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Who says you can’t go home again? Before starring at Georgia Tech and playing overseas, Maurice “Moe” Miller was a prolific player at Raleigh Egypt High School, leading his team to the state basketball tournament before graduating in 2007. Miller returned to his Raleigh Egypt roots four years ago as a...
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Memphis keeps getting shine in the media -- one of the latest being the Stax Music Academy blowing up the stage on Ellen DeGeneres' "Greatest Night of Giveaways" on NBC Thursday night. By the time it was over, one young musician had tickets to the Grammys and a scholarship to...
Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich invites families and friends of Shelby County homicide victims to join her in honoring the memory of their loved ones. “Season of Remembrance” will be held on Monday (December 2nd) in the City of Memphis Council Chambers at 125 North Main. The reception and...
When a private, Montessori-based school turns 28, a celebration – complete with cake, games and lots of fun – becomes the order of the day as was the case recently at 1st Class Montessori School. “It’s been a long road, but God was with me every step of the way,”...
Memphis coaching legend Fred Horton first coached Antonio Harris at Booker T. Washington High School in the early 1990s. This season, they meet for the first time as opposing coaches – Harris is in his sixth season as Horton’s replacement at BTW, while Horton came out of retirement to coach Whitehaven. Whitehaven’s team got an 86-70 win during an MLK Tournament game at Hamilton High School on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Career military man Horace Taylor is knee-deep in a bid – his own – for the presidency of the United States. Nope, he’s never run for public office. Yes, he’s all the way serious and official. “I read every thing I could get my hands on for months,” said Taylor,...
by Latrivia Welch, Special to The New Tri-State Defender For the coordinators and volunteers associated with the Veterans Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway, one way of saying “thank you” to a group of remarkable people is to start with a blue recycle bag. Over 50 volunteers gathered on Wednesday (November 20) at the...
“Faith without works is dead.” That verse from James 2 has always been a scripture my family lived by. And it’s part of the reason why our family – the Bernal E. Smith II family – presented the West Cancer Center in Cordova with 100 pink blankets. This year, our family...
The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at First Baptist Church Bartlett has been encouraging boys and men for 12 years. Pastor Darryl McDonald largely credits his father, Webber McDonald. At a point when McDonald was adrift and detached from his morally-centered upbringing, his father’s care served as a beacon back to spiritual...
by Terrisa Coreen Mark, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Presented with a special diamond-shaped award, Memphis Urban League (MUL) Board Chairperson Felicia Bean Barnes promptly moved to give it to one she thought more deserving – MUL President/CEO Tonja Sesley-Baymon. The gesture, which came during MUL’s 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration...