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Award-winning journalist, commentator and TV host Roland S. Martin was the featured speaker at New Olivet Baptist Church on Sunday, March 4. Martin, the former host of NewsOneNow on TVOne, told the congregation at New Olivet to “Walk in your destiny.” “The four most powerful words in the Bible that we...
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 afternoon. Mentored by Nation of Islam...
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. Not a problem. No pressure...
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, racism, and militarism – are...
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 change. It doesn’t work if...
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: 
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, political and international issues that...
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 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The case...
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Avery Sunshine, soul singer and award-winning artist, returns to Memphis as featured artist for Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church’s annual Christmas celebration on December 8 at 7:30 p.m. With her musical roots in church, Avery grew up singing in her church choir in Pennsylvania. Later, she worked as a minister of...
Individuals and groups traveled from myriad places to be at New Salem Baptist Church last Saturday for Music From The Masses, the event designed to celebrate the Tennessee Mass Choir’s 27th anniversary. “To see history in the making with the uniting of legendary gospel mass choirs under one roof was...
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