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Tenn. gets high marks in child welfare report

Tenn. gets high marks in child welfare…

07-23-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam lauded the state on Tuesday for improvements made in the well-being of children, saying gains particularly in the area of education justify refo...

LA Clippers CEO: If Donald Sterling stays, Doc Rivers quits

LA Clippers CEO: If Donald Sterling st…

07-23-2014 by Stephen A. Crockett Jr.-The Root - avatar Stephen A. Crockett Jr.-The Root

Donald Sterling is toxic, or at least that is the sentiment from current Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers and interim CEO of the organization, Richard Parsons, who testified...

African-American leaders worry about low turnout in November

African-American leaders worry about l…

07-23-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansi...

Greater Metro

Tenn. gets high marks in child welfare report

Tenn. gets high marks in child welfare report

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam lauded the state on Tuesday for improvements made in the well-being of children, saying gains particularly in the area...

‘Power grab’ in campaign against three Tennessee judges could have national implications

‘Power grab’ in campaign against three Tennessee judges could have national implications

An attempt to unseat three judges in an upcoming Nashville election is nothing less than a “raw power grab” by right wing special interests using...

TSU’s Small Farms Expo highlights state’s agricultural diversity and continuing expansion

TSU’s Small Farms Expo highlights state’s agricultural diversity and continuing expansion

NASHVILLE – (TSU News Service) – From beekeeping in Franklin County to crop growing in Williamson County, and 4-H and adult agriculture in Bledsoe County...

Entertainment

‘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...

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson!

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson!

In a world where talent takes you far, Keith Robinson is ahead of the game.   He’s a true triple threat – having already mastered acting and...

Really, NY Magazine? Couldn’t find a black rom-com for Top 25?

Really, NY Magazine? Couldn’t find a black rom-com for Top 25?

I’m a big fan of New York magazine, in large part because of its cultural coverage and willingness to give a platform to artists, institutions...

Sports

LA Clippers CEO: If Donald Sterling stays, Doc Rivers quits

LA Clippers CEO: If Donald Sterling stays, Doc Rivers quits

Donald Sterling is toxic, or at least that is the sentiment from current Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers and interim CEO of the organization...

What is one to make of Grizzlies’ off-season moves?

What is one to make of Grizzlies’ off-season moves?

Just two years ago, the Memphis Grizzlies were referred to as a young and emerging team. Now they are a more established ball club in...

New ‘old’ player ready to help Grizz ‘over the hump’

New ‘old’ player ready to help Grizz ‘over the hump’

The Memphis Grizzlies now have a new addition who seems happy in the city of grit and grind.   It’s a 37-year-old veteran player who made his...

Religion

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...

Line Dance-A-Thon is a bridge builder at Unity Christian Church

Line Dance-A-Thon is a bridge builder at Unity Christian Church

Unity Christian Church in Whitehaven held its inaugural Line Dance-A-Thon last Saturday (June 7th). Led by the Rev. Eric Ovid Donaldson, the church’s pastor, the...

Business

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...

‘The State of Black Euphoria’

‘The State of Black Euphoria’

How amazing it is that black people in this nation, collectively, are the worst off but yet the most comical, entertaining, ostentatious, and self-defeating of...

A partnership to corral the $40 billion African Americans spend annually on travel and tourism

A partnership to corral the $40 billion African Americans spend annually on…

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are now partners in a move...

News

Dogs eat better than 1 million children

Dogs eat better than 1 million children

  The South African charity Feed a Child (http://www.feedachild.co.za/) chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little black boy being fed like...

Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com.   First documented in a forthcoming paper...

Journalist wins rights to view James Brown’s documents

Journalist wins rights to view James Brown’s documents

While excitement is brewing for the new James Brown biopic to be released this summer, one freelance journalist is more interested in the legal battle...

Opinion

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...

‘Straight Outta Compton’ casting call is a straight up mess

‘Straight Outta Compton’ casting call is a straight up mess

Production has begun on Straight Outta Compton, the biopic about N.W.A. and Universal Studios is looking to cast more people for it.   They’re apparently working with...

National News

African-American leaders worry about low turnout in November

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could...

Chokehold death continues to reverberate

NEW YORK – The Rev. Al Sharpton was in the middle of his speech recounting how Eric Garner, 43, had been killed in a chokehold...

How to start getting fit for life

CHICAGO – Once you fully accept the fact that physical activity is one of the most powerful factors affecting your health, ability and longevity, where...