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You better vote…or you asked for it!

You better vote…or you asked for it!

10-30-2014 by Rev. Rodney Beard - avatar Rev. Rodney Beard

I had never given money to any party until the Internet age that made it simple to just click and send my meager donations. When President Obama ran for the first time, I clicked...

Say NO to the four, but wine is fine!

Say NO to the four, but wine is fine!

10-30-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Among the most important ballot items for the upcoming November 4, 2014 election are four proposed constitutional amendments. In addition, you will also have an opportunity to he...

LOC to salute Upward Bound anniversary with anti-violence teen summit

LOC to salute Upward Bound anniversary…

10-30-2014 by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell - avatar Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell

Like so many others tethered to the Internet, Delories Mosley watched an appalling scene play out as a screaming teen mob on the parking lot of an East Memphis shopping center at...

Greater Metro

LOC to salute Upward Bound anniversary with anti-violence teen summit

LOC to salute Upward Bound anniversary with anti-violence teen summit

Like so many others tethered to the Internet, Delories Mosley watched an appalling scene play out as a screaming teen mob on the parking lot...

Michelle R. Shelton – her ‘CATS’ story

Michelle R. Shelton – her ‘CATS’ story

The pastor at Golden Gate Cathedral, Bishop Edward Stephens Jr., had sermonized on occasion about the woman in the Bible who suffered 12 years with...

‘CATS’ means help for breast cancer battlers

‘CATS’ means help for breast cancer battlers

Clara Currin and Janelle Williams are among the 2.8 million-plus breast cancer survivors that the American Cancer Society (ACS) counts in the United States. Locally...

Entertainment

The real ‘King of R&B’

The real ‘King of R&B’

Take U.S. 78 South about 90 miles from Memphis and you come to Tupelo, Mississippi and BancorpSouth Arena, where Robert Sylvester Kelly – widely known...

In defense of Tiny Harris’ new eye color

In defense of Tiny Harris’ new eye color

Was I the only one who had absolutely no idea that people could permanently change their eye color with surgery? Apparently I was stuck in...

This Week’s DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases

Top Ten DVD List for October 28, 2014  “Begin Again” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00M7D81FO/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 “How We Got to Now”http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00LLQ2A2S/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

Sports

NCAA announces graduation success rate; releases Federal Graduation Rate report

NCAA announces graduation success rate; releases Federal Graduation Rate report

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA on Tuesday released the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and the Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) Report. For a second straight season, the...

Shifting roles for Grizz rookies as season begins

Shifting roles for Grizz rookies as season begins

In the NBA, the end of the preseason signals the beginning of a lot less playing time for most of the league’s rookies. There will...

Texans beat down Titans

Texans beat down Titans

NASHVILLE – J.J. Watt takes the NFL very seriously, so he gave Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger a reminder that this isn’t high school by...

Religion

The true ‘Church Folks Revolution’

The true ‘Church Folks Revolution’

I read an article today by “TJ” of Church Folks Revolution, pimppreacher.com which he titled, “Dear Jim Crow I Think We Need You: What Happened...

The Bishop’s daughter at 94

The Bishop’s daughter at 94

Earlier this month, Ruth Mason Lewis made a rare social visit to the Germantown home of her cousin, Eugene Phillips, for what she knew would...

The a cappella choir of Wiley College to perform

The a cappella choir of Wiley College to perform

The a cappella choir of Wiley College will be in concert this fall at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Ave., at 10 a.m. during the...

Business

One refurbished computer at a time

One refurbished computer at a time

As computers continue to sink deeper roots into society, many folks still cannot afford to purchase a new one. Others – due to the rapidly...

Providing food and services to the incarcerated

Providing food and services to the incarcerated

Across the country, attention is focused on economics and crime. Too many times the two are intertwined and the result is incarceration. From Los Angeles...

Small-business owners deserve a vacation

Small-business owners deserve a vacation

Less than half of small-business owners said they would take a summer vacation lasting at least one week in 2013. Many self-employed individuals are reluctant...

News

Say NO to the four, but wine is fine!

Say NO to the four, but wine is fine!

Among the most important ballot items for the upcoming November 4, 2014 election are four proposed constitutional amendments. In addition, you will also have an...

Black Dollar Project gathers for re-creation of historic Black Wall Street photo

Black Dollar Project gathers for re-creation of historic Black Wall Street photo

This past Saturday (Oct. 18) was a sight to remember, as members of the Black Dollar Project gathered together on the steps of the historic...

Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Tenn. able to set hours for adult stores NASHVILLE (AP) – Attorney General Herbert Slatery says in his first legal opinion since taking office that...

Opinion

You better vote…or you asked for it!

You better vote…or you asked for it!

I had never given money to any party until the Internet age that made it simple to just click and send my meager donations. When...

‘Christmas creep’ wants you!

‘Christmas creep’ wants you!

Did you notice that some stores are already touting Christmas sales?  They are encouraging people to start buying for Christmas now.  We’ve been experiencing this...

This isn’t new—Venus and Serena have endured nasty insults throughout their careers

This isn’t new—Venus and Serena have endured nasty insults throughout their careers

Over the weekend, Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev apologized for calling Venus and Serena Williams “the Williams brothers”—the least funny insult in what for the...

National News

Connecticut family sues over school's Ebola fears

Connecticut family sues over school's Ebola fears

HARTFORD, Conn. – The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears...

NEA president opposes ‘toxic’ tests

NEA president opposes ‘toxic’ tests

WASHINGTON – The new president of the nation's largest teachers union is a guitar-playing, Spanish-speaking author who takes over as once-sacred tenure protections are challenged...

 Midterm Elections: What do black women want?

Midterm Elections: What do black women want?

Making sense of high-profile House, Senate and gubernatorial races this tight will mean breaking down every voting bloc into the microscopic bits of data to...