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Summer brings longer days and vacations, and for many, more time to read. Usually a time for escapist books like thrillers, mysteries or juicy romances. We look for stories that are fun and entertaining. Slavery? Not interested. A combination of revisionist history and ignorance of history have fueled attempts to...
Local 24 anchor Katina Rankin released her second book – “Emmett Till: Sometimes Good Can Come Out of a Bad Situation” – a few weeks before what would have been his 77th birthday (July 25) and 63 years after his tragic death at the age of 14. Young Till’s death...
Award-winning journalist and author Jesse J. Holland, who authored the official companion novel to the Academy Award-winning movie blockbuster “Black Panther,” was among those getting nods at the Nominees Luncheon for the NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon held in Los Angeles last Saturday (March 8). Sponsored by FedEx, the NAACP...
by Harlan McCarthy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender After closing her recent keynote lecture at the 10th Annual Women’s Honor Conference at the University of Memphis University Center, iconic poet Nikki Giovanni fielded a question that provided a snippet of her philosophy about contradictions. The backdrop for her take on...
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U.S. President elect Barack Obama stands on stage along with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia (red dress) and Sasha (black dress) during an election night gathering in Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images In Michelle Obama’s upcoming memoir ‘Becoming’ due to...
TSD Newsroom In her first book – “Twenty Something” – Carlissa A. Shaw Esq. focuses on advice for young women entering adulthood. The Memphis-based lawyer discusses things she wishes she would have known, including walking away from toxic relationships and financial literacy. The “Twenty Something” book release is set for Dec....
(blackchristiannews.com) – It took national bestselling author Daniel Whyte III nearly 10 years to complete his work “The Lost Souls of Black Folk & White Folk,” which tackles the issues of America’s sin, God’s judgment, the Church’s failures, and the enduring problem of the color line. And while Whyte first...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Your mother dealt with things you can’t imagine. It was a different time when she was your age, with societal issues you’d never tolerate and rules you wouldn’t abide. Same with your grandma: scrapbooks, history books and museums are the only places...
Courtesy of Marvel Earlier this year, fans all over the globe were introduced Erik Killmonger, the sympathetic villain in Black Panther.Now, there’s an upcoming series in the works based on the character brought to life by Michael B. Jordan. The comic book mini-series will be written by Bryan Edward Hill with Juan Ferreyra serving as the lead...