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by Lee R. Watkins, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Despite some controversial court rulings against it, the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association continues to fight and has seen momentum swing in its favor.  Now, the Memphis-based organization is asking President Donald Trump not to intervene and accept a court’s recent...
The New Tri-State Defender has a rich and inspirational legacy. This year the newspaper celebrated 66 years of continuous publishing in Memphis. During this time, the TSD has been a major journalistic voice in the Greater Memphis region, first under the leadership of the Sengstacke family, then Real Times...
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The name Beverly Robertson answers who has been named interim president and chief executive officer of the Greater Memphis Chamber. The person that Robertson is – and long has been – speaks to the quality of the choice. The selection of Robertson, who worked for Holiday Inn Worldwide for 19...
When a store like Kroger closes its locations, thoughts immediately go to where people will shop for food, or where they will get prescriptions filled. But at the Kroger on Lamar Avenue in Memphis, which is set to close Feb. 3 due to business losses, there's another concern: Where will...
On Saturday, Feb. 3, Kroger will close two Memphis stores — one serving Orange Mound and the second on South Third Street. In the weeks since the company’s abrupt announcement, the business move has sparked outrage and concern over food deserts, spawning a grassroots movement. The movement is rooted in a...
Citing millions in losses, on Wednesday, Kroger announced that three Memphis-area stores — two in Memphis and one in Clarksdale, Mississippi — would be closing on February 3. One of those Memphis stores is located at 1977 S. Third St., in the Southgate shopping center. The other is at 2269 Lamar...
On Feb. 3, Kroger will close two Memphis stores — one near the corner of Lamar and Airways, the other on South Third Street. A big box retailer leaving a neighborhood in economic decline isn’t new, nor particularly surprising, especially if said big box retailer claims losses of more than...
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 family of Larry Dodson, author and former lead singer for The Bar-Kays, has embarked on a venture that affixes the Dodson brand to Guidance Whiskey. The path forward was rolled out informally during a VIP whiskey tasting and holiday celebration at Dodson’s home on the evening of Dec 19. “This...