Faith

by Johnesha Harris, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Family and friends of Charity Louisiana King Maples gathered in front of the entrance to the Big River Crossing on Monday afternoon to celebrate her 100th birthday. Maples’ only wish for her...
As a child, my mom would tell me stories about Ramadan in our homeland of Comoros. Some parts weren’t the most idyllic - the idea of fasting under mosquito nets without air conditioning that close to the equator is...
From spreading the word of God to fellow church members at Mount Zion Church to teaching numbers and shapes to preschool students, Portia Adams Coffer balances a productive life in the small town of Halls, Tenn. Mount Zion is the...
Bishop David A. Hall Sr. has embraced a theme that reflects a nonprofit group’s resolve to more directly affect the course of revitalization in the inner-city section of South Memphis that is re-emerging as South City. “South City, can we...
by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Economic equity, Education reform and immigration/intercultural equity were the three issues voted on by attendees at the MICAH Convention held this past Sunday at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. “We...
During the National Baptist Congress Convention 2018, I attended the Youth Rally on day four of the five-day gathering. In attendance were gospel musician Johnathan McReynold, Israel “Izzy” Idonjine, former NFL player from the “Chicago Bears” and founder and...
by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender On July 15 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood, 620 Parkrose Ave., two coaching legends of Memphis with Oklahoma connections will be honored during Mt. Vernon Baptist Church’s Legacy Sunday service...
Memphis-area hairstylists and barbers looking for inspiration on how to take their talents and business endeavors to the next level don’t have to look too far. Southaven-based salon owner Michelle Johnson created an insider’s handbook, “Seeds of Wisdom for Cosmetologists...
Memphis gospel lovers will be happy to know the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour (ICGT) is coming to the city for the third straight year, making a stop at Brown Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday (Aug. 9) at 7...
More than a dozen of the nation’s leading gospel singers and local gospel greats will star in the 44th annual WLOK Stone Soul Picnic from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. The...