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by Howard Robertson -- I watched the 2019 Stupor Bowl. I have been watching Super Bowls since I was fourteen years old back in 1967. That was the very first one, by the way. I don’t blame the Patriots or the Rams for their offensively anemic performances. Although I’m not a...
When you’re the big fish, it’s not OK to pick on the little fish just because you can. That’s an important lesson for everyone. But some Houston first-graders got a particularly vivid demonstration in the form of a musical puppet show, which featured fish puppets and an underlying message about...
Governor Bill Lee on Tuesday morning announced that FedEx Logistics was making it's global headquarters in Downtown Memphis. The Gibson Guitar building will be the home of Memphis-based FedEx Corp.'s specialty services and trade unit. The announcement was made at the corner of Lt. George W. Lee Ave. and Third St....
Diversity of contributions in the legal community was the cause for celebration as hundreds filled the scenic ballroom of the Guest House at Graceland for the second Unity in Diversity Scholarship Banquet event. Featured speaker was the former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater, the first African-American director of...
Prominent Memphis businessman Mike Bowen has been killed in a car crash in Costa Rica. The 61-year-old Bowen died Saturday. T-Shirt Champions confirmed the death of its CEO in a tweet. Bowen was CEO and president of Champion Awards and Apparel and graduated from Memphis State University, which is now the...
Looking to turn your idea into a six-figure business? Akamai Enterprise wants to help. The coaching and consulting firm will host a seminar and expo workshop for new and aspiring business owners on Feb. 23 at Bass Pro Shops. “Starting a new business is always a bit frightening and a bit...
by Adrian Sainz -- A judge set a trial date Friday for Billy Ray Turner, who faces weapons charges in connection with former NBA player Lorenzen Wright’s slaying, while also casting doubt about whether the separate murder trial in the high-profile case requires a change of venue. Shelby County Criminal Court...
by Harlan McCarthy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Music visionary Al Bell – this year’s recipient of the Authur S. Holman Lifetime Achievement Award – still lives on words of inspiration embraced by renowned motivational speaker Zig Ziglar and passed along to Bell by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “It’s...
Thirty years ago this year, in 1989, my father, Eddie Lee Smith Jr., made history as the first African American elected mayor of my hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi. It was a pretty big deal at the time, though when you think about it, it shouldn’t have been. I think...
Last month, Memphis was blanketed in a sea of red as members of the local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority celebrated their 106th Founders Day. The celebration, chaired by Demetria Monix-Goode, started with a REDception on Jan. 11, providing fun and fellowship with Deltas from Memphis Alumnae as well...