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Interviews

Superhero Cyborg: Body by Fisher!

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Ray Fisher was born in Baltimore (September 8, 1987) and raised in Lawnside, N.J., where he developed an interest in acting while still in high school. He attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy before launching his career. In 2016, Fisher made his screen debut...

The need for a ‘holistic approach’ forward

by Tami Sawyer, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where he has spent two decades “practicing and preaching a Black theology that unapologetically” calls attention to the...

TSDtv: Bernal E. Smith II

As part of his vision for what the TSD could be, Bernal E. Smith II wanted to expand coverage of Memphis and its African American community beyond the printed page. He wanted to make the TSD a vibrant multimedia news source. Below are some of...

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 she was angered by his tone and that he couldn't remember her husband's name. Trump quickly responded on Twitter that...

#Access901: Sixty years in, Royal Studios still matters

Let’s be clear. Willie Mitchell and Royal Studios is a BIG DEAL and not just in Memphis. Yes, it’s a huge part of the fabric and legacy of Memphis music. Hi Records and Royal Studios was the home of Memphis favorite Al Green, where...

A conversation about Moral Mondays in Memphis

Late last year, the Rev. Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson got a call from an officer at the National Civil Rights Museum asking him to chair the museum’s National MLK50 Clergy Executive Committee. After an illustrious ministerial career – including a long run at Mississippi...

What’s next for the Mid-South Coliseum? And when?

Karanja A. Ajanaku – Let’s go forward and say that everything that you want to happen has happened. And now you’re getting ready to walk out on stage the day of the opening. What are you going to tell the people? Roy Barnes – I...

Fall Music + Wine + Food series headed to Beale Street

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by Nina Allen-Johnson, njohnson@tsdmemphis.com World Wine and Jazz & The New Daisy Theater present a Fall Music + Wine + Food series featuring contemporary urban jazz saxman Paul Taylor and jazz multi-instrumentalist Vincent Ingala performing at the newly renovated New Daisy Theater on Friday (Oct....

Kim Fields

 The “A Question of Faith” Interview with Kam WilliamsFields Revealed! Kim Fields is a veteran actress with an eminent household name, starring in twolong – running series, NBC’s “Facts of Life” and Fox’ “Living Single”. Both shows remain in worldwide syndication, consistently reinforcing her...