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‘I was there, for that first issue’

‘I was there, for that first issue’

07-12-2014 by Christopher Brooks  - avatar Christopher Brooks

(This letter from Christopher Brooks, a former Memphian now living in Los Angeles, was written to The New Tri-State Defender President/Publisher Bernal E. Smith II. In it, Brooks...

No easy answers exist with immigration reform

No easy answers exist with immigration…

07-12-2014 by T.J. Holmes-NewsOne - avatar T.J. Holmes-NewsOne

Twenty-thousand-eight-hundred-and-five unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras were caught entering the United States illegally in 2013. Of that number, 1...

LeBron James lets grudges die with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert

LeBron James lets grudges die with Cav…

07-12-2014 by  Stefen Lovelace-theGrio - avatar Stefen Lovelace-theGrio

They called him a traitor.   They cursed his name.   They burned his jersey.   Now, all Cleveland fans will say, through toothy grins and gleeful giggles, is...

Greater Metro

 THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.   FRIDAY   * Street Warz 8:30pm | Memphis International Raceway   *...

Farewell to the rhythm man – Mabon ‘Teeni’ Hodges

Farewell to the rhythm man – Mabon ‘Teeni’ Hodges

Scores of music industry friends and fans came out on Saturday (July 6th) to a memorial celebration at the Gibson Guitar Factory to honor one...

Brooks standing tall in Juvenile Court Clerk quest

Brooks standing tall in Juvenile Court Clerk quest

“It’s time to quit playing games and focus on the issues, fixing what’s wrong with Juvenile Court,” said Michael Todd, an organizer of a group...

Entertainment

The SugaShack – ‘make-shift funky’ & ‘soulfoul good’

The SugaShack – ‘make-shift funky’ & ‘soulfoul good’

  The nightlife in Memphis is diverse, even though some think it is not on par with other metropolitan cities. Amid that backdrop one local group...

How does God want us to deal with racism?

How does God want us to deal with racism?

In his new book “The Truth about Racism, Its Origins, Legacy and How God Wants Us To Deal With It,” Dr. Philip Asante sets out...

Memphis makes room for comedy

Memphis makes room for comedy

If there was ever a void in Memphis when it comes to comedy, it doesn’t exist anymore. No more waiting for the occasional comedy show...

Sports

LeBron James lets grudges die with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert

LeBron James lets grudges die with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert

They called him a traitor.   They cursed his name.   They burned his jersey.   Now, all Cleveland fans will say, through toothy grins and gleeful giggles, is “welcome back.”

The decision: Lebron chooses to go ‘home’

The decision: Lebron chooses to go ‘home’

In a letter dictated to Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins and made public Friday morning, NBA Super Star LeBron James let the world know what so...

Keyon Dooling’s life lessons

Keyon Dooling’s life lessons

One tall young man had the courage to admit that he never learned or, more accurately, was never taught. So Keyon Dooling, formerly with the...

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

‘I was there, for that first issue’

‘I was there, for that first issue’

(This letter from Christopher Brooks, a former Memphian now living in Los Angeles, was written to The New Tri-State Defender President/Publisher Bernal E. Smith II...

Adding health conversations to African-American family reunions

Adding health conversations to African-American family reunions

(PRNewswire-USNewswire) – The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) offers the Family Reunion Health Guide to help African-American families talk at family reunions and other...

Is TVA moving from coal to gas?

Is TVA moving from coal to gas?

TVA is making decisions about the future of the Allen coal-burning power plant right now. This urgent issue requires immediate action in our community. Yes...

Opinion

No easy answers exist with immigration reform

No easy answers exist with immigration reform

Twenty-thousand-eight-hundred-and-five unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras were caught entering the United States illegally in 2013. Of that number, 1,169 were repatriated. So...

What the book ‘Place, Not Race’ doesn’t get

What the book ‘Place, Not Race’ doesn’t get

I vividly remember the affirmative action debates that raged on my campus when I was a college student in the early ’90s. Many of our...

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...

National News

LGBT center’s 26-year-old 1st African-American chair faces facial hostility

According to North Carolina’s Charlotte Post, the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte has elected Ranzeno Frazier as its youngest and first African-American chair of its...

How Marfan syndrome took center stage on NBA draft night, and in…

It was like a bad dream. Four days before Baylor University basketball star Isaiah Austin would hear his name called in the NBA draft in...

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...