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On Thursday (April 18), four Memphis nonprofits will be uplifted themselves with the first Uplift the Community grants. Building Blocks Mentoring Program; Principles of Manhood; Safeways Direct Blight Action Program; and Strong Tower, Staying Power will be presented with their Uplift the Community grants at 11 a.m. at the Memphis...
With its funding expiring, a Memphis program for students coming out of juvenile detention could end soon, despite a three-year record of job placement and low recidivism. The $1.2 million federal grant for Project Stand expires this summer. The U.S. Department of Education, which funnels Justice Department funds to programs,...
]A new system for collecting yard debris and outside-the-cart items will be in use by the City of Memphis’ Division of Solid Waste starting May 1. “At its core, city government’s job is to provide top quality, reliable service to our residents,” said Mayor Jim Strickland. “With this new improvement...
Legendary photojournalist Dr. Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prolific photographers to document the lives of African Americans in Memphis. A new book on Dr. Withers’ early work is in the works, but several photos need identification. That’s where YOU come in! Are you a history buff? Perhaps...
Three days on the job as CEO/president of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Jeff Lyash on Wednesday afternoon was fielding media questions in the 8th floor conference room of TVA’s new office space at 100 Peabody Place in Downtown Memphis. Lyash, who succeeded William D. Johnson, is the former president/CEO of...
The City of Memphis has launched “Create Your Space,” a call for ideas for the creative reimagining of the Memphis College of Art and Brooks Museum buildings. The open invitation is to “help create a new blueprint for the iconic Overton Park anchors to ensure that they remain accessible cultural...
Adults were the ones listening to students teach this week as Memphis student advocates shared their recommendations on how to reduce out-of-school suspensions and expulsions. Six students at G.W. Carver College and Career Academy, an alternative school, worked for months on suggestions for Shelby County Schools leaders that they believe...
The New Tri-State Defender welcomes letters and comments from our readers. To submit yours, visit our submission form and put "In The Mail" on the "Story/Idea Summary" line. by Julian D. Cross My name is Julian Cross and I am a senior at The Memphis Central High School. In addition to...
Like almost any major city, Memphis has a sizable homeless population. Two healthcare providers have banded together to open a free healthcare clinic that provides care for medical conditions and mental illnesses among this vulnerable group. On March 1, local providers Baptist Memorial Healthcare and Christ Community Health Services opened the...
By Joe B. Kent, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Local media outlets, on occasion, attempt to check the box of public education when it comes to the complex and controversial issue of tax incentives by publishing various forms of reporting and opinion. But, in most cases such publications fall...