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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...

PHOTOS: Hamilton Hoop Dreams

Hamilton High School keeps rolling in their quest for hoops glory.After a 81-45 blowout of Ripley High School (pictured), the Wildcats pulled out an 79-64 victory over Covington High School on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Next up for Coach Will Smith and his Wildcats: a March...

TSD FIRST LOOK: Trailer for upcoming book: ‘The Whispering Woods of Sherra Wright’

Dr. Karanja A. Ajanaku, associate publisher/ executive editor of The New Tri-State Defender, is preparing to sit down with TSD freelancer and author Kelvin "Six~Four" Cowans to discuss the release of Cowan’s much-anticipated book, “The Whispering Woods of Sherra Wright.” While readers will be able...

Do You Freelance? TSD looking to add to team!

Are you a freelance writer or journalist? Are you a graphic designer or good with a camera? Do you shoot and/or edit video? Are you a blogger or vlogger? Or do you just flat out love your neighborhood, church or organization and want to...

Memphis Urban League launches new Bernal E. Smith II Empowerment Center

Memphis Urban League, a non-profit, nonpartisan, community-based organization that provides direct services and policy advocacy to help individuals and communities reach their full potential, has launched its Bernal E. Smith II Empowerment Center. The center is an extension of the the Memphis Urban League's “Save...

‘It’s time,’ says Rep. Turner in deciding not to run for re-election

Rep. Johnnie Turner (District 85) is very much familiar with the Memphis Branch office of the NAACP on Vance Ave. For a dozen-plus years, she was the group's executive director, working out of the office in service to the community. On Friday morning, Turner made...

LEGACY: Geneva Cooper dies at 103

Geneva Cooper, one of the first African-American librarians in Memphis, passed away Tuesday morning. She was 103. Ms. Cooper worked at the Vance Avenue Branch starting in 1947. The library was renamed the Cornelia Crenshaw Memorial Library in honor of community activist Cornelia Crenshaw in...

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,...