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Tennessee Promise saves dreams

Tennessee Promise saves dreams

10-31-2014 by Jasmine McGaughy-Special to The New Tri-State Defender - avatar Jasmine McGaughy-Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Since the start of school this year there has been a lot of excitement about a new opportunity for high school seniors. This excitement is due to the Tennessee Promise. What is t...

Memphis teen stands her ground among ‘Potty-Mouth Princesses’

Memphis teen stands her ground among ‘…

10-31-2014 by Tony Jones - avatar Tony Jones

Aspiring pre-teen actress Kyndall Harris’ face has been splattered all over the world recently due to her role in a highly controversial video on YouTube. Called “Potty-Mouth Pr...

…Until You Use Me Up

…Until You Use Me Up

10-31-2014 by Howard Robertson-and Larry Robinson - avatar Howard Robertson-and Larry Robinson

“I’m gonna spread the news“that if it feels this good gettin’ used,“just keep on using me“until you use me up.” – “Use Me” by Bill Withers There’s no better description of the e...

Greater Metro

Tennessee Promise saves dreams

Tennessee Promise saves dreams

Since the start of school this year there has been a lot of excitement about a new opportunity for high school seniors. This excitement is...

Memphis teen stands her ground among ‘Potty-Mouth Princesses’

Memphis teen stands her ground among ‘Potty-Mouth Princesses’

Aspiring pre-teen actress Kyndall Harris’ face has been splattered all over the world recently due to her role in a highly controversial video on YouTube. Called...

LOC to salute Upward Bound anniversary with anti-violence teen summit

LOC to salute Upward Bound anniversary with anti-violence teen summit

Like so many others tethered to the Internet, Delories Mosley watched an appalling scene play out as a screaming teen mob on the parking lot...

Entertainment

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun  BIG BUDGET FILM “Nightcrawler” (R for violence, profanity and graphic images) Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the title role of...

The real ‘King of R&B’

The real ‘King of R&B’

Take U.S. 78 South about 90 miles from Memphis and you come to Tupelo, Mississippi and BancorpSouth Arena, where Robert Sylvester Kelly – widely known...

In defense of Tiny Harris’ new eye color

In defense of Tiny Harris’ new eye color

Was I the only one who had absolutely no idea that people could permanently change their eye color with surgery? Apparently I was stuck in...

Sports

…Until You Use Me Up

…Until You Use Me Up

“I’m gonna spread the news“that if it feels this good gettin’ used,“just keep on using me“until you use me up.” – “Use Me” by Bill...

Grizzlies snap home opener losing streak with Gasol in charge

Grizzlies snap home opener losing streak with Gasol in charge

The Memphis Grizzlies were down by three in the second quarter. All-Star center Marc Gasol caught a pass from Vince Carter and made one of...

NCAA announces graduation success rate; releases Federal Graduation Rate report

NCAA announces graduation success rate; releases Federal Graduation Rate report

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA on Tuesday released the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and the Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) Report. For a second straight season, the...

Religion

The true ‘Church Folks Revolution’

The true ‘Church Folks Revolution’

I read an article today by “TJ” of Church Folks Revolution, pimppreacher.com which he titled, “Dear Jim Crow I Think We Need You: What Happened...

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...

Business

One refurbished computer at a time

One refurbished computer at a time

As computers continue to sink deeper roots into society, many folks still cannot afford to purchase a new one. Others – due to the rapidly...

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...

News

Say NO to the four, but wine is fine!

Say NO to the four, but wine is fine!

Among the most important ballot items for the upcoming November 4, 2014 election are four proposed constitutional amendments. In addition, you will also have an...

Black Dollar Project gathers for re-creation of historic Black Wall Street photo

Black Dollar Project gathers for re-creation of historic Black Wall Street photo

This past Saturday (Oct. 18) was a sight to remember, as members of the Black Dollar Project gathered together on the steps of the historic...

Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Tenn. able to set hours for adult stores NASHVILLE (AP) – Attorney General Herbert Slatery says in his first legal opinion since taking office that...

Opinion

You better vote…or you asked for it!

You better vote…or you asked for it!

I had never given money to any party until the Internet age that made it simple to just click and send my meager donations. When...

‘Christmas creep’ wants you!

‘Christmas creep’ wants you!

Did you notice that some stores are already touting Christmas sales?  They are encouraging people to start buying for Christmas now.  We’ve been experiencing this...

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...

National News

Connecticut family sues over school's Ebola fears

Connecticut family sues over school's Ebola fears

HARTFORD, Conn. – The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears...

NEA president opposes ‘toxic’ tests

NEA president opposes ‘toxic’ tests

WASHINGTON – The new president of the nation's largest teachers union is a guitar-playing, Spanish-speaking author who takes over as once-sacred tenure protections are challenged...

 Midterm Elections: What do black women want?

Midterm Elections: What do black women want?

Making sense of high-profile House, Senate and gubernatorial races this tight will mean breaking down every voting bloc into the microscopic bits of data to...