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Rap and a revolution

Rap and a revolution

10-21-2014 by Kenya Vaughn-NNPA news Service - avatar Kenya Vaughn-NNPA news Service

“I’m not here looking for followers, I’m looking for new leaders,” conscious rapper Talib Kweli proclaimed in a freestyle as a capacity crowd crammed into Fubar, 3108 Locust St. ...

Against all odds: The King brothers

Against all odds: The King brothers

10-21-2014 by Kenneth D. Miller-NNPA News Service - avatar Kenneth D. Miller-NNPA News Service

It’s been almost 50 years since Charles and Tony King became the first and only black siblings to play on the same professional football team with the Buffalo Bills in 1967 of th...

Haslam says no secret to positions in second term

Haslam says no secret to positions in …

10-21-2014 by Erik Schelzig-Associated Press - avatar Erik Schelzig-Associated Press

FRANKLIN, Tenn.— Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he sees little reason to make explicit declarations about his positions on issues in order to claim a mandate in a second term. ...

Greater Metro

Haslam says no secret to positions in second term

Haslam says no secret to positions in second term

FRANKLIN, Tenn.— Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he sees little reason to make explicit declarations about his positions on issues in order to claim a...

Students make Higher-ED connection at River City (TN) Links event

Students make Higher-ED connection at River City (TN) Links event

Hundreds of high school students made valuable contacts for their future education during The River City (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated annual HBCU College...

Family picnic attracts a positive-minded ‘mob’

Family picnic attracts a positive-minded ‘mob’

A “mob” descended upon Audubon Park on Sunday (Oct. 19th) from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, this “mob” was not a group of violent...

Entertainment

Rap and a revolution

Rap and a revolution

“I’m not here looking for followers, I’m looking for new leaders,” conscious rapper Talib Kweli proclaimed in a freestyle as a capacity crowd crammed into...

Gina the dreamer

Gina the dreamer

Born on June 10, 1969, Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood studied film at UCLA before beginning her career as a writer for the TV sitcom, “A Different...

Toni Morrison’s papers to be housed at Princeton

Toni Morrison’s papers to be housed at Princeton

PRINCETON, New Jersey (AP) — The papers of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison are now part of the permanent library collection of Princeton University.Princeton made the...

Sports

Against all odds: The King brothers

Against all odds: The King brothers

It’s been almost 50 years since Charles and Tony King became the first and only black siblings to play on the same professional football team...

Mavs used balanced offense to beat Grizzlies

Mavs used balanced offense to beat Grizzlies

DALLAS (AP) — Tyson Chandler's off-season work on his shot was apparent on Monday night. Chandler scored 14 points and added a game-high eight rebounds in...

Grizz notch ‘useful’ win over Flemengo (Brazil)

Grizz notch ‘useful’ win over Flemengo (Brazil)

The Memphis Grizzlies grabbed their second win of the preseason against the Flemengo (Brazil) at FedExForum on Friday (Oct. 17). The international exhibition game brought out...

Religion

The a cappella choir of Wiley College to perform

The a cappella choir of Wiley College to perform

The a cappella choir of Wiley College will be in concert this fall at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Ave., at 10 a.m. during the...

Stevenson Clark challenges himself and succeeds in gospel music and radio

Stevenson Clark challenges himself and succeeds in gospel music and radio

by Wiley Henry whenry@tsdmemphis.com Stevenson Clark loves a challenge. He took the reigns of a fledgling Christian radio station in Southaven, Miss., retooled it to compete in...

Pastor’s public speaking skills lead to international acclaim

Pastor’s public speaking skills lead to international acclaim

Special to The New Tri-State Defender “I tried to keep my cool as they were preparing to announce the winner of the semifinals, but when I...

Business

Small-business owners deserve a vacation

Small-business owners deserve a vacation

Less than half of small-business owners said they would take a summer vacation lasting at least one week in 2013. Many self-employed individuals are reluctant...

Marketing communications’ first minority-owned holding company created to ‘transform the industry’

Marketing communications’ first minority-owned holding company created to ‘transform the industry’

(BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK – The formation of the marketing communications industry’s first wholly minority-owned holding company was announced on Tuesday (Oct. 14th). Determined...

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One body at a time

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One body at a time

The holidays are fast approaching, which means that we will have days filled with Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and pies and Christmas. While enjoying the...

News

Housing segregation played role in Ferguson, Mo. tragedy

Housing segregation played role in Ferguson, Mo. tragedy

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, was as...

Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Outgoing senator once again in trouble with law NASHVILLE (AP) — Outgoing state Sen. Jim Summerville is facing stalking and assault charges, a month after...

Report: Darren Wilson feared for his life

Report: Darren Wilson feared for his life

Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Mo., police department says he was in fear for his life in August when he shot and killed unarmed...

Opinion

This isn’t new—Venus and Serena have endured nasty insults throughout their careers

This isn’t new—Venus and Serena have endured nasty insults throughout their careers

Over the weekend, Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev apologized for calling Venus and Serena Williams “the Williams brothers”—the least funny insult in what for the...

Out of My Racial Comfort Zone: Why a Predominantly White College Was Best for Me

Out of My Racial Comfort Zone: Why a Predominantly White College Was…

Attending a predominantly white institution was not an unusual decision to make in my family. Out of all of my immediate family members, only my...

Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American...

National News

Racial disparities in early childhood education hurts U.S.

Racial disparities in early childhood education hurts U.S.

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Though the nation increasingly recognizes the importance of early childhood education, young African Americans and other children of color continue to trail...

Democratic candidates must work harder to lock in African-American voters

Democratic candidates must work harder to lock in African-American voters

It’s hard not to see this coming. Democrats will be popping Tylenols in bed the morning of Nov. 5—only hours after election night returns stream...

Supreme Court justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

Supreme Court justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.A majority of the...