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Editor's Note: This story was written by the late Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell for Black History Month 2022. It has been updated to include video tributes to Memphis firefighters. If you looked closely enough, the story of Memphis’ African American...
The LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni Association has announced the return of the esteemed 33rd Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast. Scheduled for February 19, 2024, at 8:30 a.m., this year's event will take place at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn, marking...
Embarking on a thrilling journey into the realms of food, beverage, and hospitality, the architects behind District 12 Social Club (DXII) unfold the inspirations and aspirations propelling the creation of this vibrant establishment. Situated at 6642 Winchester Rd., District 12...
A couple of really great singers, after mentioning something about believing the children are the future and giving them a sense of pride, also said that learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all. Well, there was a...
Firefighters. Do you ever really notice them? Never been a firefighter before, but I have to imagine it's VERY different from that other public service calling of being a police officer. Police officers, oh, we watch them like hawks. We...
Are you planning an event in the Mid-South? Look no further than the Tri-State Defender's Events Calendar, the go-to hub for what's going on in Memphis and the Mid-South's African American community! In a region bustling with cultural, educational, and...
This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters Laura Testino, Chalkbeat Tennessee Feb 9, 2024 at 8:14pm EST Sign up for Chalkbeat Tennessee’s free daily newsletter to keep up with Memphis-Shelby County Schools and statewide education...
Tennessee State University News Service Tennessee State University graduate Clarice Phelps's interest in chemistry began with mixing concoctions in the kitchen of her Nashville home at an early age. However, it wasn't until her 10th-grade year at Martin Luther King...
Valentine's Day in Memphis is set to be serenaded once again by "Notez&Flow: The Love Edition Vol. 2," following its tremendous success last year. The event, scheduled for February 14, will start at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic...
Editor's Note: This story was originally published for African American History Month 2022: Memphis’ local PBS outlet, WKNO (Channel 10) and its sister radio station, WKNO Memphis NPR (91.1FM), have always supported the arts. The station has been known to...