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Services set for Friday for TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II

The home-going service for Bernal E. Smith II, publisher of The New Tri-State Defender and a committed servant leader, has been set for Friday. Mr. Smith died...

Remembering Bernal: Post your thoughts here

  As shock gives way to sorrow in the sudden and unexpected death of Bernal E. Smith II, we wanted to create this opportunity for...

Former lawmaker announces bid for Tennessee US Senate seat

NASHVILLE —  A former congressman from Tennessee is joining the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. Former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher,...

After walloping the Warriors, Grizz take on Rockets in Houston tonight (PHOTOS)

Virtually everything that could be said about the Grizzlies dramatic and emphatic win over the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors has been said: "Wow!...

Soldier’s widow angry Trump didn’t know her husband’s name

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The widow of a fallen soldier criticized President Donald Trump Monday over his condolence call last week, saying...

The Young and the Restless Star Kristoff St. John Reportedly Threatens Suicide

Kristoff St. John accepts the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles...

Pour a Big Glass of Wine and Crack Open the Official Obama Presidency Photography...

Donald Trump has been president since before any of us were born, but did you know that a man named Barack Obama used to...

BREAKING NEWS! TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II passes away

Bernal E. Smith II, publisher of The New Tri-State Defender, died at his home Sunday afternoon, a family spokesman said. Mr. Smith was with family...

Thirteen Memphis schools among 169 honored by state for academics, growth

Thirteen schools in Tennessee’s largest district were among 169 honored on Friday as the state released its first list of “reward” schools since 2015. The...

In Tennessee’s turnaround district, 9 in 10 young students fall short on their first...

Nine out of 10 of elementary- and middle-school students in Tennessee’s turnaround district aren’t scoring on grade level in English and math, according to...