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Funding on the way for Southbrook Mall renovation

Funding on the way for Southbrook Mall…

11-20-2014 by Leah - avatar Leah

by Tony Jones Special to The New Tri-State Defender A grant earmarked to assist in reviving the once-thriving Southbrook Mall in Whitehaven was announced today (Nov. 20th) at C...

Raptors beat undermanned Grizzlies 96-92

Raptors beat undermanned Grizzlies 96-…

11-20-2014 by By Ian Harrison, Associated Press - avatar By Ian Harrison, Associated Press

by Ian Harrison, Associated Press TORONTO – Healthy bodies were hard to come by for Memphis on Wednesday night. When it mattered most, so was the solid defense the Grizzlies h...

LEGACY: Timothy Lee ‘El Espada’ Matthews

LEGACY: Timothy Lee ‘El Espada’ Matthe…

11-20-2014 by Wiley Henry - avatar Wiley Henry

Visitation Friday with services Saturday for “thinker and fine writer” that Dr. Cornel West credited with “a unique gift of bringing to life characters whom we come to know and l...

Greater Metro

Event

Event

The Memphis and Shelby County economic development plan is set for a 3 p.m. announcement on Monday (Nov. 24th) in the Bornblum Library at Southwest...

Funding on the way for Southbrook Mall renovation

Funding on the way for Southbrook Mall renovation

by Tony Jones Special to The New Tri-State Defender A grant earmarked to assist in reviving the once-thriving Southbrook Mall in Whitehaven was announced today (Nov. 20th)...

LEGACY: Timothy Lee ‘El Espada’ Matthews

LEGACY: Timothy Lee ‘El Espada’ Matthews

Visitation Friday with services Saturday for “thinker and fine writer” that Dr. Cornel West credited with “a unique gift of bringing to life characters whom...

Entertainment

This Week’s DVD Releases

This Week’s DVD Releases

Top Ten DVD List for November 18, 2014   “22 Jump Street:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KPYT3LS/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 “White Christmas: Diamond Anniversary Edition”http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MMPB45Q/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20

The day after Cosby goes radio silent, a new rape allegation surfaces

The day after Cosby goes radio silent, a new rape allegation surfaces

Sexual assault accusations against beloved actor and comedian Bill Cosby aren’t new. However, until recently, the star had largely escaped public scrutiny. But in recent weeks...

‘My own man’ treats Memphis to ‘Mrs. Independent’

‘My own man’ treats Memphis to ‘Mrs. Independent’

Some may wonder what can transpire in a relationship were the woman earns more money than the man. The play “Mrs. Independent,” which ran Nov...

Sports

Tigers set to write regular season’s final chapter

Tigers set to write regular season’s final chapter

Memphis closes out league play with two at Liberty Bowl For both the University of Memphis and USF, there are significant ramifications riding on the outcome...

Raptors beat undermanned Grizzlies 96-92

Raptors beat undermanned Grizzlies 96-92

by Ian Harrison, Associated Press TORONTO – Healthy bodies were hard to come by for Memphis on Wednesday night. When it mattered most, so was the solid defense...

Pondexter back in stride  as Grizzlies stomp Rockets

Pondexter back in stride as Grizzlies stomp Rockets

by Kelley D. Evans kdevans@tsdmemphis.com With nine minutes and 12 seconds remaining on the clock in the first quarter, Grizz forward Quincy Pondexter stepped onto the FedExForum...

Religion

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...

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church to install 22-year-old pastor

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church to install 22-year-old pastor

An abiding sense of optimism will color the service at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church this Sunday, Nov. 9th, as the church installs its new...

Business

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...

Do you still need life insurance?

Do you still need life insurance?

Older people generally have a better understanding of life insurance than younger people. But even if you fully understand the costs and potential benefits of...

After retirement

After retirement

After the desk is cleaned out, pictures removed and the party is over, the reality of retirement begins to settle in. Some may travel, play...

News

Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

99 charged in Shelby County in check cashing ring Adrian Sainz-Associate Press Ninety-nine people have been charged with cashing more than $41,000 in checks using an illegally-obtained...

Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Tenn. has lowest number of uninsured in decade NASHVILLE (AP) — A new University of Tennessee report says the number of uninsured people in Tennessee has...

Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Bill seeks to repeal Common Core, set up panel NASHVILLE (AP) – Two Republican state senators have filed legislation to repeal the state's Common Core standards. The...

Opinion

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...

Missed messages

Missed messages

My poster was important. I knew it was vital information. I wanted everyone who came by to see it and take action on it. As...

Medicare plans offer improved quality, steady premiums

Medicare plans offer improved quality, steady premiums

Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage...

National News

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...

2016 contest overshadows GOP governors meeting

2016 contest overshadows GOP governors meeting

BOCA RATON, Fla. — No fewer than a half-dozen potential presidential candidates are gathering in Florida as the Republican Governors Association prepares to select its...

The 5 best states for African-American People

The 5 best states for African-American People

America isn’t an easy country. If you fall down, you’ll mostly get a lot of people trying not to make eye contact with you as you...