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Abyssinian Baptist Church (in partnership with #UPTheVote901) will host a fish fry ($8 per plate) while collecting school supplies and conducting a voter empowerment symposium on Saturday (July 28) beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Earle J. Fisher, pastor of Abyssinian, said, “We encourage community members to come eat, fellowship,...
The Mid-South Transplant Foundation (MSTF) kicked off Donate Life ECHO (Every Community Has Opportunity to Donate Life) with a summer movie screening series at local churches to raise awareness of organ and tissue donation in multicultural communities. The national campaign, ending July 21, highlights minorities sharing their stories of organ...
by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender On July 15 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood, 620 Parkrose Ave., two coaching legends of Memphis with Oklahoma connections will be honored during Mt. Vernon Baptist Church’s Legacy Sunday service at 10 a.m. Coach Jerry C. Johnson, born in Tulsa, Okla....
by Michelle Wilson Bradley, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Economic equity, Education reform and immigration/intercultural equity were the three issues voted on by attendees at the MICAH Convention held this past Sunday at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. “We are here to come together to build a powerful coalition...
During the National Baptist Congress Convention 2018, I attended the Youth Rally on day four of the five-day gathering. In attendance were gospel musician Johnathan McReynold, Israel “Izzy” Idonjine, former NFL player from the “Chicago Bears” and founder and CEO of Blessed Communion. Idonjine’s company makes the communion cups...
Bishop David A. Hall Sr. has embraced a theme that reflects a nonprofit group’s resolve to more directly affect the course of revitalization in the inner-city section of South Memphis that is re-emerging as South City. “South City, can we have a Life Together?” That’s the theme associated with the...
In the space between midnight and daybreak of May 15, Bishop Cornal Garnett Henning Sr. passed away, closing the last chapter of a life lived “on the front line of social and political advancement.” He was 82. A devoted member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, The Right Rev. Henning...
Congregants were preparing to hear the Sunday morning sermon at Union Valley Baptist Church, an iconic landmark in the heart of South Memphis. Pastor H.O. Kneeland was reminding the church to pray for those on the “Sick and Shut-In List.” Before the Rev. Kneeland could finish the thought, he collapsed...
Bishop William Young and Pastor Dianne Young, graduates of Booker T. Washington High School, decided in 1991 to begin the Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church in the Oakhaven Community of Memphis. They chose a site previously occupied by a white congregation and a private school founded by white residents...
Established in 1944, the Tennessee School of Religion’s motto is “Let Light Be.” With that in mind, the 73rd commencement was held at Berean Missionary Baptist Church on May 11. The Rev. Dr. Edward Parker Jr. conferred the symbols of honorary degrees to Carolyn Miller, the Rev. Andre Jones and...