Category : Tennessee

Southeast / Tennessee - 2 weeks ago

Taking FAFSA to college-bound students

Share this: The City of Memphis ranks No. 1 in the nation for completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and Graduate Memphis is working to maintain that ranking. The local organization and its partners are sponsoring eve...

Southeast / Tennessee - 2 weeks ago

2017: What We Learned

Share this: In our year-end edition of The New Tri-State Defender, we take a look back at 2017 and ask: What did we learn? We’ll post those here later, but why wait? Go out and pick-up a copy NOW! Share this: Related Previous articleFor...

Southeast / Tennessee - 2 weeks ago

It’s not too late to participate in Kwanzaa

They called her “Queen” and she sang Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” during the evening celebration of the first day of Kwanzaa at the New Chicago Performing Arts Center. The day’s celebrated principle was Umoja (unity), with observances also...

Southeast / Tennessee - 2 weeks ago

The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2017

Share this: 10 Best Big Budget Films Baby Driver Lady Bird The Disaster Artist The Florida Project Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri Mudbound Dunkirk Wonder Woman Get Out Rough Night Big Budgets Honorable Mention Everything, Everything Go...

Southeast / Tennessee - 2 weeks ago

ON POLITICS: Karl Dean and the governor’s race

Share this: Putting in the legwork in his bid to win the Democratic Party nomination for governor, former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean recently visited the office of The New Tri-State Defender. It was his second visit, with this one yielding this co...

Southeast / Tennessee - 1 month ago

Teen puts his mental health ahead of football career

Saw this before I came in today. It’s important. Y’all know in our communities, we almost never bring up the words “mental” and “health” in the same sentence. So seeing Isaiah Woods on Megyn Kelly Today talk about his own struggles . . . well, it’s...