In Memphis to film the finale of his reality TV show, "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," and lending his support to the Olympic Cares Toy Drive, T.I. opened up during a press conference at Southland Mall on Tuesday (Nov. 20).
Kelvin Cowans: Welcome to Memphis T.I., and thanks for coming!
T.I.: Right on!
A tangible sense of family gripped The New Tri-State Defender's 4th Annual Men of Excellence Reception and Awards Dinner at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn last Saturday (Nov. 17.)
That sensation was made all the more real by the evening's keynote speaker, Dr. Willie W. Herenton, the first African American elected mayor of Memphis and the city's longest-serving mayor. He did not disappoint, delivering an address that added context to a dynamic event recognizing and honoring area African-American men for their contributions and achievements.
University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones will meet Tuesday (Nov. 27) with Mary Woods and her son, Jamal Woods, regarding on-campus incidents of harassment made uglier by racial underpinnings.
The Rev. Dwight Montgomery, Memphis SCLC president, confirmed the meeting Tuesday (Nov. 20) after he and the Rev. L. LaSimba Gray, Rainbow PUSH Memphis president, held a press conference calling for the university to meet with the Woods family, SCLC Memphis and Rainbow PUSH.
The 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry will be held on Thanksgiving Day, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
MATA will provide free transportation on a special route to and from the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bishop Brandon B. Porter of Memphis says his election to the Church of God in Christ General Board was a matter of obedience – not ambition – and that he sees himself in the role of bridging a "disconnect" between the city and COGIC.
Porter, pastor of Memphis' Greater Community Temple COGIC, was elected Tuesday (Nov. 13) during COGIC's annual Convocation, which was held in St. Louis for the third consecutive year after 100-plus years in Memphis.
Somehow, Michael Mallory's sneakers have always guided him down the path that led to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. Whether it was walking a few blocks around the corner to the Barksdale Club, or hiking six miles from his Midtown home to the Samelson Club in Highland Heights, Mallory knew the Boys & Girls Clubs was his ticket to staying on the straight-and-narrow.
When Republican Gov. Bill Haslam officially declares November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month next week, he will have no stronger bi-partisan supporter than State Rep. Lois DeBerry of Memphis.
DeBerry, Speaker Pro Tempore Emeritus, is a pancreatic cancer survivor. Last month, doctors delivered good news – no traces of the disease were detectable of the disease that she had been battling for almost three years.