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In a heartening development, Invictus Academy has opened the doors of its new Youth Advocacy Pantry, a compassionate initiative designed to support both male and female teen parents, as well as families enrolled in Memphis Shelby County Schools. This grand...
Martin Luther King Day is celebrated annually on the third Monday in January. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta. Below is a calendar of local MLK observances for this week: Jan. 11-15 – Volunteer Memphis...
Chef Derrick Rogers, owner of D’Cater Man Catering, is the creative force behind Recovery From The Recoverer, an upcoming one-day conference for recovering alcohol and substance abusers and their loved ones. A certified peer recovery specialist, Rogers has been sober...
Crafted to “empower emerging Black leaders,” the Realtist® Institute of Leadership has made its Memphis debut. Billed as “transformative 12-week intensive training,” the Realtist® Institute of Leadership reflects a partnership between the Young Realtist Division (YRD) and the Memphis Urban...
by Florence M. Howard -- Members from Collins Chapel CME Church recently delivered their first donation of books for the book nook at Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court. The book nook is a vending machine that dispenses free books for...
Clifton “Clift” Dates – an Air Force Vietnam War veteran, a pioneering Memphis Police Department officer and the founder of a security company that once was Memphis’ largest African-American owned business – often declared himself on a mission. Dates, who...
With ample support, including from the Booker T. Washington High School girls’ basketball team, the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis’ South City Mobile Food Drive recently came through – again – for the residents of ZIP code 38126. Volunteers provided...
“To uphold the principle of equality of opportunity in employment, education, politics, and all fields of human endeavor.” – L.O. Swingler, the Tri-State Defender’s founding editor It was a mission statement that reflected the hopes and aspirations of African Americans...
by Florence M. Howard A multi-million-dollar redevelopment of the old Melrose High School has received a major financial boost thanks to $3 million in federal funding. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis announced the funding Monday (Nov. 27) at the historic...
The advent of Thanksgiving signals that it is time to get ready for the holiday season. That was the backdrop as the 7th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting took place in the Soulsville USA neighborhood last Saturday (Nov. 18). It was hosted...