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THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

07-25-2014 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   * Memphis Bike Fest All day | Tiger Lane   * ...

Teen’s complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy

Teen’s complaint seeks schooling durin…

07-25-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

ATLANTA (AP) – An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while she was pregnant and on doctor-o...

Biden, in Ohio, urges infrastructure, job training

Biden, in Ohio, urges infrastructure, …

07-25-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that more investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation's citi...

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   * Memphis Bike Fest All day | Tiger...

Metro Nashville Schools kicks off school discipline reform

Metro Nashville Schools kicks off school discipline reform

District officials, educators, and community members came together Wednesday in Nashville to kick off an initiative aimed at reducing racial disparities in school discipline. Their...

Koch panel advocates for vouchers, elimination of Common Core

Koch panel advocates for vouchers, elimination of Common Core

A group of conservative scholars and a charter school principal pushed for vouchers and urged Tennesseans to be wary of the Common Core standards during...

Entertainment

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...

‘Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival’

‘Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival’

“In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, 300 officers of the newly-created, elite paramilitary unit known as SWAT initiated a violent battle with...

Sports

LeBron ‘Freak of Nature’ James

LeBron ‘Freak of Nature’ James

Some weeks ago immediately following the NBA Finals we said, “If you believe LeBron James is a physical freak of nature in terms of size...

Building a legacy of Lawsons

Building a legacy of Lawsons

No stranger to many sports-minded Memphians, Keelon Lawson’s headline count has ratcheted up in recent weeks.   The former boys’ basketball head coach at Hamilton High School...

LA Clippers CEO: If Donald Sterling stays, Doc Rivers quits

LA Clippers CEO: If Donald Sterling stays, Doc Rivers quits

Donald Sterling is toxic, or at least that is the sentiment from current Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers and interim CEO of the organization...

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

Unwavering, Richmond still pushing for change

Unwavering, Richmond still pushing for change

The testimonials on Dr. Isaac Richmond’s campaign website painting him as the “most qualified” candidate to represent the 9th Congressional District are indicative of his...

 Dems embrace early-voting math

Dems embrace early-voting math

Early voting patterns reported by the Shelby County Election Commission were showing a slim lead for Democratic voters, with the commission reporting a total of...

Wayne A.I. Frederick appointed Howard U. president

Wayne A.I. Frederick appointed Howard U. president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne A.I. Frederick has been appointed as the 17th president of Howard University.   Frederick is a Howard-trained surgeon who had been serving as...

Opinion

Yes, we camp, and if you don’t, here’s what you’re missing

Yes, we camp, and if you don’t, here’s what you’re missing

When I was growing up in New Jersey, my siblings and I typically spent our summers crammed in the back of my grandmother’s station wagon...

Charity begins at home

Charity begins at home

Americans have lost their minds. Forgive me for not expending any of my emotional energy or shedding any tears for those illegals coming into America...

‘Straight Outta Compton’ casting call is a straight up mess

‘Straight Outta Compton’ casting call is a straight up mess

Production has begun on Straight Outta Compton, the biopic about N.W.A. and Universal Studios is looking to cast more people for it.   They’re apparently working with...

National News

Teen’s complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy

ATLANTA (AP) – An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while...

Biden, in Ohio, urges infrastructure, job training

CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that more investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the...

Poor teens’ health may benefit from top schools

CHICAGO — Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests.   Risky...