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Briefs & Things 11/28/14

Briefs & Things 11/28/14

11-28-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

New Senate Minority Leader: Memphis’ Lee Harris; Special honor for Jesse H. Turner Jr.;  more!  Briefs & Things Senate Democrats elect Memphis’ Lee Harris to Mino...

New and expanded youth programs and services outlined

New and expanded youth programs and se…

11-28-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Office of Youth Services to serve as central hub. Teen learning labs and a Memphis Youth City Council are among the new and expanded programs touted on Tuesday by Mayor A C Whar...

‘If I don’t he will kill me’

‘If I don’t he will kill me’

11-26-2014 by By Stephen A. Crockett, Jr. - The Root - avatar By Stephen A. Crockett, Jr. - The Root

Ferguson, Mo. officer gives his account of Michael Brown’s death. by Stephen A. Crockett Jr. The Root For the first time since the Aug. 9 shooting pushed the name Darren Wilso...

Greater Metro

Briefs & Things 11/28/14

Briefs & Things 11/28/14

New Senate Minority Leader: Memphis’ Lee Harris; Special honor for Jesse H. Turner Jr.;  more!  Briefs & Things Senate Democrats elect Memphis’ Lee Harris to Minority Leader...

New and expanded youth programs and services outlined

New and expanded youth programs and services outlined

Office of Youth Services to serve as central hub. Teen learning labs and a Memphis Youth City Council are among the new and expanded programs touted...

The Bar-Kays at 50

The Bar-Kays at 50

Event of the year celebration Dec. 4th. by Tony Jones Special to The New Tri-State Defender Of all the musical icons and careers built in Memphis, no one...

Entertainment

What’s Happening Myron? ‘Soul’ missing from American Music Awards

What’s Happening Myron? ‘Soul’ missing from American Music Awards

“Soul” missing from American Music Awards; Monique at Chuckles; “Gospel According to Jazz”; more! by Myron Mays I had been hearing a lot of promotions for the...

NOW SHOWING on TSD-TV:  Sheila Whalum, "Why Love Doesn't Last"

NOW SHOWING on TSD-TV: Sheila Whalum, "Why Love Doesn't Last"

TSD TV: Sheila Whalum discusses her new book, "Why Love Doesn't Last" with TSD's Beverly Anderson in one of two segments. Click here to watch Part...

Film Review: ’25 to Life’

Film Review: ’25 to Life’

Out-of-the-closet documentary chronicles clandestine life of brother hiding his HIV status Film Review: ’25 to Life’ by Kam Williams Special to The New Tri-State Defender When William Brawner...

Sports

Joerger’s way is now the way of the Grizzlies

Joerger’s way is now the way of the Grizzlies

  by Kelley D. Evans kdevans@tsdmemphis.com  Remember last year when Dave Joerger took the reigns as the Grizzlies new head coach and shared his intention of engineering a quicker...

Memphis rolls to a 77-49 win over Prairie View

Memphis rolls to a 77-49 win over Prairie View

Shaq Goodwin roars in off-the-bench performance. (AP) — Shaq Goodwin came off the Memphis bench to score 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting and the Tigers ran...

‘The Grizzlies seem to have that edge’

‘The Grizzlies seem to have that edge’

Grizzlies rout Clippers 107-91, improve to 12-2 as Marc Gasol’s dominance sets pace. ‘The Grizzlies seem to have that edge’ by Clay Bailey Associated Press Marc Gasol's dominance is...

Religion

Tennessee Baptist Convention elects its first African-American president

Tennessee Baptist Convention elects its first African-American president

Dr. Michael Ellis Sr. received a unanimous vote to lead the 140-year-old convention. Tennessee Baptist Convention elects its first African-American president by Wiley Henry whenry@tsdmemphis.com A spirit of humility...

Everything wrong with the video of man ‘delivered from being gay’

Everything wrong with the video of man ‘delivered from being gay’

The “I don’t like mens no more” video has gone viral. The almost seven-minute long clip purports to show a young man being “delivered” from...

St. Andrew AME Church celebrates 148th church anniversary

St. Andrew AME Church celebrates 148th church anniversary

St. Andrew A.M.E. Church has been ministering to the Memphis community for 148 years. On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Honorable Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake...

Business

Medicare’s ‘Extra Help’ available for prescription medications

Medicare’s ‘Extra Help’ available for prescription medications

If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Medicare’s Extra Help program to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Making...

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: Loan modification

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: Loan modification

  ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: Loan modification While the economy for some is on the upswing, others are still suffering. Part of the suffering includes the...

Grizz GM tackles ‘The Talent Puzzle’

Grizz GM tackles ‘The Talent Puzzle’

When Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace started as the general manager for the Boston Celtics in 1997, head coach Rick Pitino sent him and...

News

‘If I don’t he will kill me’

‘If I don’t he will kill me’

Ferguson, Mo. officer gives his account of Michael Brown’s death. by Stephen A. Crockett Jr. The Root For the first time since the Aug. 9 shooting pushed the...

I know we don’t want to talk about this…but it’s time

I know we don’t want to talk about this…but it’s time

“Child abusers were everywhere during my years in junior high and high school.” Rodney Beard “Child abusers were everywhere during my years in junior high and high...

Debt collectors target the elderly

Debt collectors target the elderly

What should have been the proverbial golden years are often worsened by aggressive debt collectors who hound older Americans about debts they may not even...

Opinion

Government should focus on pursuit of pro-business, job creating policies

Government should focus on pursuit of pro-business, job creating policies

OPINION: President Obama’s errant call for Internet providers to be regulated under Title II of the Telecommunications Act goes against a generation of bi-partisan agreement...

Obama’s immigration executive order is a game changer

Obama’s immigration executive order is a game changer

Opinion: The activists and the “Dreamers” who pressed Obama to act now on immigration reform can claim victory. So too, can President Obama. by David A...

NFL is wrong, Adrian Peterson should take the field

NFL is wrong, Adrian Peterson should take the field

Perception is a very powerful thing. NFL fans’ perception of the league this year has been nothing short of horrible. The Ray Rice saga, the league’s domestic...

National News

NO INDICTMENT!

NO INDICTMENT!

NO INDICTMENT! David A. Lieb Associated Press FERGUSON, Missouri — A grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the death of Michael Brown, the...

Taking the Ferguson case to the United Nations

Taking the Ferguson case to the United Nations

Ferguson to Geneva delegation says the United States should be “outed” for a “backyard” that “is not clean.” Taking the Ferguson case to the United Nations by...

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?

Compare your current plan to new options and see if you can lower some costs or find a plan that better suit your needs. What will...