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Family picnic attracts a positive-minded ‘mob’

Family picnic attracts a positive-mind…

10-20-2014 by Brittney Gathen-Special to The New Tri-State Defender - avatar Brittney Gathen-Special to The New Tri-State Defender

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 individuals disturbing the peace but various ...

Racial disparities in early childhood education hurts U.S.

Racial disparities in early childhood …

10-20-2014 by Jazelle Hunt-NNPA News Service - avatar Jazelle Hunt-NNPA News Service

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

Housing segregation played role in Ferguson, Mo. tragedy

Housing segregation played role in Fer…

10-20-2014 by Freddie Allen-NNPA News Service - avatar Freddie Allen-NNPA News Service

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

Greater Metro

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...

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 Draw The Line 4Peace Vigil9pm | Peabody...

 ‘Overcomers’ – a story of survivors

‘Overcomers’ – a story of survivors

Tajuana Clark fought as much as she could to stop the onslaught of verbal, psychological and physical abuse for nearly half of her 8½ years...

Entertainment

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...

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun    BIG BUDGET FILMS     “The Best of Me” (PG-13 for sexuality, violence, brief profanity and some drug use) Romance...

Chris Rock will host ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Prince as the musical guest

Chris Rock will host ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Prince as the musical…

Chris Rock is returning to his old stomping grounds Nov. 1, when he hosts an episode of Saturday Night Live. And if that’s not a...

Sports

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...

Friday’s Tennessee Prep Scores

Friday’s Tennessee Prep Scores

PREP FOOTBALLAdamsville 42, Scotts Hill 14Alcoa 38, CAK 7Bartlett 44, Bolton 20BGA 41, Zion Christian Academy 7Blackman 42, Smyrna 10Bolivar Central 53, Fayette Ware 35Booker...

Grizzlies take note of rhythm as preseason rolls on

Grizzlies take note of rhythm as preseason rolls on

As the preseason grinds on, the Memphis Grizzlies take on Rio de Janeiro Flemengo on Friday (Oct. 17th) at FedExForum. It will be the second...

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...