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Providing food and services to the incarcerated

Providing food and services to the inc…

10-24-2014 by Carlee McCullough - avatar Carlee McCullough

Across the country, attention is focused on economics and crime. Too many times the two are intertwined and the result is incarceration. From Los Angeles to New York, Chicago to ...

How to pick the best school for your child

How to pick the best school for your c…

10-24-2014 by Kevin Chavous - avatar Kevin Chavous

Parents truly do know best. When it comes to a child’s needs, goals and their learning style a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to be successful...

Beale ceremony to note Floyd Newman’s legacy

Beale ceremony to note Floyd Newman’s …

10-24-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Saxophonist, bandleader, and high school band instructor Floyd Newman will be celebrated with a note in the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame on Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. at The Band B...

Greater Metro

Beale ceremony to note Floyd Newman’s legacy

Beale ceremony to note Floyd Newman’s legacy

Saxophonist, bandleader, and high school band instructor Floyd Newman will be celebrated with a note in the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame on...

South Side Middle School group challenges ASD effectiveness, takeover

South Side Middle School group challenges ASD effectiveness, takeover

The decision that South Side Middle School has been matched with KIPP Memphis Collegiate was presented to the faculty and staff on Wednesday, October 15...

Infant mortalilty rate hits record low in Shelby County, but…

Infant mortalilty rate hits record low in Shelby County, but…

With the good there often remains the specter of the bad and such is the case with the latest Shelby County figures on infant mortality. For...

Entertainment

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun BIG BUDGET FILMS     “Ouija” (PG-13 for disturbing violence, frightening images and mature themes) Horror flick about a tight-knit...

Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

Actress Daniele Watts charged with lewd conduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Daniele Watts, who suggested she was detained by police because of racial profiling after she was found in a parked...

Dee from ‘What’s Happening’ reveals cancer diagnosis and Smithsonian honor

Dee from ‘What’s Happening’ reveals cancer diagnosis and Smithsonian honor

One of the most memorable lines from the ’70s sitcom “What’s Happening” came from Raj’s bratty little sister, Dee. In at least every episode, Dee...

Sports

Grizzlies derail Cavs’ road-victory effort

Grizzlies derail Cavs’ road-victory effort

One is the number of times that you will see the Memphis Grizzlies on national television during the regular season. And for that you can...

Against all odds: The King brothers

Against all odds: The King brothers

It’s been almost 50 years since Charles and Tony King became the first and only black siblings to play on the same professional football team...

Mavs used balanced offense to beat Grizzlies

Mavs used balanced offense to beat Grizzlies

DALLAS (AP) — Tyson Chandler's off-season work on his shot was apparent on Monday night. Chandler scored 14 points and added a game-high eight rebounds in...

Religion

The Bishop’s daughter at 94

The Bishop’s daughter at 94

Earlier this month, Ruth Mason Lewis made a rare social visit to the Germantown home of her cousin, Eugene Phillips, for what she knew would...

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...

Business

Providing food and services to the incarcerated

Providing food and services to the incarcerated

Across the country, attention is focused on economics and crime. Too many times the two are intertwined and the result is incarceration. From Los Angeles...

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...

News

‘Say yes to seafood’ for better health

‘Say yes to seafood’ for better health

When Linda Cornish helped lay the foundation for the Memphis Farmers Market back in 2006, she, along with other Memphians, wanted to see a thriving...

Roundup: News briefs

  FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries (AP) – FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries. The company forecast Wednesday that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will...

Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Miss renews water-rights battle with Memphis JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S Supreme Court is asking the Obama administration to weigh-in on whether to allow Mississippi...

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...