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Soul Music Retrospective Revisits Memphis Roots of the Rhythm and Blues Sound

Soul Music Retrospective Revisits Memp…

09-19-2014 by Kam Williams - avatar Kam Williams

A lot of great soul music came out of Memphis in the Sixties and early Seventies. Stax Records launched the careers of acts like Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Booker T. and the M...

‘I am here for you guys’

‘I am here for you guys’

09-18-2014 by Kirstin L. Cheers-Special to The New Tri-State Defender - avatar Kirstin L. Cheers-Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Wednesday sat in three small groups in the Activity Room to participate in a creative release that is a part of patient thera...

In the wake of Ferguson, a community conversation

In the wake of Ferguson, a community c…

09-18-2014 by Carlissa Shaw, ESQ.-Special to The New Tri-State Defender - avatar Carlissa Shaw, ESQ.-Special to The New Tri-State Defender

When a group of stakeholders in Memphis’ future gathered at the National Civil Rights Museum to discuss the fatal shooting of Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager fatally shot a polic...

Greater Metro

In the wake of Ferguson, a community conversation

In the wake of Ferguson, a community conversation

When a group of stakeholders in Memphis’ future gathered at the National Civil Rights Museum to discuss the fatal shooting of Mike Brown, an unarmed...

ASALH to converge on Memphis as it weighs ‘Civil Rights in America’

ASALH to converge on Memphis as it weighs ‘Civil Rights in America’

Like pilgrims making the trek to a holy shrine, nearly 1,000 academics, government officials, community leaders and ordinary folks from across the nation will convene...

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area. FRIDAY * Classic Music Festival7:30pm | Landers Center *...

Entertainment

Soul Music Retrospective Revisits Memphis Roots of the Rhythm and Blues Sound

Soul Music Retrospective Revisits Memphis Roots of the Rhythm and Blues Sound…

A lot of great soul music came out of Memphis in the Sixties and early Seventies. Stax Records launched the careers of acts like Otis...

“Black Angels Over Tuskegee” – a journey of discovery

“Black Angels Over Tuskegee” – a journey of discovery

The house lights fell, inviting a dominant spotlight to focus on the medium built, black guy who playfully rubbed his hands together as if recently...

Tavis Smiley – ‘Death of King’

Tavis Smiley – ‘Death of King’

“The question I attempt to answer in this book is simple: In his last year, what kind of man has Martin Luther King, Jr. become?...

Sports

Vikings’ Peterson Booked, Released in Child Injury Case

Vikings’ Peterson Booked, Released in Child Injury Case

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked into jail and released on $15,000 bail early Saturday morning after he was indicted on a felony...

Cowboys spoil home opener for Titans and new coach Whisenhunt

Cowboys spoil home opener for Titans and new coach Whisenhunt

After an impressive season-opening win on the road in Kansas City last week, the Tennessee Titans (1-1) came out flat against the Dallas Cowboys (1-1)...

‘Classic’ matchup golden, even when its silver

‘Classic’ matchup golden, even when its silver

As rivalries go, the annual clash between Jackson State University (JSU) and Tennessee State University (TSU) is, well, a “Classic” – literally. The two teams of...

Religion

Former lifestyle compels preacher to help troubled youth

Former lifestyle compels preacher to help troubled youth

Charlotte Y. Cobb wasn’t always compelled to preach the gospel or steer youth away from the crime-ridden streets of Memphis. She also wasn’t always trying...

Assemblies of God leader to speak at COGIC 150th C.H. Mason birthdate commemoration

Assemblies of God leader to speak at COGIC 150th C.H. Mason birthdate…

Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Springfield, Missouri, will be the guest speaker at the Church of God in Christ...

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...

Business

From Cabrini Green to cultivating ‘A Rose In Concrete'

From Cabrini Green to cultivating ‘A Rose In Concrete'

The first impression you get when meeting with the Soulsville Foundation’s newly installed CEO Calvin Stovall is that they’ll probably have to bury him with...

Common Thread Of Failure In Black Businesses Revealed

Common Thread Of Failure In Black Businesses Revealed

Atlanta, GA — A recent study conducted by the Entrepreneurs Incubator Institute revealed that black businesses fail at a rate 18 times higher thanthat of...

One bar of soap at a time – Part 1

One bar of soap at a time – Part 1

After a long day at work, there is nothing like a hot bath or shower to release the stresses of the day. Various scented shower...

News

‘I am here for you guys’

‘I am here for you guys’

Patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Wednesday sat in three small groups in the Activity Room to participate in a creative release that...

Battling domestic violence

Battling domestic violence

The news of Sept. 2nd hit Gwendolyn Turner like a ton of bricks. Tasha Thomas, a woman she knew, had been shot and killed outside...

Shopping Center beatings – the threads

Shopping Center beatings – the threads

“It was supposed to be a fight between two groups of African-American females. …At some point during that gathering at CiCi’s Pizza they encountered each...

Opinion

Why black Americans should invest in art pieces

Why black Americans should invest in art pieces

Black Americans should invest in art. If you ever had a doubt about the importance of art in the development and maintenance of history, culture and...

 America’s Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers

America’s Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers

“Hiring more white teachers is not the best way to improve education for students, particularly students of color.” This recent commentary by a black student...

Explaining the Underwhelming Reaction When Black Women’s Nudes Are Stolen

Explaining the Underwhelming Reaction When Black Women’s Nudes Are Stolen

The following is a sampling of headlines about the recent theft and illegal release of alleged nude photos of celebrities:   “Jennifer Lawrence, Others Aren’t Just Hacking...

National News

LAPD Confuses Black Actress for Prostitute

LAPD Confuses Black Actress for Prostitute

Actress Danièle Watts took to social media last week to condemn the Los Angeles Police Department after she was allegedly mistaken for a prostitute after kissing...

Bell Toll Marks 13th Anniversary of 9/11

Bell Toll Marks 13th Anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK  — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of...

It’s Been Harder Than Obama Thought to End Our Middle East Wars

It’s Been Harder Than Obama Thought to End Our Middle East Wars

President Barack Obama has a problem. Just when he thought he was getting out of the Middle East, he keeps getting pulled back in. After declaring...