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UTHSC’S growing presence on the pharmaceutical stage

UTHSC’S growing presence on the pharma…

08-01-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center preparing to build a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility on campus it’s easy to see why the university’s...

TSD endorses Ricky E. Wilkins in 9th Congressional District

TSD endorses Ricky E. Wilkins in 9th C…

07-31-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

The New Tri-State Defender received completed questionnaires from incumbent Steve Cohen and attorney Ricky E. Wilkins in the Democratic Primary for the 9th Congressional District...

TSD endorsements

TSD endorsements

07-31-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

It is a priority of The New Tri-State Defender to provide insight and leadership to its readers and the community-at-large in assessing key issues that impact the future of ...

Greater Metro

Curtis Weathers: Team Hamilton’s man in charge

Curtis Weathers: Team Hamilton’s man in charge

A former NFL player-turned-principal, Curtis Weathers knows about the hope and promise that often accompanies a new season or year. In a few days, he...

Aristocrat of Bands taking high-energy show to NFL Hall of Fame game Aug. 3

Aristocrat of Bands taking high-energy show to NFL Hall of Fame game…

NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – They have marched and performed all across the country, from presidential inaugurations and marching competitions to nationally televised NFL halftime...

Tennessee Medical Association taking heat for new pregnancy criminalization law

Tennessee Medical Association taking heat for new pregnancy criminalization law

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), along with more than 65 leading Tennessee, national, and international medial and ethics professionals, and other organizations, have released...

Entertainment

Kam's Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam's Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

BIG BUDGET FILMS       “Calvary” (R for profanity, sexual references, drug use and brief violence) Psychological drama, set in a tiny seaside town in Ireland...

Much more than a ‘Food Network Star’ finalist

Much more than a ‘Food Network Star’ finalist

Aryen Moore-Alston was one of twelve finalists who competed on season 10 of “Food Network Star.” Alston was the first finalist from Memphis, the first...

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  

Sports

TSU’s Tigers ready to follow up best season in decades

TSU’s Tigers ready to follow up best season in decades

NASHVILLE — Tennessee State has high expectations coming off its best season in almost 30 years, thanks largely to a very stingy defense that takes...

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...

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

UTHSC’S growing presence on the pharmaceutical stage

UTHSC’S growing presence on the pharmaceutical stage

With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center preparing to build a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility on campus it’s easy to see why the university’s...

Fall and winter businesses

Fall and winter businesses

The time for summer vacations, parties and lounging by the pool is coming to a close.  As the kids begin school, seasonal summer businesses of...

What investment risks should I know about?

What investment risks should I know about?

Taken by itself, the word "risk" sounds negative. But broken down into what it really stands for in terms of investing, it begins to be...

News

TSD endorses Ricky E. Wilkins in 9th Congressional District

TSD endorses Ricky E. Wilkins in 9th Congressional District

The New Tri-State Defender received completed questionnaires from incumbent Steve Cohen and attorney Ricky E. Wilkins in the Democratic Primary for the 9th Congressional District...

TSD endorsements

TSD endorsements

It is a priority of The New Tri-State Defender to provide insight and leadership to its readers and the community-at-large in assessing key issues that impact...

Sugarmon v Michael

Sugarmon v Michael

  City Court Judge Tarik Sugarmon says a speech given last year by Shelby County Juvenile Court Chief Magistrate Dan Michael clearly illustrates that Michael does...

Opinion

Helping ex-offenders get back on their feet

Helping ex-offenders get back on their feet

We've all made mistakes at some time or another.   For most of us, whether we've lost touch with someone or didn't take a chance on something...

Why do black people have so many cousins?

Why do black people have so many cousins?

Dear Race Manners:   Why do black people seem to have so many cousins (or call so many people "cousin")? I'm white. Just wondering! —Curious About Cousins   You're...

Tony Dungy unfairly attacked

Tony Dungy unfairly attacked

The homosexual mafia has struck again. This time, however, they have picked the wrong target. Beloved former Tampa Bay and Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony...

National News

Alums of nation’s oldest historically black private college fight for its survival

  CINCINNATI — Alumni of the country's oldest historically black private university are committing money and other support to help their alma mater's fight for survival...

De Blasio vows to improve NYPD-community relations

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, said Monday that...

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...