Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Metro Memphis

by Jerome Robinson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender On November 10th of 2016, Dr. Trevor K. Thompson’s life came to an end. Trevor is how most people know him. He was the guy with the big smile, the big heart...
The Essence/Ford My City, 4 Ways event was on a higher plane and well done all around. And while I had a hand in it (on the PR side), I’m saying this as a person who has either worked...
A Memphis-based rapper who was headlining the Little Rock, Ark., show where 28 people were injured, was arrested in connection with the melee on Sunday in Alabama. Al.com reports that 25-year-old Ricky Hampton, better known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested...
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...
At a young age, my doctor told me that I could not physically have children. So when I was pregnant with my son almost four years ago, I was petrified. My future was already bleak, considering I was homeless...
For the 21st year – as in years past – the Annual W.C. Handy Heritage Awards served to honor “Authentic Beale Street Musicians” and treat attendees to the music that earned the artists such acclaim. Case in point: After awards...
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association lost one of its own this week with the death of Bernal E. Smith II, publisher of The New Tri-State Defender and a well-respected member of the NNPA. Mr....
Each year, more African-American men are entering college, but reports show that only half of them are finishing. At the University of Memphis those numbers hit close to home with the graduation rate of African-American men standing at less...
Recording artist Tank electrified Memphis with a sold-out performance Sunday at The New Daisy Theatre. Billed as the Savage Tour, the R&B veteran crooned two hours worth of familiar tunes in addition to new music from his highly anticipated album...
The ground-floor portion of the sanctuary at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood swelled to capacity, yielding the overflow to ascending rows of seats. Such was the turnout for the homegoing of The New Tri-State Defender’s publisher, Bernal E. Smith II. Mr....