Saturday, July 2, 2022

People

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 T. LaShaun Wallace, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Foster parent and adoptive mom Sabrina Powe is poised and ready for a Mother’s Day she never will forget. Powe, a Memphis accountant, will celebrate this coming Mother’s Day with two...
It’s hard to surprise a woman like Ruth Tate, especially at the Ruth Tate Senior Center in South Memphis. For 35 years, she directed the activities, special events, bus excursions, and even a trip to Europe for senior participants. Tate...
Two weeks ago, 24-year-old DeAndre Bramlett felt hopeless and alone. He had no job, no prospects, and no money to take care of his son, Kamyron, only a year old. Tuesday, he turned 25. And in all his 25 years,...
Estella Mayhue-Greer, who has led the Mid South Food Bank as President and CEO since 2011, will retire from the organization effective December 31, 2019. Mayhue-Greer joined Mid-South Food Bank in 1996 as agency relations director, working with the Food...
“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...
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...
The historic South Main event venue, “409,” was the setting last Thursday evening for the 40th Annual Banquet hosted by the Association for Women Attorneys (AWA). Several program highlights made the evening memorable. The highly coveted Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award...
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...
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...