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On Feb. 1, the Memphis Grizzlies hosted its annual “HBCU Night” at FedExForum to kickoff Black History Month. TSD Photographer Warren Roseborough captured the sights and sounds of the night, as bands played and Greeks strolled. Check it out:
The 34th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance, hosted by the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) in partnership with Collage Dance Collective, was held in Memphis, Tennessee from January 24-28, 2024. Titled “Can’t Turn You...
Last month, Interim Memphis-Shelby County Schools Superintendent Toni Williams shared a very ominous statistic with the Memphis community. Our school system, already this school year, has lost 22 students to violence. A number of other students, she said, are still...
I've observed an ironic paradox as I drive around the streets of Memphis. And it has to do with historical markers. On one hand, they were all erected to bring attention to the people and events that have shaped our...
By Tajuan Stout-Mitchell, Special to The Tri-State Defender Memphis recently lost five African Americans who made a significant impact on the advancement of civil rights, justice, and opportunities for Blacks. Greatness walks among us each day. Sometimes, it is difficult to...
The Memphis Police Department invites interested individuals to its upcoming hiring expo, a key event for those looking to pursue a career in law enforcement. Set for January 27, 2024, the job fair will take place at 170 N....
I was expecting to be interviewed Tuesday by veteran journalist Jerome Wright when I got a telephone call about him. Specifically, the Tri-State Defender’s deputy editor had died. He was 74. The caller was Wright’s wife, Gwendolyn. Her husband had...
Memphis mourns the loss of a beloved and influential figure, Sara L. Lewis, who passed away on January 22, 2024. Her departure marks the end of a significant era in Memphis's educational and community landscape. "Today we lost my beloved...
Memphis is set to celebrate an important event tonight as Families Matter Inc. hosts its first AFIRM (A Father’s Involvement Really Matters) Fatherhood Graduation of 2024. The event will be held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 620 Parkrose Rd., Memphis,...
Anyone and everyone in Memphis with a conscious and/or a child is fed up with the wave of violent crime that has gripped the city and led to an unprecedented volume of children being shot. Everyone is sick of it...