Lifestyle

Let me start by stating the obvious. Memphis is riddled with flaws as a city and a populace. This we know. Chief among them is an inferiority complex. I say this because other cities have issues, too, but their natives don’t seem to drag and downplay their cities quite...
Can’t go to work. Can’t go to a Grizzlies game or concert. Can’t go to a movie. Can’t even go to a library or museum. Those would all be places where we could escape from the anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic – to at least pretend that our way of...
“The single most important thing you can do to avoid the virus is reduce your face-to-face contact with people,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University professor and longtime adviser to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the coronavirus makes its way around the globe health officials...
Last week, I attended the very first service at Pursuit of God's new facility on North Watkins in Frayser. Nearly 600 people attended, and the place was rocking with spirit. I have no idea how many people were there yesterday (March 15), because I didn't go. I can't directly attribute...
To me, the beautiful thing about planting seeds is that in the presence of the proper conditions – good light, good seed, good soil and good water – literally anyone can succeed. At the risk of stating the obvious, the health of your soil will have everything to do with...
Many high school girls look forward to looking and feeling astonishing for their special night at prom. Sometimes, however, the price tag for obtaining that goal is anything but pretty. With the help of a heartfelt community, though, Couture Cares presents HER Prom Closet.Davina Jones of Memphis founded Couture Cares...
Kamilah Turner has been on a straight path for nearly 20 years, starting fresh out of Xavier University and going straight to the University of Memphis Law School at 21. She knew exactly what she wanted and then moved deftly and strategically to get it. Due in no small part to...
While precautions are being taken in local church bodies and denominational organizations, the spiritual community largely is choosing to continue assembling in corporate worship. At least that was the case Wednesday night as The New Tri-State Defender went to press amid mounting cancellations of events and gatherings in myriad parts...
Last Sunday was not my first time attending service at Pursuit of God in Frayser. Nor was it my first time attending services at 3759 N. Watkins, the former Bellevue Baptist Church. The few times I went to Bellevue-Frayser, the crowds were sparse and on a couple of occasions, I...
You know how, when you get a new car, all of a sudden you start noticing that make and model almost everywhere you look?  Urban farming is kind of like that – once you take an interest in it, you notice there are gardeners tending their gardens everywhere. That’s how I...