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The politics of federal judges

The politics of federal judges

07-28-2014 by George E. Curry-NNPA News Service - avatar George E. Curry-NNPA News Service

The two conflicting appeals court rulings last week on the legality of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act – one supporting it and the other rejecting the health law – und...

The lynching of Eric Garner

The lynching of Eric Garner

07-28-2014 by Walter Fields-NNPA Columnist - avatar Walter Fields-NNPA Columnist

It was one of the most difficult scenes in Spike Lee’s classic movie “Do the Right Thing,” the brutal strangulation of peace-loving Radio Raheem by New York City police in a Broo...

Sentencing guidelines drop for drug offenses

Sentencing guidelines drop for drug of…

07-28-2014 by Stacy M. Brown-NNPA News Service - avatar Stacy M. Brown-NNPA News Service

Reducing federal prison terms for drug traffickers currently incarcerated has excited a population that had all but given up hope. It has also reinvigorated inmates, their paren...

Greater Metro

Hammering on Weirich’s record

Hammering on Weirich’s record

With early voting for the August 7th election having now entered its second week, Judge Joe Brown says his “Law and Order” grassroots campaign will...

Time to vote for the ‘Best in Black’

Time to vote for the ‘Best in Black’

After receiving nearly 600 nominations during the two-week nomination period, the ballots have been set for The New Tri-State Defender’s 2014 Best in Black Awards...

Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift...

Entertainment

This week’s DVD releases

This week’s DVD releases

Top Ten DVD List for July 29, 2014   “Next Goal Wins” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00K12K4VW/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   “The Amazing Catfish” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JDCOHVY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   “Secret State” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JW3ST90/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20   “Noah” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JBGWP3Y/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20  

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...

Sports

Titans hope having more winners helps turnaround

Titans hope having more winners helps turnaround

NASHVILLE — Finding his locker parked in the middle of the defensive backs left linebacker Wesley Woodyard feeling nervous as he joined the Titans. A defensive...

Titans ready, eager to win with coach Whisenhunt

Titans ready, eager to win with coach Whisenhunt

NASHVILLE (AP) — A coaching change always creates excitement, bringing the promise of more wins and elusive playoff berths.   Ken Whisenhunt’s resume is loaded enough that...

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...

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

Sentencing guidelines drop for drug offenses

Sentencing guidelines drop for drug offenses

Reducing federal prison terms for drug traffickers currently incarcerated has excited a population that had all but given up hope. It has also reinvigorated inmates, their...

Taking America’s art history to the streets

Taking America’s art history to the streets

Americans are going to start noticing something different about the public space in August, and their daily commute will get a lot more artistic and...

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...

Opinion

The politics of federal judges

The politics of federal judges

The two conflicting appeals court rulings last week on the legality of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act – one supporting it and...

The lynching of Eric Garner

The lynching of Eric Garner

It was one of the most difficult scenes in Spike Lee’s classic movie “Do the Right Thing,” the brutal strangulation of peace-loving Radio Raheem by...

Our involvement in Iraq ignores an appalling anti-black record

Our involvement in Iraq ignores an appalling anti-black record

Army Specialist David Hickman, an African-American from North Carolina, was the last U.S. soldier to be killed in the almost decade-long war in Iraq.   Hickman was...

National News

Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that...

Classes aim to hook African Americans on African foods

BIRMINGHAM— Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn't have the best diet, and his plump belly proves it.   "I'm definitely used to a lot of fried food and...

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...