Metro Memphis

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 and Jonathan Logan own Castle Black Construction, which – according...
A Wednesday morning news conference at the NAACP Memphis Branch office kicked off big buzz around the 2nd Annual Uplift the Community Grant awards for non-profit organizations. Applications are available now on the NAACP website. A three-fold partnership between Kroger’s Delta Division, the Memphis NAACP, and The New Tri-State Defender launched...
Pressing on the agenda was Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division’s proposed electricity-rate hike as six new members joined eight returning members for the first Memphis City Council meeting of 2020 on Tuesday. According to MLGW President J.T. Young, if the council doesn’t vote on the increase soon, customer outage...
Emogene Wilson, former women’s editor and society-page writer for the Tri-State Defender, will be interred at Elmwood Cemetery next to her late husband, former Tri-State Defender editor, general manager and civil rights era icon, L. Alex Wilson, on Friday. The homegoing service is set for noon (Jan. 10) at Emmanuel...
The passing of Christine Grandberry has evoked an extraordinary outpouring of grief, especially in the Frayser community where she was dub hailed as “Queen,” or the “Mayor of Frayser.” Nothing happened without her blessing — politicians knew it, community leaders acknowledged it, and resident families depended on it. “Of course, Ms....
So many stories remain untold of the gestures of love and acts of sacrifice in the lives of thousands of people Joyce Blackmon touched in her lifetime. Yes, she was lauded as the first African American and the first woman to serve as a vice-president at Memphis Light Gas and...
Whether the biblical story of Jeremiah’s running search through the streets of Jerusalem is new to you or familiar territory, you likely would have been moved by the energy that the Prayer Breakfast for Memphis keynoter put into the telling of his version on Tuesday morning. The Rev. Dr. Bartholomew...
By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press The ground and water in some northern Mississippi communities could become polluted if nearby Memphis pulls out of a decadeslong agreement to treat the area's sewage, the suburban water officials say in a federal lawsuit. In the newly filed suit, the Mississippi sewer district that serves...
By A.J. Duggar III, High Ground News Teens and young adults are often in need of work experience, a steady job, or help deciding their next steps towards education and a long-term career path. For those who experience personal or family hardships and instabilities, achieving their dreams or even basic...
By Jeff Hulett, High Ground News Frayser and Whitehaven will be the newest neighborhoods to shop local with MEMShop. Communities Unlimited’s MEMShop program will help Memphis-area entrepreneurs launch six new stores in early 2020. The business owners will receive assistance locating a vacant space, help negotiating the lease, and one-on-one consulting...