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Resilience workshops target weather-related threats

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Shelby County was hammered by three storms in April 2011 and there still are unmet recovery needs. Three upcoming workshops are designed to address those needs and better position the area for what may be ahead. The Shelby County Office of Resilience will host the...

Dreamfest draws indie music lovers – and delivers

Leonzo Arnold
by Dalisia Brye Special to The New Tri-State Defender The 1884 Lounge was filled to capacity as it kicked off the seventh installment of Dreamfest this past weekend. Acts from across the Mid-South performed in front of indie music lovers selected from hundreds of submissions. Brought to...

Mosque 55 Saviour’s Day speaker exalts Nation of Islam’s Elijah Muhammad

Elijah is the one man that the Scripture tells us to look for said Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, the keynote speaker at Mosque 55’s 2018 Saviour’s Day Observance. “Elijah Muhammad is the messiah,” Muhammad told a crowd at the Orange Mound Senior Center on Sunday...

Second annual Women’s March in Tennessee set for Saturday

NASHVILLE -- Last year, more than 30,000 Tennesseans marched throughout the state in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. On the anniversary of that first march, supporters from across the state will gather again on Saturday, Jan. 20, to march from Public Square Park...

Upcoming Martin Luther King Day Events

Here is a listing of some events slated for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. We are updating this list as we learn of other events, so check back frequently! National Civil Rights Museum Community service and social and economic justice will be the focus as the...

MLGW at the ready for icy conditions

As expected, Memphis woke up to snow, ice and freezing rain this morning. Whether or not that means power outages remains to be seen, but Memphis Light Gas and Water says they are monitoring conditions and are ready to respond. From an MLGW statement released...

2018 Blues Music Award nominees announced

The Blues Foundation announced nominees for the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards. This year’s nominees include artist with local connections like Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Bobby Rush, Southern Avenue, R.L. Boyce, Robert Cray and North Mississippi Allstars. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at...

LEGACY: Eldredge M. Williams

Born July 30, 1930, Eldredge M. Williams died January 2, 2018. Mr. Williams began his 44-year long career with Universal Life Insurance as a Soliciting and Collecting Agent in Little Rock.  In 1993, he was named Executive Vice President/ Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Williams served...

FACEBOOK POST OF THE WEEK: Habari Gani? — Imani (Faith)

From time to time, we pull an interesting thing or two on Facebook and social media. Here's a thoughful piece from Reggie Jenkins, with a few final thoughts about Kwanzaa: 

UTHSC names new director of governmental relations

“Memphis has more potential or promise than any city in America, and I want to be part of shaping its destiny,” said David C. Mills, Sr., the new director of government relations at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Mills comes to the university with more...