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Why do black people have so many cousins?

Why do black people have so many cousi…

07-30-2014 by Jenée Desmond-Harris-The Root - avatar Jenée Desmond-Harris-The Root

Dear Race Manners:   Why do black people seem to have so many cousins (or call so many people "cousin")? I'm white. Just wondering! —Curious About Cousins   You're ...

Aristocrat of Bands taking high-energy show to NFL Hall of Fame game Aug. 3

Aristocrat of Bands taking high-energy…

07-30-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – They have marched and performed all across the country, from presidential inaugurations and marching competitions to nationally televised NFL halft...

Tony Dungy unfairly attacked

Tony Dungy unfairly attacked

07-29-2014 by Raynard Jackson-NNPA News Service - avatar Raynard Jackson-NNPA News Service

The homosexual mafia has struck again. This time, however, they have picked the wrong target. Beloved former Tampa Bay and Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy has been under...

Greater Metro

Aristocrat of Bands taking high-energy show to NFL Hall of Fame game Aug. 3

Aristocrat of Bands taking high-energy show to NFL Hall of Fame game…

NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – They have marched and performed all across the country, from presidential inaugurations and marching competitions to nationally televised NFL halftime...

Tennessee Medical Association taking heat for new pregnancy criminalization law

Tennessee Medical Association taking heat for new pregnancy criminalization law

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), along with more than 65 leading Tennessee, national, and international medial and ethics professionals, and other organizations, have released...

Hammering on Weirich’s record

Hammering on Weirich’s record

With early voting for the August 7th election having now entered its second week, Judge Joe Brown says his “Law and Order” grassroots campaign will...

Entertainment

This week’s DVD releases

This week’s DVD releases

Top Ten DVD List for July 29, 2014   “Next Goal Wins” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K12K4VW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   “The Amazing Catfish” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JDCOHVY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   “Secret State” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JW3ST90/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   “Noah” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JBGWP3Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20  

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun   BIG BUDGET FILMS       “And So It Goes” (PG-13 for sexual references and drug use) Romantic comedy revolving...

Lauryn Hill & The Misunderstanding of Memphis Fans

Lauryn Hill & The Misunderstanding of Memphis Fans

Hundreds of Memphis-area residents were incredibly eager and excited about attending the sold-out concert of living legend Lauryn Hill last Saturday (July 18th) at Minglewood...

Sports

TSU’s Tigers ready to follow up best season in decades

TSU’s Tigers ready to follow up best season in decades

NASHVILLE — Tennessee State has high expectations coming off its best season in almost 30 years, thanks largely to a very stingy defense that takes...

Titans hope having more winners helps turnaround

Titans hope having more winners helps turnaround

NASHVILLE — Finding his locker parked in the middle of the defensive backs left linebacker Wesley Woodyard feeling nervous as he joined the Titans. A defensive...

Titans ready, eager to win with coach Whisenhunt

Titans ready, eager to win with coach Whisenhunt

NASHVILLE (AP) — A coaching change always creates excitement, bringing the promise of more wins and elusive playoff berths.   Ken Whisenhunt’s resume is loaded enough that...

Religion

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor

Greater Middle Baptist Church, pastored by the late Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks for 52 years, will install the Rev. William McKinley Jackson as pastor on...

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...

Business

Made In Rural America

Made In Rural America

“Only the Serious Need Attend” could have been the slogan for the Made In Rural America forum held at Southwest Tennessee Community College – Macon...

Naturals in the City Hair & Wellness Expo – Year III

Naturals in the City Hair & Wellness Expo – Year III

  There is an empowering ring to the thought that natural beauty has an inside presence just waiting for the embrace of women, men and children...

What are SEP IRAs?

What are SEP IRAs?

A simplified employee pension plan (SEP) is a deferred-compensation arrangement that is similar to a profit-sharing plan. It can be set up by employers and...

News

Toward a cure for HIV: The promise of the ‘Mississippi Baby’

Toward a cure for HIV: The promise of the ‘Mississippi Baby’

MELBOURNE, Australia – Is the glass half empty – or half full? That was the framework for thinking about the so-called Mississippi baby case last...

Upcoming changes to PLUS Loans may help African Americans

Upcoming changes to PLUS Loans may help African Americans

WASHINGTON – This fall, the Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents to...

Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years

Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years

WASHINGTON – Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during...

Opinion

Why do black people have so many cousins?

Why do black people have so many cousins?

Dear Race Manners:   Why do black people seem to have so many cousins (or call so many people "cousin")? I'm white. Just wondering! —Curious About Cousins   You're...

Tony Dungy unfairly attacked

Tony Dungy unfairly attacked

The homosexual mafia has struck again. This time, however, they have picked the wrong target. Beloved former Tampa Bay and Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony...

The politics of federal judges

The politics of federal judges

The two conflicting appeals court rulings last week on the legality of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act – one supporting it and...

National News

De Blasio vows to improve NYPD-community relations

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, said Monday that...

Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that...

Classes aim to hook African Americans on African foods

BIRMINGHAM— Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn't have the best diet, and his plump belly proves it.   "I'm definitely used to a lot of fried food and...