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Late last year, the Rev. Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson got a call from an officer at the National Civil Rights Museum asking him to chair the museum’s National MLK50 Clergy Executive Committee. After an illustrious ministerial career – including a long run at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church – he’d...
Local pastors stood alongside community activist Tami Sawyer on Wednesday as she called for the immediate removal of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue from Health Sciences Park. The gathering in the park came as Sawyer prepared for the five-hour, 385-mile drive to Athens, Tenn. where on Friday the Tennessee...
Karanja A. Ajanaku – Let’s go forward and say that everything that you want to happen has happened. And now you’re getting ready to walk out on stage the day of the opening. What are you going to tell the people? Roy Barnes – I would tell them that this...
A new public education fellowship for people of color will spotlight issues of equity and connect stakeholders of diverse backgrounds in the quest to improve student achievement across Tennessee. Sixteen people in the first class of Mosaic Fellows were named this week by the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition in conjunction...
The Halloran Centre was filled to capacity as fashion extraordinaire Ashley Dean, CEO of Dean’s House of Fashion, presented the fourth installment of her highly-anticipated runway show “The Weight is Over” on Sunday. Sponsored by plus-size retailer Lane Bryant, the show was dedicated to full-figured women of all shapes and...
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 and big dreams. He dedicated his life to helping people...
by Brianna Alexis Smith basmith@tsdmemphis.com October 6-7 – The First Annual Mempho Music Festival was created to blend today’s best sounds with Memphis’ storied musical heritage, creating a festival experience filled with music, food and nature that appeals to people of all ages. The festival is designed to pay homage to...
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 “Savage” due for release on September 29. The singer provided the...
Memphis school and philanthropic leaders were in the nation’s capital Thursday to hear how a local philanthropic group has raised $120 million for school initiatives in Washington, D.C. The Memphis contingent joined representatives from 16 other cities at a one-day forum hosted by the DC Public Education Fund on its...
If you missed it, you missed it. But in case you missed it, here are some of the highlights! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wiuTOKq2c0