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On Thursday (April 18), four Memphis nonprofits will be uplifted themselves with the first Uplift the Community grants. Building Blocks Mentoring Program; Principles of Manhood; Safeways Direct Blight Action Program; and Strong Tower, Staying Power will be presented with their Uplift the Community grants at 11 a.m. at the Memphis...
by Shambreon Richardson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Leather gloves clashing, three bloody noses, one bloody mouth, determination, perseverance and cheers of support from the crowd – all part of Boxing at the Pipkin 3. Spearheaded by the Memphis Office of Youth Services and presented by Mayor Jim Strickland, Boxing...
The Staple Singers’ “Let’s Do It Again” resounded from a speaker before Dr. Willie W. Herenton emerged from the back of the room. He shook hands with people in the crowd as he made his way to the stage to address hundreds of attendees who’d gathered to hear him...
Shelby County Schools Board Member Michelle McKissack was elected to the national Steering Committee of the Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) at the National School Board Association annual conference in Philadelphia on March 30, 2019. “This is such a huge honor to serve in this capacity and represent...
MLK51 celebrated on April 4, 2019 produced myriad images associated with commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Downtown Memphis on April 4, 1968. The following images showcase a program at the National...
As a housemaid, Wardell Seals Jr.’s mother made $8.22 per week and funneled that into taking care of her six children. His father sharecropped land in Winona, Miss. – the same land his father worked. Family lore said the Seals had worked the same land from the time slavery was...
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Boxing at the Pipkin 3 has evolved into an all-Memphis thing, with its organizers declaring, “This boxing event has really taken on momentum.” The youth-oriented affair at the Fairgrounds (940 Early Maxwell) is set for the evening of April 3 (beginning at 7 p.m.) and is the latest in a...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gyp5b0wbGQ I'm originally from Holly Springs, Mississippi, the birthplace of legendary journalist and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. As mayor, my dad helped make sure her birth site was preserved and it's now the location of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum. I'm not saying I know everything about Ida B. Wells...
It’s a video gamer’s dream come true – a state-of-the-art video game lounge, complete with an eSports arena, eSports Academy, a student video game development training center, entrepreneurial training center, retail store, workspace and financial literacy center. And it’s coming to Memphis, specifically Soulsville USA, located in ZIP code 38126...
When Westwood High School graduate Kevin Branch was promoted to colonel – or “full bird” for the Army nerds – in the U.S. Armed Forces on Jan. 11, he was extremely grateful that both of his parents were able to do the honors of pinning him at the ceremony. “To...