Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Community

Dr. Julianne Malveaux uses her background as an economist, educator and author to shape public opinion on issues such as race, culture, gender and their economic impacts. The honorary co-chair of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Social Action Commission,...
Memphis Urban League, a non-profit, nonpartisan, community-based organization that provides direct services and policy advocacy to help individuals and communities reach their full potential, has launched its Bernal E. Smith II Empowerment Center. The center is an extension of the...
Hamilton High School keeps rolling in their quest for hoops glory.After a 81-45 blowout of Ripley High School (pictured), the Wildcats pulled out an 79-64 victory over Covington High School on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Next up for Coach Will Smith...
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking another step this month to connect recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) in Shelby County with meaningful work opportunities. TDHS is co-sponsoring a career, education...
When you've stated publicly that "new threats to communities of color" are emerging daily and associated that observation with what you are convinced are attacks on the nation's democracy, then you go where you need to go and do...
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...
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...
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....
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...