facebook-icotwitter-icogoogle-icorss-ico
connectsubscribearchives
Log in

Greater Metro

Homicide by way of gun

Homicide by way of gun

Report #1209010656ME – translation: another homicide by way of gun.

The Memphis Police Department issued a release on Wednesday night (Sept. 19), with it reaching the newsroom of The New Tri-State Defender at 7:58:52 p.m. It was short and painfully familiar, ending with the notation that an investigation is ongoing and a plea from homicide investigator for "someone to come forward with information to help solve this crime."

Read more...

  • Written by Tony Jones
  • Hits: 925

‘Memphis State Eight’ take U of M salute in stride

‘Memphis State Eight’ take U of M salute in stride

Each of them – all in their 70s – sat at a table with family and friends wearing a white flower pinned to their suits and dresses.

Eight friendly smiles greeted students and guests in the University Center at the University of Memphis, a building, had it existed 53 years ago, they would not have been allowed to visit.

Read more...

NBA star brings no-‘text’ message to Mitchell High

NBA star brings no-‘text’ message to Mitchell High

Hundreds of Mitchell High School juniors and seniors will never forget last Thursday when alumnus and NBA great Thaddeus Young came home bearing spectacular gifts and a life-saving message: "Texting & Driving...It Can Wait."

"Thaddeus laid some texting-while-driving facts on the kids," said Chuck Thomas III, AT&T's regional director of External and Legislative Affairs.

Read more...

  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
  • Hits: 1091

LEGACY: Rev. Ezekiel Bell

LEGACY: Rev. Ezekiel Bell

There may never be statues or large public celebrations to commemorate him, but if the religions are right in teaching us that there is a place where good works are rewarded, there should be a great banquet planned for the Rev. Ezekiel Bell.

Born in Clarksdale, Miss. in 1935, Rev. Bell was one who made it his mission to dedicate his life to pushing his people forward.

Like his compatriot Joe Crittenden, whose life was chronicled in The New Tri State Defender's May 17, 2012 issue, even in his 80s Mr. Bell kept pushing forward.

Read more...

  • Written by Tony Jones
  • Hits: 1625

LEGACY: The Rev. Dr. Herbert Eugene Davenport Jr.

LEGACY: The Rev. Dr. Herbert Eugene Davenport Jr.

Dena taught him how to text and email and even how to do the "Wobble."

Visa took the position that he always was right – part of the territory when you are "a daddy's girl."

Both – Visa Davenport Harper and Dena Davenport McNeal (Terrian) – were referring to their father, the late Rev. Dr. Herbert Eugene Davenport Jr., whose life was celebrated at Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1098 S. Wellington St., last Saturday (Sept. 15).

Read more...

BRIEFS & THINGS: ‘411 on Sex’ teen Conference is set

For the second year, the medical, dental, pharmacy and nursing students at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center have joined with the Shelby County Health Department and other local organizations to host the "411 on Sex" Teen Conference. The community-based event is set for Saturday (Sept. 22) at the University of Tennessee Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave., starting with registration at 8:30 a.m., and ending at 2:30 p.m. It is designed to make parents and high school students more aware of critical issues related to "sexting," human trafficking, pregnancy prevention, and teen dating violence.

Read more...

Back to the future for Dr. Herenton

Back to the future for Dr. Herenton

In August 2013, the Thurgood Marshall Academy will open as a Memphis Public Charter School and a helping hand for youth in the custody or care of Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court. It will have a very familiar local imprint.

"My hands – my personal and professional hands – will be all over the program in terms of day-to-day monitoring and supervision," said Dr. Willie W. Herenton, former Memphis City Schools (MCS) superintendent and Memphis' longest-serving mayor.

Read more...

  • Written by Dorothy Bracy Alston
  • Hits: 1986

Subcategories