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by Terri Schlichenmeyer, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Your mother dealt with things you can’t imagine. It was a different time when she was your age, with societal issues you’d never tolerate and rules you wouldn’t abide. Same with your grandma: scrapbooks, history books and museums are the only places...
Award-winning journalist and author Jesse J. Holland, who authored the official companion novel to the Academy Award-winning movie blockbuster “Black Panther,” was among those getting nods at the Nominees Luncheon for the NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon held in Los Angeles last Saturday (March 8). Sponsored by FedEx, the NAACP...
Carolyn Chism Hardy is a trailblazer who has journeyed from poverty to prosperity. In her book, “Look Up: Five Principles for Intentional Leadership,” she shares the principles she’s learned along that journey. She is from Memphis (Orange Mound to be exact), graduated from Melrose High School and Memphis State...
TSD Newsroom In her first book – “Twenty Something” – Carlissa A. Shaw Esq. focuses on advice for young women entering adulthood. The Memphis-based lawyer discusses things she wishes she would have known, including walking away from toxic relationships and financial literacy. The “Twenty Something” book release is set for Dec....
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U.S. President elect Barack Obama stands on stage along with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia (red dress) and Sasha (black dress) during an election night gathering in Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images In Michelle Obama’s upcoming memoir ‘Becoming’ due to...
People discover their missions in life in myriad ways, with others often the beneficiaries of the discovery. On Tuesday (Oct. 16), mission-minded Bettinita Harris debuted as a children’s book author, gifting readers with “Aria’s Crown.” Aria’s grandmother has been anticipating going to school with her granddaughter on Grandparent’s Day ever...
Courtesy of Marvel Earlier this year, fans all over the globe were introduced Erik Killmonger, the sympathetic villain in Black Panther.Now, there’s an upcoming series in the works based on the character brought to life by Michael B. Jordan. The comic book mini-series will be written by Bryan Edward Hill with Juan Ferreyra serving as the lead...
Local 24 anchor Katina Rankin released her second book – “Emmett Till: Sometimes Good Can Come Out of a Bad Situation” – a few weeks before what would have been his 77th birthday (July 25) and 63 years after his tragic death at the age of 14. Young Till’s death...
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Summer brings longer days and vacations, and for many, more time to read. Usually a time for escapist books like thrillers, mysteries or juicy romances. We look for stories that are fun and entertaining. Slavery? Not interested. A combination of revisionist history and ignorance of history have fueled attempts to...