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Kafé Kirk is Kirk Whalum's love letter to his hometown, as well as a chance to bring some of the musically gifted friends he's made over the years to Memphis. But he's also made a holiday tradition of "The Gospel According to Jazz," a love letter, well, to the...
(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), will be in Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. A keynote speaker, the Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship will also be teaching and...
(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), will be in Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. A keynote speaker, the Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship will also be teaching and...
By Dawn Neuses, High Ground News Open the doors of STREETS Ministries in The Heights and you find a building filled with youth and sound: bursting laughter, chattering voices, running feet and the echo of basketballs on the court down the hall. It’s a comfortable, casual and safe space for the...
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Well, here's something you don't see every day. To emphasize his message of Jesus' imminent return, Rev. Barthomew Orr, pastor of the popular Brown Baptist Church in Southaven, wanted to simulate for his congregation what it might be like to look up as Jesus returns. And so, there he was, hovering in...
by Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr.  I’m on my way to Rwanda. Yes, in Africa. Yes, that country. In 1994, there was mass genocide that made headlines all over the world. Over 1 million people died. That’s probably most of what you know about this landlocked country. Yet there is...
by L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender The term actualize means to make a reality by action. If we are to really celebrate Thanksgiving 2018, let us transform the celebration into an action plan. The thing to do is focus on the needs of others...
Kia Moore was the first woman licensed to preach at her home church, which was founded by slaves. In 2013, she became the youngest person to pray on the Tennessee House Floor as the guest clergy member. And, she was also the youngest person to lead National Day of Prayer...
A conference of people with a view of “end times” that differs from a more commonly held view will unfold in Memphis over a three-day stretch later this month. The Memphis Eschatology (End-times) Conference 2018 will be held at the Church of Christ, 33 E. Raines Rd. October 19-20.  As a...
Kirk Whalum travels the world playing concerts in venues of all kinds, but he brings his talents – and his friends – home to Memphis with a music series entitled Kafé Kirk beginning October 7 at the Halloran Centre. Part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre series, Kafé...