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Beside the annual, signature convocation of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), the Founder’s Day Celebration is the denomination’s largest gathering of members each year. Thousands of “saints,” as members are called, converge on Memphis to remember their founder, Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, who founded a movement in 1895...
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More than a dozen of the nation’s leading gospel singers and local gospel greats will star in the 44th annual WLOK Stone Soul Picnic from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. The daylong 2018 WLOK Stone Soul Picnic will feature gospel favorites,...
by Michelle Wilson Bradley Special to The New Tri-State Defender BancorpSouth is conducting citywide Homebuyer seminars for those seeking to purchase and refinance their homes. Through the MaxAccess Assistance Program, mortgage borrowers can obtain down payment assistance up to $7,250. The next scheduled seminar is August 18, 10 a.m. to noon at...
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Memphis gospel lovers will be happy to know the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour (ICGT) is coming to the city for the third straight year, making a stop at Brown Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday (Aug. 9) at 7 p.m. ICGT, in its 12th year, is a free concert hosted...
by Jeff Diamant and Besheer Mohamed Pew Research Center In recent years, a number of Pew Research Center surveys have shown that Millennials in the United States – young adults born between 1981 and 1996 – are generally less religious than older Americans, based on our core measures of religious commitment.  This holds true...
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...