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“You are the most important person in your life. If you don’t put your oxygen mask on first, you can’t save anyone else.” This message by Jennifer McDaniels, life coach and mother-in-law of Tarik Black, a center for the NBA’s...
Shocking and repugnant is how Criminal Court Judge Lee V. Coffee described a report on Sherra Wright’s run-ins with jail staff just a day before her bond hearing on Wednesday morning. Coffee cited the report before setting a $20 million...
Billy Turner’s bond hearing was a jaw dropper on Friday and not because Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee set his bond at $15 million – 100 times more than had been sought by Turner’s attorney. Turner killed former NBA star...
Penny Hardaway had been to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital before but never as the high-profile coach of the University of Memphis men's basketball team. That he did on Thursday.   Hardaway -- Penny to many -- started his visit by...
A group of community activists and leaders gathered at the National Civil Rights Museum Thursday to urge every eligible Memphians to turn out at the polls May 1. Pastor Earl Fisher, senior pastor of Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church in Whitehaven,...
The Bluff City is a basketball town located in the heart of college football country.  But in South Memphis, rugby and soccer – two internationally popular sports not traditionally played in the neighborhood – are creating community by bringing...
The Oldest American Legion Post in the state of Tennessee recently broke a 99-year tradition with the election of Lolita Poplar as Post Commander. She is the first woman to serve in that position. "It is indeed an incredible honor...
DNA and a family name do not always a close connection make. Practically any member of any family of any size will attest to this truism. Sometimes the name and DNA are all that family members have in common....
by Thelma Balfour, Special to The New Tri-State Defender MLK50 reflections, biblical references and public education were all themes in a keynote address by Lt. Col. Sandra Walls (USAF retired) Saturday at the Unity Brunch. The themes reflected the times in which...
About 1,200 Memphis school employees will see their wages increase to $15 per hour under a budget plan announced Tuesday evening. The raises would would cost about $2.4 million, according to Lin Johnson, the district’s chief of finance. The plan for...