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As a housemaid, Wardell Seals Jr.’s mother made $8.22 per week and funneled that into taking care of her six children. His father sharecropped land in Winona, Miss. – the same land his father worked. Family lore said the Seals had worked the same land from the time slavery was...
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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 promoting Papa John's in other ways. The company hopes O'Neal...
by Mackenzie Lampner, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Economist Joseph Schumpeter suggests that, “the public finances are one of the best starting points for an investigation of society, especially ... of its political life.” What, then, do we learn about our own community when we examine our local municipal...
Small business owner Nyah Nile talks “God, grace and guts” on “Where Do We Go From Here?” on TSDRadio. Nile, the founder, CEO and administrator of PremiereChoice, a West Memphis-based, in-home care services company, shares here faith-based journey with TSD Publisher/Executive Editor Karanja A. Ajanaku. Small business owner Nyah Nile talks...
by Dena S. Owens -- What Mayor Jim Strickland and his administration call “a clerical error” is turning up the heat on what already was a hot mayoral race-issue: the amount that the City of Memphis spends – and should spend – in minority-and-women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) contracts. “Our MWBE...
Renowned fitness expert BreAnna Boyd has channeled her passion for inspiring others into a new venture designed to help clients incorporate healthful meals into their busy lives. 15md Wellness is a meal preparation and catering service located at 6343 Summer Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. Boyd and her team of skilled...
by Dena L. Owens, Special to The New Tri-State Defender How can Memphis reduce blight? How will its citizens gain more access to jobs through public transportation? How will the city make neighborhoods safer? These questions are debated daily in social media, offices and homes by native Memphians and transplants alike....
by Nyah Nile, Special to The New Tri-State Defender This girl – me – is “going to slay her lane and she is on fire!” The source of my blaze is the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit held at The Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas last weekend (Feb. 28-March...
By Ashlei Williams, High Ground News Hustler. Socialite. Intermediary. What comes to mind when someone says they are in real estate? Try matchmaker. Leasing Angels, a full-service real estate firm, acts as a leasing agent for apartment communities. As a prospective homebuyer would solicit the services of a Realtor, renters can...
It’s the fourth time around for Memphis Black Restaurant Week and the menu –a week of soul-satisfying dining experiences – is well known to many. And for those just getting up to speed on the local foodie’s paradise week, well, the first time around should be a delightful adventure. Memphis Black...