Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Thursday, September 9 LIVE at The Orpheum 8 p.m., The Orpheum Theatre. Enjoy an evening of Classic soul starring Stephanie Mills and Jeffrey Osborne. Tickets: $128, $98, $88 and $68 plus service charges. All seats reserved. ON SALE NOW...
Memphis City Councilman JB Smiley Jr. entered the governor’s race Wednesday, Sept. 8, with cheering supporters and a colorful balloon drop. Nearly 200 supporters filled the lobby of the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Memphis. Smiley, an attorney, was introduced by his...
A Shelby County judge has delayed until Tuesday (Sept. 7) a decision on whether to allow the public release of videos showing an altercation that led to the fatal shooting of Alvin Motley Jr. by a security guard at...
The New Tri-State Defender netted two first-place prizes and placed in the top five of four other categories during the Tennessee Press Association’s 2021 newspaper contests cosponsored by the University of Tennessee System, which has been a part of...
Abundantly clear after this week’s public memorial for Alvin Motley Jr. in Memphis is that a lot of people supporting his family want what they consider a damning video of his fatal shooting released to the public. Motley, who was...
Pen in hand and under press conference lights, 10-year NBA veteran Bonzi Wells on Friday signed on to be the head men’s basketball coach at LeMoyne-Owen College and made it clear that he is “ready to get to work.” That...
Declaring that, “No one cares more about the health & well-being of a child than a parent,” Gov. Bill Lee has signed an executive order built upon that stance. “I am signing an EO (executive order) today (Aug. 16) that...
by Evens Sanon and Mark Stevenson -- LES CAYES, Haiti — The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti climbed to 1,297 on Sunday, a day after the powerful temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off...
The National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis-based International Paper are accepting applications for this year’s Keeper of the Dream Award, which annually salutes Greater Memphis-area in grades 6-12 that have demonstrated a commitment to making lives better for others. Students...
by Cathyrn Stout -- Only one in 10 Memphis students in grades three through 12 performed at or above grade level in math and English on state-mandated standardized tests in 2021, compared to about one in five in 2019. Following national...