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Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcuffed Black Men

Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcu…

09-01-2014 by George E. Curry-NNPA Columnist - avatar George E. Curry-NNPA Columnist

Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African A...

Business leaders help Memphis high school seniors

Business leaders help Memphis high sch…

09-01-2014 by The Associated Press - avatar The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Business leaders in Memphis are using their experience as executives to help high school students get into college.   The Commercial Appeal reports (...

$40,000,000 Civil Rights Suit Filed Against Ferguson

$40,000,000 Civil Rights Suit Filed Ag…

09-01-2014 by  LYNETTE HOLLOWAY-The Root - avatar LYNETTE HOLLOWAY-The Root

It was bound to happen. A group of demonstrators have filed a $40 million lawsuit against Ferguson, Mo., and its police department in the aftermath of days of angry protests that...

Greater Metro

Best in Black Awards Weekend

Best in Black Awards Weekend

Friday, July 25th marked the beginning of online voting for the 2014 Best in Black (BIB) Awards Competition hosted by The New Tri-State Defender. It...

Despite rumored threat of ‘sick out’, Shelby County teachers still report to work

Despite rumored threat of ‘sick out’, Shelby County teachers still report to…

Not since the late 1970s have teachers in Shelby County gone on strike, but faced with a fourth-consecutive year without salary increases and a more...

Convoy of Hope expects to feed more than 8,000

Convoy of Hope expects to feed more than 8,000

One in five people in the Mid-South go hungry and one in four are children. Thirty percent of senior citizens live alone and are deprived...

Entertainment

Brown Tribute ‘Don’t Shoot’

Brown Tribute ‘Don’t Shoot’

Michael Brown's death appears to be sparking an entire cultural movement, particularly among black musicians.   A group of powerful artists—including the Game, Diddy, Rick Ross, 2...

The ‘real’ Muhammad Ali is depicted in a documentary about his life outside the ring

The ‘real’ Muhammad Ali is depicted in a documentary about his life…

CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – One of the most recognizable figures on the Earth is Muhammad Ali. While many have heard his name and been told of...

Why the 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather Beef Is No Laughing Matter

Why the 50 Cent-Floyd Mayweather Beef Is No Laughing Matter

For the last several days, rapper 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather have engaged in the favorite pastime of any 21st-century celebrity with a Twitter...

Sports

Serena Williams Denies Being Drunk, Pregnant or on Drugs During Wimbledon Meltdown

Serena Williams Denies Being Drunk, Pregnant or on Drugs During Wimbledon Meltdown

Nationwide — In the latest issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, tennis champion Serena Williams addressed what happened in Wimbledon when she appeared disoriented and was...

NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has implemented a six-game suspension for NFL personnel who are charged with domestic violence or sexual assault and banishment from the...

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Still Celebrated, Even in Defeat

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars are still the pride of Chicago, even after a tough loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series...

Religion

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith out front 35 years

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith…

Community choirs come and go, but the Stellar Award nominated Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith has been a mainstay in traditional gospel...

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

“I have a heart for people and I’ve always been a servant of the community. I just want to see people have the best in...

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...

Business

Business leaders help Memphis high school seniors

Business leaders help Memphis high school seniors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Business leaders in Memphis are using their experience as executives to help high school students get into college.   The Commercial Appeal reports...

On Our Way to Wealthy: Allworld Films

On Our Way to Wealthy: Allworld Films

Have you ever experienced a movie with footage that was in the air or over water? The beauty of the scene can often be breathtaking. So...

Five Things You Should Know About Getting Approved for a Business Loan

Five Things You Should Know About Getting Approved for a Business Loan

Myths and misconceptions about the reason banks decline loans and the rate at which this happens are as common today as ever. As a banker...

News

$40,000,000 Civil Rights Suit Filed Against Ferguson

$40,000,000 Civil Rights Suit Filed Against Ferguson

It was bound to happen. A group of demonstrators have filed a $40 million lawsuit against Ferguson, Mo., and its police department in the aftermath...

Students Create Roofie Alert Nail Polish

Students Create Roofie Alert Nail Polish

A group of students at North Carolina State University are combatting date rape with nail polish. They’ve created Undercover Colors, a line of polishes that...

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Was Shot

Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire When Michael Brown Was Shot…

(CNN) – Could a newly released audio provide more clues on what led up to Michael Brown’s shooting death? The FBI has questioned a man who...

Opinion

Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcuffed Black Men

Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcuffed Black Men

Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?” In case after case, when police are caught...

Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a bad thing

Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a bad thing

Language and speech development is an early milestone that is vital for all infants to reach in order to promote healthy progression into childhood and...

My Friends’ Colorism Is Affecting My Baby’s Facebook Likes!

My Friends’ Colorism Is Affecting My Baby’s Facebook Likes!

Dear Race Manners:   Saw your response to racist comments posted online, but what about this?   I’m trying my best not to be petty here, while I’m aware...

National News

Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri...

Christensen set to be U.S. first Black female governor

The United States has never had a Black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that could change in the November general election...

Top 10 Back-To-School Scholarships For African American and Minority Students

Nationwide — The summer is over and the 2014-2015 school year has already started; Students all over the country have returned back to the classroom.   To...