Saturday, May 21, 2022

Community

Community LIFT is in the application-accepting mode for its 2018 Empowerment Fund grants. Launched last year, the Empowerment Fund is designed to provide financial assistance to grassroots leaders and organizations for community work that improves the quality of life in...
The Shelby County Election Commission took a 1-2 punch combination on Friday as the NAACP Memphis Branch and the Shelby County Democratic Party filed Chancery Court lawsuits in the wake of controversy about early voting sites. Early voting begins July...
Well-known Memphis activist Keedran Franklin walked out of the jail complex at 201 Poplar with dozens waiting for him late Saturday night after his arrest on multiple drug and driving charges. The charges include possession of a controlled substance, possession...
The National Civil Rights Museum is inviting young poets and spoken word artists nationwide to use poetry for activism by qualifying to compete in its 5th Annual Drop the Mic Poetry Slam on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4pm. The...
More than a dozen local residents and community advocates gathered in the back of a quaint Summer Ave. restaurant last Friday evening. They’d come to hear from local leaders set to speak on issues surrounding immigration in Shelby County. One...
by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The New Olivet Worship Center, 10000 Woodland Hills Dr. in Cordova will host its first career information session on aviation at the church on July 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The...
Thousands of Greek delegates, Greek members, their guests and community supporters will converge on the city this week to celebrate the “one-ness” and the unity of African-American collegiate fraternities and sororities. “‘The Divine Nine’ is what we’re called, historically black...
By Cole Bradley, Hight Ground News For the last four months, High Ground News’ On the Ground team has been working from the Pinch District and the Uptown neighborhood as part of an embedded reporting engagement. Our goal with the On...
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and the Neighborhood Christian Center are teaming up for another screening for the “Play It Cool” Program. The initiative provides window air-conditioning units to qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County. The...
The inaugural “Baggs 2 School Drive” puts local rapper Moneybagg Yo in the company of those lending helping hands to students, parents and guardians with the start of the school year on the horizon. The entire city is invited to...