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“We will take a win any way we can get it” was the opening statement from University of Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway after the Tigers defeated UCONN 78-71 in front of 17,162 at FedExForum. The Tigers entered the UCONN game losers of four of the last five games and...
by Harlan McCarthy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Music visionary Al Bell – this year’s recipient of the Authur S. Holman Lifetime Achievement Award – still lives on words of inspiration embraced by renowned motivational speaker Zig Ziglar and passed along to Bell by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “It’s...
Two weeks ago, 24-year-old DeAndre Bramlett felt hopeless and alone. He had no job, no prospects, and no money to take care of his son, Kamyron, only a year old. Tuesday, he turned 25. And in all his 25 years, DeAndre had never had a birthday cake. That all changed...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee will begin offering residents the option to upgrade their driver’s license starting July 1 to meet federal requirements that will affect air travel. Officials with the Department of Safety and Homeland Security told lawmakers on Tuesday that Tennesseans aren’t required to get the upgraded driver’s licenses. However, the...
Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday announced his legislative initiative to expand access to vocational and technical training for Tennessee students. Called GIVE for short, the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education would support regional partnerships among schools, industry, and technical colleges to develop work-based learning and apprenticeship opportunities for students. It...
The Memphis legal community on Thursday will be focused on the 2019 Unity in Diversity Scholarship Banquet, presented by the Reaves Law Firm at the Guest House at Graceland at 6:30 P.M. This year’s keynote speaker will be former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Rodney E. Slater, the first African-American Director...
As a key adviser to former Gov. Phil Bredesen, Will Pinkston was an insider in Tennessee’s aggressive campaign to overhaul public education policies and win a $500 million award under the federal Race to the Top competition in 2010. Later as a school board member in Nashville, he had a...
  This Sunday (Feb. 3) on "Where Do We Go From Here?" the focus is on books and relationships as TSDRadio welcomes multi-book author Sheila Whalum, who has just released her first novel, "Don't Walk Away." And, from a wide-ranging conversation with Interim Shelby County Schools Supt. Joris Ray, emerges a...
Swedish appliance maker Electrolux said Thursday it plans to stop production within two years at its factory in Memphis, Tennessee, while investing $250 million in a separate facility in the state. The Stockholm-based maker of Frigidaire products said it is consolidating all U.S. cooking manufacturing into its facility in Springfield,...
by Lucus Johnson -- TSU News Service --  NASHVILLE – TSU student-athlete Christion Abercrombie continues to amaze following a severe head injury in a football game. He may be back in the classroom soon. His mother, Staci, recently stated at a press conference in Abercrombie’s hometown of Atlanta that he intends to...