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The Sweet Story Behind This Mom’s Cosplaying Breastfeeding Photo

A mom in Florida channeled her inner Disney villain for a gorgeous breastfeeding photo with an emotional backstory. Yaky Di Roma, the Venezuelan photographer behind Di Roma Photography, took a photo of herself breastfeeding her son, 3-year-old Hans, while dressed as Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty.” At first glance,...

Smoking Weed May Permanently Change How You Walk

Marijuana has been given the green light when it comes to some form of legalization (medical or recreational), in more than half of all U.S. states. Undoubtedly, marijuana has some benefits to human health, such as pain management, but it can also influence the way people move....

Who Wants Sex More in Relationships, Men or Women? The Answer May Surprise You

Sexual myths are made to be debunked. For example, sex doesn’t necessarily get less satisfying as you get older, modern Americans aren’t nearly as promiscuous as their predecessors, and the best time during the day to make love isn’t at night. And, according to a new study, a...

The Faulty Logic of Mariah Carey’s Body Shaming Trolls

Mariah Carey is topless on the cover of Paper magazine, her wavy hair covering her chest and arms bowed out behind her head like butterfly wings. She wears an exquisitely jeweled body harness, fishnet stockings, sheer black gloves, and a sweet smile. She’s not too heavily made up, but the...

Arkansas man accused of injecting drugs into woman, raping her

An Arkansas man was arrested Tuesday after a woman told police he injected drugs into her body before raping her, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. David Hall, 39, of Lincoln was charged with rape and introduction of a controlled substance into the body of another, the paper reported....

August 24 – 1950 – Sampson was named the 1st Black representative

According to Wikipedia.com Edith Spurlock Sampson (October 13, 1898 – October 8, 1979) was an American lawyer and judge, and the first Black U.S. delegate appointed to the United Nations. 1n 1924, Sampson opened a law office on the South Side of Chicago, serving the local black community. From 1925 through 1942, she was associated with...

August 22- In 1867 Fisk University was Incorporated

The Fisk University website states that in 1865, barely six months after the end of the Civil War and just two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, three men — John Ogden, the Reverend Erastus Milo Cravath, and the Reverend Edward P. Smith — established...

Fire Department’s EMS aims to provide ‘The Right Response’

by Aisling Maki Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Memphis Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services has launched a new initiative called “The Right Response” to streamline responses to emergencies based on callers’ individual needs. While most emergencies require ambulances or paramedics, other issues could be resolved...

The Masqueraders putting on a show for ‘America’s Got Talent’

by Lee R. Watkins Special to The New Tri-State Defender “I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else” put The Masqueraders on the map in 1968 but the soul and gospel music group struggled to find consistency after producing that hit record. Fast forward almost 50 years and...

Area minister’s march against hate turns into harrowing, violent tale

by Carlton E. Smith Special to The New Tri-State Defender Editor’s Note: When TSD staffer Lee Eric Smith learned that his older brother Carlton was in Charlottesville, Va. to take a stand against racism, he did two things: First, Lee checked to make sure Carlton was...