by Dena L. Owens
Special to The New Tri-State Defender
Everyone agrees that teachers should perform to the best of their abilities to increase student academic performance in public schools. How they achieve that goal has been a hot topic, as it should be.
Angela Staples, a ten-year, 6th-grade instructor at Ridgeway Middle School, uses several tools to strengthen her teaching effectiveness in a subject many of cringe to think about – math. One method she uses to help children "get it" is called Reflective Practice.
Hundreds of well-dressed ladies and gents gathered recently at the Hilton Hotel for the 2012 version of Breakfast for M'Lady, an annual event sponsored for 60-plus years by the Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Roadside checkpoints targeting drunk drivers will greet area motorists at two locations on May 31.
Memphis Police and Shelby County sheriff's deputies will man the checkpoints. Federal law requires law enforcement officials to announce the checkpoints in advance.
Hundreds gathered Wednesday morning at Norris Road Church of Christ to bid a final farewell to Elmer Moore Jr.,
A successful entrepreneur in real estate brokerage for more than 50 years drew hundreds to a final farewell on Wednesday at Norris Road Church of Christ.
Mr. Joseph Crittenden Sr. died on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the age of 93.
In his lifetime, he became a beloved husband, a father to 11, grandfather to 31 and great grandfather to 94. Friends and acquaintances admired and respected him.
Mr. Crittenden worked as a cotton picker, served in the armed forces, made a living as a master tractor mechanic (a much sought after skill in the agricultural south), and was the owner of a series of combination gas stations, auto shops and convenience stores.
His is not a name readily known to the media and historians of the civil rights era, but that victory for human rights could not have occurred without men and women such as Crittenden
The 19th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival is a few weeks away and off to a brand new start with a new executive director, Telisa Franklin, who says festival-goers can expect to see something a little different this year.