Thursday, January 20, 2022

Business

When your roots extend deep into one of the nation's poorest ZIP codes (38126) and you've stepped into the role of Greater Memphis Chamber chairman, your view of Memphis takes on magnified importance throughout the city. Such is the case...
by Melvin Jones, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The demand that African-Americans work for free (slavery) expired in 1865. But that hasn’t stopped some white business leaders from consistently and collectively denying African-Americans opportunities to increase their wealth. These efforts were...
by Florence Howard -- An outspoken, unapologetic and bold champion for minority businesses. That, said a friend of 20-plus years, describes Memphis Black Business Directory founder/CEO Melvin Jones, who died Monday (11/16/20). Attorney Carlee McCullough, former Contract Compliance Officer for the...
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...
Some of the sounds coming from Handy Park in the Beale Street Entertainment District in Downtown Memphis are chest-rattling forerunners of a wave of improvements under the guidance of an African-American-owned, general-contracting firm, Castle Black Construction. Twin brothers Jarrett Logan...
Services have been set for May 9 for Memphis Realtor Lawrence Johnson -- an "idol" to some and the man many credit with helping them purchase their first home. The death of Mr. Johnson, 80, quickly traveled across social media...
If you watch closely the mourning of Nipsey Hussle, you will notice that it feels a bit different than that of other rappers who departed too soon. He didn’t just connect with people through music, but through a business...
By JOSEPH PISANI and GARY GERARD HAMILTON The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified." The pizza chain said Friday that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials and...
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...
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...