Bishop Brandon B. Porter of Memphis says his election to the Church of God in Christ General Board was a matter of obedience – not ambition – and that he sees himself in the role of bridging a "disconnect" between the city and COGIC.
Porter, pastor of Memphis' Greater Community Temple COGIC, was elected Tuesday (Nov. 13) during COGIC's annual Convocation, which was held in St. Louis for the third consecutive year after 100-plus years in Memphis.
Somehow, Michael Mallory's sneakers have always guided him down the path that led to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. Whether it was walking a few blocks around the corner to the Barksdale Club, or hiking six miles from his Midtown home to the Samelson Club in Highland Heights, Mallory knew the Boys & Girls Clubs was his ticket to staying on the straight-and-narrow.
When Republican Gov. Bill Haslam officially declares November Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month next week, he will have no stronger bi-partisan supporter than State Rep. Lois DeBerry of Memphis.
DeBerry, Speaker Pro Tempore Emeritus, is a pancreatic cancer survivor. Last month, doctors delivered good news – no traces of the disease were detectable of the disease that she had been battling for almost three years.
If we didn't hear enough conversation about the economy during the 2012 presidential campaign, the day following the reelection of President Barack Obama (Nov 7) the conversation was still top of mind – but in a different setting.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Black Enterprise teamed to present a symposium on economics and education reform, entitled "Today's Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow's Workforce." The setting was the Grand Ballroom of the Peabody Hotel downtown.
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell Jr. says that the defeat of the proposed half-cent sales tax referendum should be taken as a clear signal that it's time for the body charged with unifying the schools to avoid any more distractions and get down to brass tacks.
As the county's chief executive, Luttrell will be heavily involved with the new system, and is part of the 21-member Shelby County Transition Planning Commission that is crafting the new school system.
No sweat, no threat, Congressman Steve Cohen told The New Tri State Defender following his trouncing of ninth-district GOP opponent Dr. George Flinn Jr. in Tuesday's election.
Defeating Flinn 188, 245 to 59,676, the victory ensures Cohen's fourth term in the seat.
Former Memphis Mayor Dr. Willie. W. Herenton will be the keynote speaker when The New Tri-State Defender (TSD) hosts its fourth annual Men of Excellence Awards Reception and Presentation on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at The Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Avenue.