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Report: Darren Wilson feared for his life

Report: Darren Wilson feared for his l…

10-18-2014 by Lynette Holloway-The Root - avatar Lynette Holloway-The Root

Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Mo., police department says he was in fear for his life in August when he shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, the New York Times re...

Supreme Court justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

Supreme Court justices allow Texas use…

10-18-2014 by  SAM HANANEL-Associated Press - avatar SAM HANANEL-Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.A majority of the justices rejected...

U.S. commission hears experts on 'stand your ground'

U.S. commission hears experts on 'stan…

10-18-2014 by  Mike Schneider-Associated Press - avatar Mike Schneider-Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – “Stand your ground” statutes benefit whites more than blacks, are unnecessary and cause minority men to live in fear, several experts said Friday to the U.S...

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 Draw The Line 4Peace Vigil9pm | Peabody...

 ‘Overcomers’ – a story of survivors

‘Overcomers’ – a story of survivors

Tajuana Clark fought as much as she could to stop the onslaught of verbal, psychological and physical abuse for nearly half of her 8½ years...

ASD targets 12 Memphis schools for possible takeover

ASD targets 12 Memphis schools for possible takeover

The state will seize control of nine chronically-underperforming public schools in Memphis next year and hand them over to privately-run charter school operators, officials with the state-run...

Entertainment

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun    BIG BUDGET FILMS     “The Best of Me” (PG-13 for sexuality, violence, brief profanity and some drug use) Romance...

Chris Rock will host ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Prince as the musical guest

Chris Rock will host ‘Saturday Night Live’ with Prince as the musical…

Chris Rock is returning to his old stomping grounds Nov. 1, when he hosts an episode of Saturday Night Live. And if that’s not a...

WHAT’S HAPPENING MYRON?: Memphis was full of high-profile entertainment options this past weekend.

WHAT’S HAPPENING MYRON?: Memphis was full of high-profile entertainment options this past…

Ever woke up on a Monday morning and felt so tired that you were absolutely sure that getting out of bed was one of the...

Sports

Grizz notch ‘useful’ win over Flemengo (Brazil)

Grizz notch ‘useful’ win over Flemengo (Brazil)

The Memphis Grizzlies grabbed their second win of the preseason against the Flemengo (Brazil) at FedExForum on Friday (Oct. 17). The international exhibition game brought out...

Friday’s Tennessee Prep Scores

Friday’s Tennessee Prep Scores

PREP FOOTBALLAdamsville 42, Scotts Hill 14Alcoa 38, CAK 7Bartlett 44, Bolton 20BGA 41, Zion Christian Academy 7Blackman 42, Smyrna 10Bolivar Central 53, Fayette Ware 35Booker...

Grizzlies take note of rhythm as preseason rolls on

Grizzlies take note of rhythm as preseason rolls on

As the preseason grinds on, the Memphis Grizzlies take on Rio de Janeiro Flemengo on Friday (Oct. 17th) at FedExForum. It will be the second...

Religion

The a cappella choir of Wiley College to perform

The a cappella choir of Wiley College to perform

The a cappella choir of Wiley College will be in concert this fall at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 767 Walker Ave., at 10 a.m. during the...

Stevenson Clark challenges himself and succeeds in gospel music and radio

Stevenson Clark challenges himself and succeeds in gospel music and radio

by Wiley Henry whenry@tsdmemphis.com Stevenson Clark loves a challenge. He took the reigns of a fledgling Christian radio station in Southaven, Miss., retooled it to compete in...

Pastor’s public speaking skills lead to international acclaim

Pastor’s public speaking skills lead to international acclaim

Special to The New Tri-State Defender “I tried to keep my cool as they were preparing to announce the winner of the semifinals, but when I...

Business

Small-business owners deserve a vacation

Small-business owners deserve a vacation

Less than half of small-business owners said they would take a summer vacation lasting at least one week in 2013. Many self-employed individuals are reluctant...

Marketing communications’ first minority-owned holding company created to ‘transform the industry’

Marketing communications’ first minority-owned holding company created to ‘transform the industry’

(BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK – The formation of the marketing communications industry’s first wholly minority-owned holding company was announced on Tuesday (Oct. 14th). Determined...

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One body at a time

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: One body at a time

The holidays are fast approaching, which means that we will have days filled with Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and pies and Christmas. While enjoying the...

News

Report: Darren Wilson feared for his life

Report: Darren Wilson feared for his life

Officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, Mo., police department says he was in fear for his life in August when he shot and killed unarmed...

Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Violent crimes up in Memphis area this year (AP) — The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission says major violent crimes have increased through the first nine months...

Kroger teen mob trial: The view from the bench

Kroger teen mob trial: The view from the bench

Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael says he cannot – and will not – allow public sentiment to influence his rulings as he considers the cases...

Opinion

Out of My Racial Comfort Zone: Why a Predominantly White College Was Best for Me

Out of My Racial Comfort Zone: Why a Predominantly White College Was…

Attending a predominantly white institution was not an unusual decision to make in my family. Out of all of my immediate family members, only my...

Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American...

To save our children… beginning right now!

To save our children… beginning right now!

  (The Rev. Rodney Beard is pastor of The Living Word Community Church in Nashville.) I had an interesting conversation with the Vice President of our National...

National News

Supreme Court justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

Supreme Court justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.A majority of the...

U.S. commission hears experts on 'stand your ground'

U.S. commission hears experts on 'stand your ground'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – “Stand your ground” statutes benefit whites more than blacks, are unnecessary and cause minority men to live in fear, several experts...

Poverty rate declines, number of poor unchanged

Poverty rate declines, number of poor unchanged

WASHINGTON – (PRNews) – The nation's poverty rate was 15.5 percent in 2013, down from 16.0 percent in 2012, according to the supplemental poverty measure...