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‘Mountaintop’ speech remembrance summons crowd for reflection, action

by Joyce Kyles, Special to The New Tri-State Defender As the days of our lives mesh into a reel of memories that can become challenging to recall as the volume of them increases, some days stand out and we know at the time that they always...

Holder: Memphis is healing, yet….

The room was packed. The speaker - former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. - commanded attention with his presence. No stranger to Memphis, Holder was the keynoter for a luncheon Monday at the Peabody Hotel. His address was part of a symposium that spotlighted...

The Invaders, Dr. King’s dream and the issues of today

by Calvin Taylor, Special to The New Tri-State Defender As Memphis and the Mid-South prepares to commemorate one of the darkest days in history, I am reminded of the many activities surrounding the 1968 Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of a young black college...

Bonner and Cobb take campaigns to Orange Mound

by John Semien Special to The New Tri-State Defender Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Floyd Bonner Jr. and retired Sheriff’s Office Capt. Bennie Cobb both said they are against arming teachers in the wake of mounting violent attacks in the nation’s schools. Both are running for Shelby...

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...