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Titans ready, eager to win with coach Whisenhunt

Titans ready, eager to win with coach …

07-26-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

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...

Hammering on Weirich’s record

Hammering on Weirich’s record

07-26-2014 by Tony Jones - avatar Tony Jones

With early voting for the August 7th election having now entered its second week, Judge Joe Brown says his “Law and Order” grassroots campaign will continue to zero in on the rec...

Time to vote for the ‘Best in Black’

Time to vote for the ‘Best in Black’

07-26-2014 by Bernal E Smith II - avatar Bernal E Smith II

After receiving nearly 600 nominations during the two-week nomination period, the ballots have been set for The New Tri-State Defender’s 2014 Best in Black Awards competition and...

Greater Metro

Hammering on Weirich’s record

Hammering on Weirich’s record

With early voting for the August 7th election having now entered its second week, Judge Joe Brown says his “Law and Order” grassroots campaign will...

Time to vote for the ‘Best in Black’

Time to vote for the ‘Best in Black’

After receiving nearly 600 nominations during the two-week nomination period, the ballots have been set for The New Tri-State Defender’s 2014 Best in Black Awards...

Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift...

Entertainment

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun   BIG BUDGET FILMS       “And So It Goes” (PG-13 for sexual references and drug use) Romantic comedy revolving...

Lauryn Hill & The Misunderstanding of Memphis Fans

Lauryn Hill & The Misunderstanding of Memphis Fans

Hundreds of Memphis-area residents were incredibly eager and excited about attending the sold-out concert of living legend Lauryn Hill last Saturday (July 18th) at Minglewood...

‘Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival’

‘Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival’

“In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, 300 officers of the newly-created, elite paramilitary unit known as SWAT initiated a violent battle with...

Sports

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...

LeBron ‘Freak of Nature’ James

LeBron ‘Freak of Nature’ James

Some weeks ago immediately following the NBA Finals we said, “If you believe LeBron James is a physical freak of nature in terms of size...

Building a legacy of Lawsons

Building a legacy of Lawsons

No stranger to many sports-minded Memphians, Keelon Lawson’s headline count has ratcheted up in recent weeks.   The former boys’ basketball head coach at Hamilton High School...

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

Made In Rural America

Made In Rural America

“Only the Serious Need Attend” could have been the slogan for the Made In Rural America forum held at Southwest Tennessee Community College – Macon...

Naturals in the City Hair & Wellness Expo – Year III

Naturals in the City Hair & Wellness Expo – Year III

  There is an empowering ring to the thought that natural beauty has an inside presence just waiting for the embrace of women, men and children...

What are SEP IRAs?

What are SEP IRAs?

A simplified employee pension plan (SEP) is a deferred-compensation arrangement that is similar to a profit-sharing plan. It can be set up by employers and...

News

Taking America’s art history to the streets

Taking America’s art history to the streets

Americans are going to start noticing something different about the public space in August, and their daily commute will get a lot more artistic and...

Unwavering, Richmond still pushing for change

Unwavering, Richmond still pushing for change

The testimonials on Dr. Isaac Richmond’s campaign website painting him as the “most qualified” candidate to represent the 9th Congressional District are indicative of his...

 Dems embrace early-voting math

Dems embrace early-voting math

Early voting patterns reported by the Shelby County Election Commission were showing a slim lead for Democratic voters, with the commission reporting a total of...

Opinion

Our involvement in Iraq ignores an appalling anti-black record

Our involvement in Iraq ignores an appalling anti-black record

Army Specialist David Hickman, an African-American from North Carolina, was the last U.S. soldier to be killed in the almost decade-long war in Iraq.   Hickman was...

Yes, we camp, and if you don’t, here’s what you’re missing

Yes, we camp, and if you don’t, here’s what you’re missing

When I was growing up in New Jersey, my siblings and I typically spent our summers crammed in the back of my grandmother’s station wagon...

Charity begins at home

Charity begins at home

Americans have lost their minds. Forgive me for not expending any of my emotional energy or shedding any tears for those illegals coming into America...

National News

Teen’s complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy

ATLANTA (AP) – An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while...

Biden, in Ohio, urges infrastructure, job training

CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that more investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the...

Poor teens’ health may benefit from top schools

CHICAGO — Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests.   Risky...