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Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital, one of Memphis’ African-American landmarks, secured support for $100,000 in CIP funds during a Memphis City Council committee meeting Tuesday morning. Paul Young, director of the City of Memphis’ Division of Housing and Community Development, made the presentation. Other funding agencies have pledged financial support for...
So… an aging parent begins to slip into the gloomy abyss of dementia. Say, a mother. At first, forgetting little things like where she laid the car keys are easily hidden. But the disease gradually starts to encroach on the simplest of tasks. A drive to the neighborhood “dollar...
by Joyce Kyles, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis recently honored three Memphians who have made it their mission to be a positive force in the city, whether it’s working with children or other women in Memphis. The Rev. Sonia Louden Walker, Fredrika “Freddi”...
by Joyce Kyles Encouraged. Inspired. Heartfelt. Conviction. These are just a few of the words attendees used to describe this year’s Agape Heartlight event last Friday at Hope Presbyterian Church. “Do Justice” was the theme of the event, which had two featured speakers – Brian Fikkert, a professor and the founder...
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: 
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