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When you are a young Millennial transplant in Memphis, it’s always nice to go home – especially when home is the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. And when you’ve given your hometown something to be proud of, even better. TSD freelance correspondent Terrisa C. Mark returned home to her...
TSD photojournalist Gary S. Whitlow was on hand for the special moment that a third-grader found out her military mom would be home for Christmas after all! Staff Sgt. Quashaundria Williams, who had been deployed to South Korea, had been separated from her daughter, Shaumya Williams, for six months before...
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...