Sunday, May 9, 2021

Business

by Brianna Smith-Herman -- It’s been a while since many of us have had a selfie-worthy moment to spice up our Instagram and Facebook feeds that didn’t include wearing a mask. For those looking to add some color and whimsy to...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- In the wake of COVID-19, the travel and restaurant industries are challenged to redefine hospitality and innovate new experiences. As a longtime Memphis culture and foodie enthusiast, Cristina McCarter of City Tasting Tours accepted this challenge...
Can you really raise money without fundraising staff? Yes, it’s done all the time and has been for a long time.  We asked Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr. what to consider when building an all-volunteer fundraising effort.  He shared, “I...
FedEx Corp. has pledged to commit $5 million to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Mississippi and Tennessee. The initiative is crafted to create education and job readiness for students at Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi...
Anyone who has been to Brinson’s Downtown Lounge to enjoy a jazz set likely knows its owner, Betty Brinson. On Monday morning, Jan. 11, she died, according to her eldest son, Eric Brinson. “Mother had not been sick at all,...
The Sister-Nomic$ Economic Empowerment Workshop was a power-packed session of financial schooling, notwithstanding its virtual format Tuesday Jan. 5) evening. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.-Memphis Chapter sponsored the two-hour workshop. The featured speaker was financial planner Charles...
The New Tri-State Defender is bringing in the New Year with a spin on business in Memphis. Starting January 2021, we will offer business owners the opportunity to showcase their businesses through various TSD media channels with our first social...
Go inside Motherland Gallery and step into a showplace of African-themed beauty and wonder. Nowadays, you’re also stepping into a Whitehaven shop struggling to survive COVID-19’s ongoing impact.  The once-thriving business at the old Mall of Memphis just off Interstate 240...
by Najee El-Amin -- Homebuyer education and assistance – an ongoing need in the Memphis area – recently got a $50,000 boost from the Bank of America. On December 15, Bank of America named United Housing, Inc. as its latest Neighborhood...
Father, son, brother, pastor, businessman, civic leader, friend and more all converged in Donnell Cobbins, who contracted COVID-19 and died Friday (Dec. 110, two months shy of turning 50. His death was among 2,950 reported in the United States on...