Monday, July 13, 2020

People

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...
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,...
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...
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...
“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...
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,...
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...
The imprint of William Hudson Jr. is forever etched upon the corporate citizenship of Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA). That’s why this year’s “Stuff A MATA Bus” food drive was dedicated to Hudson’s memory. “Under his leadership, Stuff A MATA...
Stevie Nolan, the 104-year-old church member of New Sardis Missionary Baptist Church, recently was saluted as the “Matriarch” of the church. The (Sept. 8) recognition for the church’s oldest living member was immediately after church service in the Family Life...