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(Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images) Former first lady Michelle Obama’s much-talked about interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts aired tonight and she admits that her husband was first listed as a 2008 presidential hopeful, she—like so many others—had the same initial response. “I think I did what a lot of Black folks...
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Get to know the name Jermaine Middleton. The all-around athlete is currently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and next year, he’ll be the first American-born black man to reach the summit of Mount Everest. (photo courtesy of Jermaine Middleton) Jermaine Middleton is an anomaly. The 30-year-old Atlanta-based businessman has always dared to...
Dakayln Wilson likes boxing. Strike the like, he loves boxing; that’s how the 11 year old ended up in Augusta, Ark., last Saturday evening. On Nov. 28, Wilson plans to be at the Memphis Fairgrounds – bobbing and weaving, snapping his jabs and executing his fight plan as a participant...
NASHVILLE — Republican businessman and political newcomer Bill Lee will become Tennessee’s next governor, after he bested Democratic former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean on Tuesday Lee will replace outgoing GOP Gov. Bill Haslam. “I’m grateful for the voters of Tennessee, grateful that you placed your trust in us to lead this...
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 “If there is anyone out there who still...
Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images)In the latest chess move by the Obamas, the former president and first lady—arguably the best to ever sit in the White House—have licensed a book about the Trump White House which could be crafted into a series that shows just how incompetent the...
Judge Greg Mathis is one of the longest-serving arbitrators on television to date. The show celebrated its 20th anniversary this season and won the 2018 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Legal/Court Program. As Mathis continues to serve justice on our television screens, few know that he is also fighting just...
Pharrell Williams has joined the ranks of Steven Tyler, Adele, Queen, Prince, and Earth, Wind & Fire—all of whom have asked Donald Trump to stop playing their music at his events. On Monday, an attorney representing Williams filed a cease-and-desist against the president, calling Trump out on his use of...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The flash-flash-flash was bad enough. And then you heard the grrrrrrumble, the wind howled, and you were afraid. But it was OK: it was only a thunderstorm. As you’ll see in the new book “ Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm...
"At long last this building famously known as '201 Poplar' will be given a real name," said newly-elected Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr. That name is the Walter L. Bailey, Jr. Criminal Justice Center. A dedication service on a chilling Friday afternoon noted the renaming of the Shelby County Criminal Justice...