Shelby County Democratic Party will host a Democratic Gubernatorial Town Hall at 6 p.m. Friday at the Fairley High School Auditorium, located at 4950 Fairley Road in Memphis. The event features the Democratic primary candidates for governor, Karl Dean and Craig Fitzhugh, and will...

MLGW, Neighborhood Christian Center to Host an Additional Screening for “Play It Cool”

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and the Neighborhood Christian Center are teaming up for another screening for the “Play It Cool” Program. The initiative provides window air-conditioning units to qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County. The Neighborhood Christian Center will host...

Black Creators Forum added to Indie Memphis mix

Billed as the continuation of a commitment to support “black filmmakers, present and future,” the Indie Memphis Film Festival’s Black Creators Forum has been set for the Hattiloo Theatre Nov. 1-2. The Black Creators Forum will run before and parallel with the opening of the...

Youth Academy of Dreams ready for reality in Frayser

At a location in Frayser designated by the address 3350 N. Trezevant St., a dream is giving way to reality in response to need. The Youth Academy of Dreams was envisioned as an innovative afterschool program designed to help youth ages 5 -18 reach their...

Deadline is July 13 for National Civil Rights Museum’s Annual ‘Drop the Mic’ Poetry Slam

The National Civil Rights Museum is inviting young poets and spoken word artists nationwide to use poetry for activism by qualifying to compete in its 5th Annual Drop the Mic Poetry Slam on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4pm. The deadline for spoken word artists...

Watch: SC Mayor hopefuls Harris and Lenoir take questions at NAACP forum

Last night's Shelby County Mayor's forum almost didn't happen. Republican candidate David Lenoir requested a different moderator when he took issue with some social media postes by noted journalist Wendi C. Thomas. However, TSD's own Associate Publisher and Executive Editor Karanja A. Ajanaku took the...