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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...

Amber Floyd named one of top young lawyers in America by ABA

Amber Floyd, a senior associate at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, has been named a recipient of the 2017 American Bar Association (ABA)  “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers” award. Floyd is the only Tennessee attorney this year to receive the award. The...