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Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a bad thing

Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a b…

08-28-2014 by Tarrin McGhee-Special to the Tri-State Defender - avatar Tarrin McGhee-Special to the Tri-State Defender

Language and speech development is an early milestone that is vital for all infants to reach in order to promote healthy progression into childhood and to encourage school readin...

The ‘real’ Muhammad Ali is depicted in a documentary about his life outside the ring

The ‘real’ Muhammad Ali is depicted in…

08-28-2014 by Ashahed M. Muhammad-Special to The New Tri-State Defender  - avatar Ashahed M. Muhammad-Special to The New Tri-State Defender

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – One of the most recognizable figures on the Earth is Muhammad Ali. While many have heard his name and been told of his exploits in the ring, do you trul...

Convoy of Hope expects to feed more than 8,000

Convoy of Hope expects to feed more th…

08-28-2014 by Wiley Henry - avatar Wiley Henry

One in five people in the Mid-South go hungry and one in four are children. Thirty percent of senior citizens live alone and are deprived of food. Also, more than 250,000 people ...

Greater Metro

Convoy of Hope expects to feed more than 8,000

Convoy of Hope expects to feed more than 8,000

One in five people in the Mid-South go hungry and one in four are children. Thirty percent of senior citizens live alone and are deprived...

Cover charge not the answer to Beale St. challenges

Cover charge not the answer to Beale St. challenges

A night in the life of a Beale Street business-owner turned patron for an evening revolved into a dreadful experience. Bad customer service coupled with an...

GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee

GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its...

Entertainment

The ‘real’ Muhammad Ali is depicted in a documentary about his life outside the ring

The ‘real’ Muhammad Ali is depicted in a documentary about his life…

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – One of the most recognizable figures on the Earth is Muhammad Ali. While many have heard his name and been told of...

Why the 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather Beef Is No Laughing Matter

Why the 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather Beef Is No Laughing Matter

For the last several days, rapper 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather have engaged in the favorite pastime of any 21st-century celebrity with a Twitter...

Prince set to drop new album

Prince set to drop new album

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince is releasing a new album on Sept. 30.   The pop icon announced Monday that he would release “Art Official Age” on...

Sports

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars are still the pride of Chicago, even after a tough loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series...

Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

The University of Memphis men’s basketball team wrapped up its Canadian exhibition tour on Tuesday (Aug. 19th) after a second loss to the Carleton University...

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports Illustrated Cover

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports…

Mo’ne Davis, 13, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons youth baseball team, has become the first Little Leaguer to land the national cover of Sports...

Religion

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith out front 35 years

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith…

Community choirs come and go, but the Stellar Award nominated Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith has been a mainstay in traditional gospel...

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

“I have a heart for people and I’ve always been a servant of the community. I just want to see people have the best in...

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...

Business

On Our Way to Wealthy: Allworld Films

On Our Way to Wealthy: Allworld Films

Have you ever experienced a movie with footage that was in the air or over water? The beauty of the scene can often be breathtaking. So...

Five Things You Should Know About Getting Approved for a Business Loan

Five Things You Should Know About Getting Approved for a Business Loan

Myths and misconceptions about the reason banks decline loans and the rate at which this happens are as common today as ever. As a banker...

‘People’ Magazine’s Only Ever Black Editor Suing For Discrimination

‘People’ Magazine’s Only Ever Black Editor Suing For Discrimination

Tatsha Robertson, 48, was the only Black senior editor People magazine has ever had. Following her being laid off in May, Robertson filed a lawsuit...

News

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Was Shot

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Was Shot…

(CNN) – Could a newly released audio provide more clues on what led up to Michael Brown’s shooting death? The FBI has questioned a man who...

Superman! USC’s Josh Shaw Leaps From Balcony To Save 7-Year-Old Drowning Nephew

Superman! USC’s Josh Shaw Leaps From Balcony To Save 7-Year-Old Drowning Nephew

  Just call him Superman!  Josh Shaw, the team captain and cornerback for the University of Southern California’s (USC) football team the Trojans, will reportedly be...

Michael Brown’s Funeral Draws Thousands of Mourners

Michael Brown’s Funeral Draws Thousands of Mourners

As Michael Brown’s life was celebrated Monday during a packed ceremony at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, the audience and speakers...

Opinion

Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a bad thing

Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a bad thing

Language and speech development is an early milestone that is vital for all infants to reach in order to promote healthy progression into childhood and...

My Friends’ Colorism Is Affecting My Baby’s Facebook Likes!

My Friends’ Colorism Is Affecting My Baby’s Facebook Likes!

Dear Race Manners:   Saw your response to racist comments posted online, but what about this?   I’m trying my best not to be petty here, while I’m aware...

When the World Blows Up, Just Blame Hip-Hop

When the World Blows Up, Just Blame Hip-Hop

It was only a matter of time. A violent convergence of domestic and international events has us all feeling as if the world is falling...

National News

Christensen set to be U.S. first Black female governor

The United States has never had a Black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that could change in the November general election...

Top 10 Back-To-School Scholarships For African American and Minority Students

Nationwide — The summer is over and the 2014-2015 school year has already started; Students all over the country have returned back to the classroom.   To...

Real-life WWII ‘Rosie the Riveter’s dream comes true, meets the Blue Angels

The dreams of two women, one of whom was a real-life “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII, came true earlier this month when their wish to...