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Things will be a bit different when the gloves start flying in the next installment of the Boxing at the Pipkin series. First off, it will be a Saturday (June 8) and that’s a change from the Wednesday affairs that have packed the Pipkin Building at the Fairgrounds for each...
After five months of planning, organizers of Up the Vote 901 are gearing up for what they’re expecting to be an eventful display of democracy at the upcoming People’s Convention. So far, 18 candidates in the upcoming October 3 election, including two mayoral contenders, have confirmed attendance, according to the...
God, love and ministry was a trinity embodied by the life of the Rev. Ralph White, the servant-oriented pastor of Bloomfield Full Gospel Baptist Church in South Memphis. Rev. White was officiating a funeral when he passed away Saturday. “So very sorry to hear. He was my friend and brother...
The City of Memphis will begin opening its outdoor pools for the summer starting Saturday, May 25. Normal hours of operation will be Tuesday through Saturday from 1-6 p.m. For the Memorial Day weekend, outdoor pools will also be open Sunday from 1-6 p.m. and Monday from 12 to 6...
The Memphis Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has unveiled a roadmap of events designed to enhance fiscal fitness in Greater Memphis. It’s all part of the 2nd Annual Fiscally Fit Challenge, featuring the Empower Me: Small Business Start Up, Kidpreneur and Homeownership Pitch Competition. Over $5,000 in...
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – When Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover traveled to her hometown of Memphis on Wednesday, she had one goal in mind:  Bring back Tupac Moseley. Moseley had recently graduated valedictorian of his class at Raleigh-Egypt High School, and received $3 million in scholarships, all while homeless...
The sun dominated a nearly cloudless morning sky and the temperature was steadily rising as a mild breeze comforted a team of 10 Kroger employees mobilized in signature blue shirts and on a mission – successfully manage opening day of the 42nd Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking...
It only took about 60-70 people to pack out the tiny Orange Mound Gallery at 2232 Lamar on Wednesday for a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Orange Mound ‘s official annexation into the City of Memphis. The event was part of a full day of events celebrating the city’s...
If the story of Dr. Bobby White were a recipe, the basic ingredients – by his own self-assessment – would be pride, courage and love for community. Such an assessment is timely in that White is the founder and CEO of Frayser Community Schools (FCS), a local neighborhood charter school...
By Dena S. Owens, Special to The New Tri-State Defender On Tuesday, approximately 700 “movers and shakers” across Memphis gathered to celebrate 40 years of Leadership Memphis, a nonprofit empowering a diverse base of civic, political and business leaders to tackle a variety of community concerns through education, networking and...