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#901Choice2014 – a social media targeted forum

#901Choice2014 – a social media target…

07-09-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

  Following a May primary that saw just 17 percent of registered voters participate, including only 4 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and 35, The New Tri-State Def...

TSD opens nominations for 2014 Best in Black Awards

TSD opens nominations for 2014 Best in…

07-09-2014 by Tri-State Defender Newsroom - avatar Tri-State Defender Newsroom

  Each summer since 2012 Memphians have had a chance to weigh in on naming the “best” across a wide spectrum of business and individual categories. Their choices reflect an...

Yes, immigrant kids are fleeing violence, but so were kids in Chicago last weekend

Yes, immigrant kids are fleeing violen…

07-09-2014 by Keli Goff-The Root - avatar Keli Goff-The Root

  Incensed by President Barack Obama’s plan to deport thousands of immigrant children who have arrived in the U.S. illegally in recent months, activists have taken to the s...

Greater Metro

#901Choice2014 – a social media targeted forum

#901Choice2014 – a social media targeted forum

  Following a May primary that saw just 17 percent of registered voters participate, including only 4 percent of voters between the ages of 18 and...

TSD opens nominations for 2014 Best in Black Awards

TSD opens nominations for 2014 Best in Black Awards

  Each summer since 2012 Memphians have had a chance to weigh in on naming the “best” across a wide spectrum of business and individual categories...

LEGACY: Glynn Johns Reed

LEGACY: Glynn Johns Reed

Glynn Johns Reed devoted much of her life to community service. She made pathways straight for some, motivated and empowered others, birthed a festival, and...

Entertainment

 Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

  BIG BUDGET FILMS       “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (PG-13 for intense violence and brief profanity) Eighth installment in the storied sci-fi franchise...

‘The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery’

‘The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery’

    I flunked out of high school before recovering sufficiently to not only get a diploma but to subsequently earn degrees from three different Ivy League...

20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival largest ever with more than 550,000 attendees

20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival largest ever with more than 550,000 attendees

(PRNewswire) – The 20th annual ESSENCE Festival attracted a record-breaking 550,000 attendees from around the world to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, earning...

Sports

The disappearance of the black coach: African-Americans shut out of college basketball

The disappearance of the black coach: African-Americans shut out of college basketball

  Just a handful of years after the tumultuous, racially charged era of the 1960s, Georgetown coach John Thompson peered over his shoulder during a game...

‘Dude, was that Hank Aaron?’

‘Dude, was that Hank Aaron?’

We haven’t been co-hosting a sports show long enough to take anything for granted or consider as routine the new access we’ve had to visit...

Angelo Smith – the first of many!

Angelo Smith – the first of many!

Angelo Smith is the first Booker T. Washington High School graduate under head basketball coach Antonio Harris to sign an official Letter-of Intent to play...

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

Too many African Americans are ‘credit invisible’

Too many African Americans are ‘credit invisible’

“I am invisible, understand,” Ralph Ellison famously wrote, “simply because people refuse to see me.”   He was speaking of the double consciousness that accompanied the burden...

What are the basic types of life insurance?

What are the basic types of life insurance?

One of the best ways to protect against the financial consequences of a primary wage earner’s premature death is life insurance. However, only about 6...

The business of tipping

The business of tipping

A huge part of a restaurant’s success is the ability to maintain great wait staff.  This becomes a major challenge when customers do not adequately...

News

Locked up, left behind: Juvenile justice system failing Southern youth

Locked up, left behind: Juvenile justice system failing Southern youth

“The most disadvantaged, troubled students in the South and the nation attend schools in the juvenile justice systems,” the 2014 report from the Southern Education...

Marching back to Mississippi

Marching back to Mississippi

Those of us who were in Mississippi to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer know very well none of it could have unfolded in...

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center to operate West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center to operate West Tennessee Regional…

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to operate the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC) and...

Opinion

Yes, immigrant kids are fleeing violence, but so were kids in Chicago last weekend

Yes, immigrant kids are fleeing violence, but so were kids in Chicago…

  Incensed by President Barack Obama’s plan to deport thousands of immigrant children who have arrived in the U.S. illegally in recent months, activists have taken...

It’s time to stop asking whether women can have it all

It’s time to stop asking whether women can have it all

Can women have it all? If you’re a working woman, you’ve read your fair share of inconclusive articles that seek to answer this sphinxlike mystery...

Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

The Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could...

National News

The Links, Incorporated elects its 16th national president

  (BlackNews.com) – The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated have elected Glenda Newell-Harris, M.D., as its 16th national president.    The election of Newell-Harris marks the...

African-American unemployment best in 6 years

WASHINGTON – The African-American unemployment rate hit a six-year low in June, dipping below 11 percent for the first time since August 2008.   Last week, the...

All students benefit from minority teachers

Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both whites and blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force...