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WELCOME TO RADICAL PROSPERITY: ‘My season for Keto!’

by Lucy Shaw, Special to The New Tri-State Defender It is such a pleasure to be writing for The New Tri-State Defender again.  I have been away for a while, but I have certainly been busy finding new ways to bring faith, hope and wholeness...

TAKING NOTE!: Tiger’s greatest victory

by Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr. --  In 1997, the year he won his first professional golf tournament, Tiger Woods also won his first Masters Championship and he did it in a fashion so dominant that many have long considered it his greatest victory....

Grizz players asked: What errors did you make and what would you do differently?

Editor's Note: Before the Memphis Grizzlies took a stick of dynamite to their Front Office – demoting Chris Wallace, firing J.B. Bickerstaff as head coach – the NBA franchise hosted its end of season media session. TSD intern Shambreon Richardson joined Lee Eric Smith...

Need for organ and tissue donors greater than ever; waiting list grows

by Aisling Mäki, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Angela Gordon had no known health issues when she ended up in the emergency room with an unbearable headache. It was there that she discovered she had hereditary hypertension. And although she was just 19 years...

‘Champions’ showcased at Boxing at the Pipkin 3

by Shambreon Richardson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Leather gloves clashing, three bloody noses, one bloody mouth, determination, perseverance and cheers of support from the crowd – all part of Boxing at the Pipkin 3. Spearheaded by the Memphis Office of Youth Services and presented...

REV. EARLE J. FISHER: After #MLK50: #MLK51 – Going in circles

by Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher, Special to The New Tri-State Defender I remember the pomp and circumstance of #MLK50. Plenty of lights, cameras, actions, and lofty promises. A year later the lights have dimmed, cameras disappeared, action has distilled, and promises have been unfulfilled or...

As the ‘face’ of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke is carving out space for a ‘unicorn’

by Harlan McCarthy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The face of the Me Too movement and one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” graced the University of Memphis Ballroom stage last Friday to share her “why” and her vision for the future of...

We are ‘US’

by Raynard Jackson -- Two weeks ago, I went to the theater to see Jordan Peele’s latest movie, "Us." This was his follow-up movie to the box office hit Get Out. Peele is an extraordinarily gifted writer. He has written for shows like Mad TV, Key...

Film screening sets stage to salute wives of ’68 sanitation workers strike

by Harlan McCarthy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender “We are celebrating these women, these wives, these matriarchs, these warriors for survival and making sure everyone around them survived too,” said multi-media journalist Emily Yellin. The setting was the screening of the documentary “1,300 Men: Memphis...

Ike Griffith: An urgent need to unify in support of Memphis youth

by Ike Griffith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Memphis youth is one of Mayor Jim Strickland’s top priorities since the beginning of his administration. During the Mayor’s first term, summer employment for youth grew from 1,000 to 1,750 (a 75 percent increase) for the...