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Benchmark Hotel building stirs concerns about blight

The Benchmark Hotel building in Downtown Memphis has remained vacant in an unsightly, partially demolished condition for years. On Thursday (Feb. 1), the future of the building gets a hearing in Shelby County Environmental Court. At issue is whether the building is a public nuisance under...

TSU Alumna and ABC Nightly News ‘Person of the Week’ dies at 102

by Emmanuel Freeman NASHVILLE - (TSU News Service) – Burnece Walker Brunson, a TSU alumna who was featured as ABC World News Tonight’s “Person of the Week,” has died at the age of 102. Family members said Brunson passed away Sunday at her home surrounded by family and friends. “They actually were having...

Faith community still brewing support for LOC with International Tea event

by Jerome Wright For 60 years, the Annual International Tea in support of The LeMoyne-Owen College has signaled the advent of another season of faith-based fundraising for the Memphis-rooted HBCU. And so it was again last Sunday (Jan. 21.) with a full house of LOC supporters...

Judith Maina to direct operations for Neighborhood Preservation, Inc.

Judith Maina
As the new director of operations for Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. (NPI), Judith Maina will get a chance to demonstrate her conviction that neighborhood eyesores can become attractions. NPI is a Memphis-based nonprofit agency that promotes neighborhood revitalization. It collaborates to develop practical and sustainable resolutions...

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

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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...