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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 have a Life Together?” That’s the theme associated with the...
African Americans have always had a tense and precarious relationship with the concepts of freedom and patriotism in the United States. And no holiday makes that point clearer than Juneteenth. “As a Nation, we vow to never forget the millions of African-Americans who suffered the evils of slavery,” President Donald Trump...
No one had a closer seat to former Vice President Joe Biden than National Civil Rights Museum President Terri Lee Freeman during his American Promise Tour stop at the Orpheum Theatre last Friday night. Biden and Freeman sat across a table from each other under a single spotlight for a...
By Tamara Williamson, High Ground News In the early-to-mid 20th century, a Memphis school educated children who otherwise could have slipped through the cracks. Located at 227 Keel Avenue in the neighborhood now known as Uptown, the school furthered two unique endeavors for students. Though the building is now demolished,...
by Williams D. Brack, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Imagine it’s Monday at 7 a.m. and you just finished preparing your kids for school and yourself for work. You are in your usual morning rush and you all pile into the car. You turn the key and nothing happens. You...
An annual report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition was released Wednesday and the findings were hella depressing. Turns out, a person who works full time and earns a minimum of $15 per hour in the U.S. can barely afford to pay their rent—and a person earning the federal minimum wage...
FLINT, MI - The Flint Water Plant tower is shown January 13th, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. On Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder activated the National Guard to help the American Red Cross distribute water to Flint residents to help them deal with the lead contamination that is in the...
“I find it interesting that Webster’s dictionary provides definitions for the word “father” as a noun and a verb. As a noun, it means “a man who has begotten a child”; as a verb, it means “to take the responsibility for.” – Bernal E. Smith II This year Father’s Day,...
by Florence Howard, Special to The New Tri-State Defender A native Memphian and Memphis College of Art graduate now living in the land of dreams (aka California), Morreco Coleman is fulfilling his artistic dreams on canvas as well as in video. A documentary filmmaker and artist, Coleman will host a premiere...
Walk into the meat department in the Cash Saver at 1620 Madison Ave. and you are likely to find Carly Milner breaking barriers in her signature red boots. Milner, according to storeowner Rick James’ account, is the first – and only – African-American female managing such a meat department in...
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