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The second Coliseum cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 10. The effort is to prepare the building to host Roundhouse Revival 4 on Sept. 21 and to host other pre-vitalizing events this fall. Clean Memphis will lead the effort. The Coliseum Coalition will coordinate the...
Bishop David A. Hall Sr. of Temple Church of God in Christ was backed by pastors and bishops in the COGIC Tennessee Headquarters Jurisdiction as he called for “fasting and prayer” to combat the rash of mass shootings across the nation. “Political language has failed,” said Hall, presiding prelate of...
Heritage Tours, Tennessee’s first African-American-owned tour company, is back in place as the operator of the W.C. Handy Home & Museum on Beale St. Earlier this year, Heritage, which had operated the site for 24 years, was directed to vacate the property by the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC). Elaine Turner,...
During a "takeover," young professionals gathered Saturday to discuss ways to transform Memphis and Shelby County. Despite the event’s title, "YP Takeover," the group of attendees -- mostly 40 years old and younger -- said they’re not trying to take over, per se. Instead, they are seeking to acquire what...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is training to run in the healthyShelby 5k that is scheduled for Shelby Farms Park on Sept. 7 and he’s looking for partners. The healthyShelby ’19 campaign is focused on healthy eating, physical fitness and mental health and wellness. The theme for this year’s 5K...
“In a society where innovation and change are becoming increasingly important, we hope to show young girls the potential STEM has to change the world.” Those words are displayed on the website of STEM4fem, a Memphis-based nonprofit that is working to help girls pursue interests in fields related to science,...
by Latrivia Welch, Special to The New Tri-State Defender One in five children are at risk for hunger. That’s the first bit of information that pops up when you visit the Mid-South Food Bank’s website. You don’t have to be a parent to feel your stomach drop into your lap when...
Boxing at the Pipkin is back for another swing this weekend – and the card is expected to be bigger than ever. Presented by Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis Office of Youth Services, Boxing At The Pipkin 5 is set for 7 p.m., with the doors opening at 6:30...
After a call last week to boycott discount retailer Family Dollar over cleanliness issues, that action has been averted – at least for the next two weeks. The chain’s top brass met Tuesday (July 30) with pastors, who had been urged by community activist Patricia Rogers to denounce the retailer...
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare on Tuesday announced two initiatives to uplift the financial wellbeing of its associates, patients and the Memphis community as a whole. In September of this year, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare employees will see a minimum wage increase from $10.08 to $13.50 hourly, and the minimum wage...