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Barack Obama officiated a wedding in DC while you weren’t looking

(Photo: Instagram) Last weekend, former president Barack Obamaofficiated a wedding for a Washington couple. Dana Remus, the general counsel for the Obama Foundation and Obama’s personal office, married Brett Holmgren over the weekend. Holmgren also served in the Obama administration as a special assistant to the President and as the...

Mosque 55 Saviour’s Day speaker exalts Nation of Islam’s Elijah Muhammad

Elijah is the one man that the Scripture tells us to look for said Student Minister Ishmael Muhammad, the keynote speaker at Mosque 55’s 2018 Saviour’s Day Observance. “Elijah Muhammad is the messiah,” Muhammad told a crowd at the Orange Mound Senior Center on Sunday...

Grammy-award producer signs local pastor to recording contract

by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to The New Tri-State Defender A two-time, Grammy-award producer had just one small request when he signed local pastor and gospel musician Larry S. Lewis to his label: “Write me just one more Grammy-winning song before I leave here.” Sure....

Rev. Earle Fisher: Where have we gone from there?

by Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Special to the New Tri-State Defender Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination in Memphis in 1968 continues to leave a social, political and spiritual stain that has yet to be cleansed. King’s prophetic initiatives – especially around the eradication of poverty,...

#ACCESS901: Preachers work out to strengthen their bodies — and spirit

I hope you receive this in the spirit in which it is given. But y’all first-of-the-year gym people fray my nerves. I’m always next to the one go-hard lady on the elliptical. My eyes are rolling all over my head. Working out is a lifestyle...

Brianna takes TSD to the NAACP Image Awards

The 49th NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast live from Pasadena, Calif. on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15) and I will be there to deliver multi-media coverage. Yes, I am excited! Join me at 7 p.m. on Monday on TSDtv Live (Facebook updates)...

FACEBOOK POST OF THE WEEK: Habari Gani? — Imani (Faith)

From time to time, we pull an interesting thing or two on Facebook and social media. Here's a thoughful piece from Reggie Jenkins, with a few final thoughts about Kwanzaa: 

For Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., it’s time to make a move

by T. LaShaun Wallace, Special to The New Tri-State Defender After 25 years of leading the congregation at New Sardis Baptist Church, Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray, Jr., will retire next month, culminating an illustrious run at the historic church. “You followed and supported me in civic,...

CNBC issues Memphis summons with the ‘burden of bias’ as real as ever

The Conference of National Black Churches will marshal its forces in Memphis on December 12-14 for the 2017 National Consultation – Race & Reconciliation: Part III. The watchwords for the event are “Overcoming the Burden of Bias.” It is set for the Hilton Memphis at...
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