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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has launched a Diversity Business Enterprise Initiative to assist and encourage more small businesses and businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities to pursue business opportunities with the university. The initiative formalizes efforts underway for some time at UTHSC. It...
Black farmers are throwing their full support behind Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Black farmers also believe Kavanaugh would be a disaster for black America — including black farmers. And if you’re confused after reading those two sentences, it’s because where black farmers stand...
Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall and Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis (TCAT-Memphis) President Roland Rayner are beaming about a partnership designed to make advanced training in automotive technology more accessible, affordable and effective. “This partnership represents a shift in our approach to workforce development and...
Housed within a historic yet modern space with fancy drinks, live music and a diverse crowd, the new lounge, tapas and cigar bar Tailors’ Union/The Pocket feels every bit of royal. Catered to local professionals seeking a laid-back evening away from the regular Memphis scene, this intimate lounge is one of...
The city’s description will be familiar to most Memphians: A metropolis situated on a river that is rich in musical and cultural contributions to the world – even as its leaders and citizens struggle with crippling poverty and blight.  A description of the people will sound familiar too: A majority...
Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall and Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis (TCAT-Memphis) President Roland Rayner are beaming about a partnership designed to make advanced training in automotive technology more accessible, affordable and effective. “This partnership represents a shift in our approach to workforce development and...
by Michelle Wilson Bradley Special to The New Tri-State Defender BancorpSouth is conducting citywide Homebuyer seminars for those seeking to purchase and refinance their homes. Through the MaxAccess Assistance Program, mortgage borrowers can obtain down payment assistance up to $7,250. The next scheduled seminar is August 18, 10 a.m. to noon at...
The critics and naysayers – a most of which have been African Americans – have been many. They insist that it is a waste of time for representatives of black farmers to visit the White House and talk with members of an administration that is insensitive to the concerns...
by Williams D. Brack, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Some refuse to acknowledge past injustices as a direct cause of the current state of African-American wealth and business community. With those people particularly in mind, let’s examine the grocery business. In the early 1900s, Malone & Hyde, a wholesale food...
Eric Miller is the Greater Memphis Chamber’s new senior vice president of Economic Development. “Eric brings a disciplined, data-driven approach that will help us play smarter offense when it comes to business recruitment,” said Richard Smith, president and CEO of FedEx Trade Networks and chairman of the board for the...