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 THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

07-11-2014 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   * Street Warz 8:30pm | Memphis International Raceway...

The decision: Lebron chooses to go ‘home’

The decision: Lebron chooses to go ‘ho…

07-11-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

In a letter dictated to Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins and made public Friday morning, NBA Super Star LeBron James let the world know what so many have been waiting for – where...

Keyon Dooling’s life lessons

Keyon Dooling’s life lessons

07-11-2014 by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson-Special to The New Tri-State Defender - avatar Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson-Special to The New Tri-State Defender

One tall young man had the courage to admit that he never learned or, more accurately, was never taught. So Keyon Dooling, formerly with the Memphis Grizzlies and a 13-year NBA v...

Greater Metro

 THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.   FRIDAY   * Street Warz 8:30pm | Memphis International Raceway   *...

Farewell to the rhythm man – Mabon ‘Teeni’ Hodges

Farewell to the rhythm man – Mabon ‘Teeni’ Hodges

Scores of music industry friends and fans came out on Saturday (July 6th) to a memorial celebration at the Gibson Guitar Factory to honor one...

Brooks standing tall in Juvenile Court Clerk quest

Brooks standing tall in Juvenile Court Clerk quest

“It’s time to quit playing games and focus on the issues, fixing what’s wrong with Juvenile Court,” said Michael Todd, an organizer of a group...

Entertainment

The SugaShack – ‘make-shift funky’ & ‘soulfoul good’

The SugaShack – ‘make-shift funky’ & ‘soulfoul good’

  The nightlife in Memphis is diverse, even though some think it is not on par with other metropolitan cities. Amid that backdrop one local group...

How does God want us to deal with racism?

How does God want us to deal with racism?

In his new book “The Truth about Racism, Its Origins, Legacy and How God Wants Us To Deal With It,” Dr. Philip Asante sets out...

Memphis makes room for comedy

Memphis makes room for comedy

If there was ever a void in Memphis when it comes to comedy, it doesn’t exist anymore. No more waiting for the occasional comedy show...

Sports

The decision: Lebron chooses to go ‘home’

The decision: Lebron chooses to go ‘home’

In a letter dictated to Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins and made public Friday morning, NBA Super Star LeBron James let the world know what so...

Keyon Dooling’s life lessons

Keyon Dooling’s life lessons

One tall young man had the courage to admit that he never learned or, more accurately, was never taught. So Keyon Dooling, formerly with the...

Concussions a greater problem for African-American youth

Concussions a greater problem for African-American youth

WASHINGTON – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high...

Religion

Fullview Missionary Baptist church is on fire!

Fullview Missionary Baptist church is on fire!

Fullview Missionary Baptist Church can now say goodbye to its $2.5 million mortgage, and it will be doing just that with the help of a...

Eugene Waller Scholarship Prayer Breakfast extols the virtues of faith

Eugene Waller Scholarship Prayer Breakfast extols the virtues of faith

“Championing the Future Through Faith” was the theme for the Eugene Waller Scholarship Prayer Breakfast, which was held at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis last...

Line Dance-A-Thon is a bridge builder at Unity Christian Church

Line Dance-A-Thon is a bridge builder at Unity Christian Church

Unity Christian Church in Whitehaven held its inaugural Line Dance-A-Thon last Saturday (June 7th). Led by the Rev. Eric Ovid Donaldson, the church’s pastor, the...

Business

Too many African Americans are ‘credit invisible’

Too many African Americans are ‘credit invisible’

“I am invisible, understand,” Ralph Ellison famously wrote, “simply because people refuse to see me.”   He was speaking of the double consciousness that accompanied the burden...

What are the basic types of life insurance?

What are the basic types of life insurance?

One of the best ways to protect against the financial consequences of a primary wage earner’s premature death is life insurance. However, only about 6...

The business of tipping

The business of tipping

A huge part of a restaurant’s success is the ability to maintain great wait staff.  This becomes a major challenge when customers do not adequately...

News

Is TVA moving from coal to gas?

Is TVA moving from coal to gas?

TVA is making decisions about the future of the Allen coal-burning power plant right now. This urgent issue requires immediate action in our community. Yes...

Locked up, left behind: Juvenile justice system failing Southern youth

Locked up, left behind: Juvenile justice system failing Southern youth

“The most disadvantaged, troubled students in the South and the nation attend schools in the juvenile justice systems,” the 2014 report from the Southern Education...

Marching back to Mississippi

Marching back to Mississippi

Those of us who were in Mississippi to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer know very well none of it could have unfolded in...

Opinion

What the book ‘Place, Not Race’ doesn’t get

What the book ‘Place, Not Race’ doesn’t get

I vividly remember the affirmative action debates that raged on my campus when I was a college student in the early ’90s. Many of our...

Yes, immigrant kids are fleeing violence, but so were kids in Chicago last weekend

Yes, immigrant kids are fleeing violence, but so were kids in Chicago…

  Incensed by President Barack Obama’s plan to deport thousands of immigrant children who have arrived in the U.S. illegally in recent months, activists have taken...

It’s time to stop asking whether women can have it all

It’s time to stop asking whether women can have it all

Can women have it all? If you’re a working woman, you’ve read your fair share of inconclusive articles that seek to answer this sphinxlike mystery...

National News

The Links, Incorporated elects its 16th national president

  (BlackNews.com) – The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated have elected Glenda Newell-Harris, M.D., as its 16th national president.    The election of Newell-Harris marks the...

African-American unemployment best in 6 years

WASHINGTON – The African-American unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008.   Last week, the...

All students benefit from minority teachers

Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both whites and blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force...