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The 2014 Middle Passage Commemoration to Focus  on the West African Nation of Ghana

The 2014 Middle Passage Commemoration …

09-02-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

  The 21st annual Middle Passage Commemoration is next Tuesday (Sept. 9)   7 p.m. in the Little Theater in the Alma C. Hanson Student Center on the LeMoyne-Owen Colle...

CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember

CeeLo Green: People who have really be…

09-02-2014 by Yesha Callahan-The Root - avatar Yesha Callahan-The Root

On Friday, CeeLo Green pleaded no contest to a felony count of providing Ecstasy to a woman in 2012. The unnamed woman accused the former “The Voice” judge of spiking her drink ...

Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national outrage

Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national …

09-02-2014 by Brian Melley-Associated Press - avatar Brian Melley-Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. ...

Greater Metro

The 2014 Middle Passage Commemoration to Focus  on the West African Nation of Ghana

The 2014 Middle Passage Commemoration to Focus on the West African…

  The 21st annual Middle Passage Commemoration is next Tuesday (Sept. 9)   7 p.m. in the Little Theater in the Alma C. Hanson Student Center on...

CBU to host charter ceremony for its new NAACP student chapter

CBU to host charter ceremony for its new NAACP student chapter

Christian Brothers University (CBU) is making history among Lasallian institutions by becoming the first to incorporate a student chapter of the NAACP. In celebration, an...

Best in Black Awards Weekend

Best in Black Awards Weekend

Friday, July 25th marked the beginning of online voting for the 2014 Best in Black (BIB) Awards Competition hosted by The New Tri-State Defender. It...

Entertainment

This week’s DVD releases

This week’s DVD releases

Top Ten DVD List for September 2, 2014                          “American Promise” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JKTFQTM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   “Whitewash” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00LLI7IHS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20    “Draft Day” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KVFHBP6/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

Brown Tribute ‘Don’t Shoot’

Brown Tribute ‘Don’t Shoot’

Michael Brown's death appears to be sparking an entire cultural movement, particularly among black musicians.   A group of powerful artists—including the Game, Diddy, Rick Ross, 2...

The ‘real’ Muhammad Ali is depicted in a documentary about his life outside the ring

The ‘real’ Muhammad Ali is depicted in a documentary about his life…

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – One of the most recognizable figures on the Earth is Muhammad Ali. While many have heard his name and been told of...

Sports

Serena Williams Denies Being Drunk, Pregnant or on Drugs During Wimbledon Meltdown

Serena Williams Denies Being Drunk, Pregnant or on Drugs During Wimbledon Meltdown

Nationwide — In the latest issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, tennis champion Serena Williams addressed what happened in Wimbledon when she appeared disoriented and was...

NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has implemented a six-game suspension for NFL personnel who are charged with domestic violence or sexual assault and banishment from the...

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars are still the pride of Chicago, even after a tough loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series...

Religion

Assemblies of God leader to speak at COGIC 150th C.H. Mason birthdate commemoration

Assemblies of God leader to speak at COGIC 150th C.H. Mason birthdate…

Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Springfield, Missouri, will be the guest speaker at the Church of God in Christ...

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith out front 35 years

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith…

Community choirs come and go, but the Stellar Award nominated Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith has been a mainstay in traditional gospel...

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

“I have a heart for people and I’ve always been a servant of the community. I just want to see people have the best in...

Business

Business leaders help Memphis high school seniors

Business leaders help Memphis high school seniors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Business leaders in Memphis are using their experience as executives to help high school students get into college.   The Commercial Appeal reports...

On Our Way to Wealthy: Allworld Films

On Our Way to Wealthy: Allworld Films

Have you ever experienced a movie with footage that was in the air or over water? The beauty of the scene can often be breathtaking. So...

Five Things You Should Know About Getting Approved for a Business Loan

Five Things You Should Know About Getting Approved for a Business Loan

Myths and misconceptions about the reason banks decline loans and the rate at which this happens are as common today as ever. As a banker...

News

$40,000,000 Civil Rights Suit Filed Against Ferguson

$40,000,000 Civil Rights Suit Filed Against Ferguson

It was bound to happen. A group of demonstrators have filed a $40 million lawsuit against Ferguson, Mo., and its police department in the aftermath...

Students Create Roofie Alert Nail Polish

Students Create Roofie Alert Nail Polish

A group of students at North Carolina State University are combatting date rape with nail polish. They’ve created Undercover Colors, a line of polishes that...

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Was Shot

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Was Shot…

(CNN) – Could a newly released audio provide more clues on what led up to Michael Brown’s shooting death? The FBI has questioned a man who...

Opinion

CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember

CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember

On Friday, CeeLo Green pleaded no contest to a felony count of providing Ecstasy to a woman in 2012. The unnamed woman accused the former “The...

Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcuffed Black Men

Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcuffed Black Men

Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught...

Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a bad thing

Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a bad thing

Language and speech development is an early milestone that is vital for all infants to reach in order to promote healthy progression into childhood and...

National News

Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national outrage

LOS ANGELES – They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another...

Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri...

Christensen set to be U.S. first Black female governor

The United States has never had a Black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that could change in the November general election...