When a toddler reaches the age of 16 months, his or her parents expect their little bundle of joy to be playful, mobile, energetic and demanding. But no one would expect that precious moment to be over-shadowed by a blinding disease that would become problematic over time.
Such was the case when Alicia Hall discovered that her son Gino LaVon Hall Jr.'s left eye had begun shifting asymmetrically in relation to his right eye. So she took him immediately to see an ophthalmologist at Southern College of Optometry.
"Excited" is the word Geeter Middle School students repeat when describing their thoughts about landing the nation's first Samsung "Smart School Solution," an advanced teaching technology that changes the way students learn.
The technology brings a modern, efficient way to engage students that could revolutionize classroom learning forever.
Virginia Walden Ford knows a thing or two about school choice. A native of Little Rock, she was one of 130 African-American students handpicked to desegregate the city's high schools in the 1960's.
Last week (Sept. 20), Ford was in Memphis and center stage as the speaker at a luncheon fashioned for a discussion on opportunity scholarships and school choice.
Audria "Nubia" Arnold, CEO of Nubia Creative Images, is using her creative eye and cutting edge artistry to promote breast cancer awareness.
NCI will present its first 100 Smiles Go Pink Breast Awareness Campaign for Breast Cancer on Oct. 5-6 at Nubia Creative Images, 4466 Elvis Presley Blvd, Ste 210.
President Barack Obama unleashed a nationwide fury of protest and disapproval from ministers and pastors, many of them African Americans, with his public endorsement of same-sex marriage. Many encouraged their congregations to sit it out on Election Day and to ask family and friends to do the same.
Report #1209010656ME – translation: another homicide by way of gun.
The Memphis Police Department issued a release on Wednesday night (Sept. 19), with it reaching the newsroom of The New Tri-State Defender at 7:58:52 p.m. It was short and painfully familiar, ending with the notation that an investigation is ongoing and a plea from homicide investigator for "someone to come forward with information to help solve this crime."