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The Memphis Inter-Denominational Fellowship, Inc. will honor women in the judicial system during its 2018 presentation of 12 Most Outstanding Women. The event is set April 14 at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center at 800...
The first reaction was shock. Stunned silence robbed family and friends of any words. Then came the tears. There would be lots and lots of tears. Deep and utter sadness and disbelief yoked a heavy burden on those who...
by Joyce Kyles, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis recently honored three Memphians who have made it their mission to be a positive force in the city, whether it’s working with children or...
So… an aging parent begins to slip into the gloomy abyss of dementia. Say, a mother. At first, forgetting little things like where she laid the car keys are easily hidden. But the disease gradually starts to encroach on...
by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell  Special to The New Tri-State Defender For the Church of God in Christ, acknowledging its history is serious business. That’s why church leaders in 2011 turned to Mary P. Patterson, widow of the late Presiding Bishop...
In 1996, Melvin D. Watkins Jr., who had enlisted in the Air Force two years earlier after graduating from Hamilton High School, returned from a duty station in Turkey to  attend the funeral of his grandmother. As the eulogy...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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