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‘Christmas creep’ wants you!

‘Christmas creep’ wants you!

10-25-2014 by Julianne Malveaux-NNPA News Service - avatar Julianne Malveaux-NNPA News Service

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 “Chri...

Drumming up opposition to Amendment 1 in the African-American community

Drumming up opposition to Amendment 1 …

10-25-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

“Vote No on 1: The Civil Rights Perspective” will be the focus on Monday (Oct. 27) of an event that will feature several prominent African-American leaders and organizations duri...

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

10-24-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area. FRIDAY * Boo! Ball7pm-12am | Pink Palace Museum * River Arts Fest6pm | S. Mai...

Greater Metro

Drumming up opposition to Amendment 1 in the African-American community

Drumming up opposition to Amendment 1 in the African-American community

“Vote No on 1: The Civil Rights Perspective” will be the focus on Monday (Oct. 27) of an event that will feature several prominent African-American...

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area. FRIDAY * Boo! Ball7pm-12am | Pink Palace Museum *...

Dinaw Mengestu – alive, writing & reading

Dinaw Mengestu – alive, writing & reading

Dinaw Mengestu will be in Memphis on a mission next month – to stimulate area residents to embrace a deeper and more widespread level of...

Entertainment

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun BIG BUDGET FILMS     “Ouija” (PG-13 for disturbing violence, frightening images and mature themes) Horror flick about a tight-knit...

Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked...

Dee from ‘What’s Happening’ reveals cancer diagnosis and Smithsonian honor

Dee from ‘What’s Happening’ reveals cancer diagnosis and Smithsonian honor

One of the most memorable lines from the ’70s sitcom “What’s Happening” came from Raj’s bratty little sister, Dee. In at least every episode, Dee...

Sports

Grizzlies derail Cavs’ road-victory effort

Grizzlies derail Cavs’ road-victory effort

One is the number of times that you will see the Memphis Grizzlies on national television during the regular season. And for that you can...

Against all odds: The King brothers

Against all odds: The King brothers

It’s been almost 50 years since Charles and Tony King became the first and only black siblings to play on the same professional football team...

Mavs used balanced offense to beat Grizzlies

Mavs used balanced offense to beat Grizzlies

DALLAS (AP) — Tyson Chandler's off-season work on his shot was apparent on Monday night. Chandler scored 14 points and added a game-high eight rebounds in...

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

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...

Marketing communications’ first minority-owned holding company created to ‘transform the industry’

Marketing communications’ first minority-owned holding company created to ‘transform the industry’

(BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK – The formation of the marketing communications industry’s first wholly minority-owned holding company was announced on Tuesday (Oct. 14th). Determined...

News

‘Say yes to seafood’ for better health

‘Say yes to seafood’ for better health

When Linda Cornish helped lay the foundation for the Memphis Farmers Market back in 2006, she, along with other Memphians, wanted to see a thriving...

Roundup: News briefs

  FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries (AP) – FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries. The company forecast Wednesday that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will...

Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Miss renews water-rights battle with Memphis JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh-in on whether to allow Mississippi...

Opinion

‘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...

Out of My Racial Comfort Zone: Why a Predominantly White College Was Best for Me

Out of My Racial Comfort Zone: Why a Predominantly White College Was…

Attending a predominantly white institution was not an unusual decision to make in my family. Out of all of my immediate family members, only my...

National News

Racial disparities in early childhood education hurts U.S.

Racial disparities in early childhood education hurts U.S.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Though the nation increasingly recognizes the importance of early childhood education, young African Americans and other children of color continue to trail...

Democratic candidates must work harder to lock in African-American voters

Democratic candidates must work harder to lock in African-American voters

It’s hard not to see this coming. Democrats will be popping Tylenols in bed the morning of Nov. 5—only hours after election night returns stream...

Supreme Court justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

Supreme Court justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.A majority of the...