Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Local News

The ground-floor portion of the sanctuary at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood swelled to capacity, yielding the overflow to ascending rows of seats. Such was the turnout for the homegoing of The New Tri-State Defender’s publisher, Bernal E. Smith II. Mr....
Hugs and smiles filled the room as family and friends gathered at the Stax Museum Monday night to celebrate with Evvie McKinney, the winner of Fox's “The Four.”  The Soulsville Academy alumni happily greeted guests, who shared her joy as...
Evvie McKinney was her absolute at-home best during a welcoming reception at Handy Park on Beale St. Thursday afternoon. Fresh off of her winning performance on the finale of Fox's "The Four," McKinney strode onto the stage at Handy Park...
For Rainbow PUSH Coalition President Joseph Kyles, a recent trip accompanying Rainbow PUSH Coalition Rev. Jesse Jackson to the hurricane-devastated island of Puerto Rico was extremely humbling. Fifty-one deaths had been associated with the destruction as of Tuesday (Oct. 24)....
Memphis mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer has enlisted the help of Angela Rye, CNN commentator, national political strategist and activist, who says, “I don’t support campaigns, fundraisers or endorsements unless I really feel it.” Rye is spending several days in Memphis...
The University of Memphis and Shelby County Schools are creating a partnership aimed at training the next generation of teachers to work in the city’s classrooms. PHOTO: Caroline BaumanKandi Hill-Clarke is the new dean of the College of Education. The college...
Tributes to civil rights “giant” and attorney, Russell Bertrand Sugarmon flooded the Internet Monday as news spread quickly of his death. One of the most touching tributes came from his daughter, Elena DeCosta Williams, who took to Facebook to express...
Kroger, the Memphis Branch of the NAACP and The New Tri-State Defender are teaming up to announce a new grant program aimed at supporting Memphis and it's surrounding communities. The "Uplift Our Community" initiative was announced at a press conference...
Mayoral contender Dr. Willie W. Herenton on Thursday picked up the endorsement of IBEW Local 1288, which also announced its support for a slate of other candidates running for city council, county clerk and municipal judge seats in the...
Budding small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs have another option for jump-starting their vision of a thriving enterprise and successful self-employment in the soon-to-open Entrepreneur Training Institute (ETI). Founder and director Beverly H. Anderson will open ETI’s doors for the...