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(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)On Thursday, former president Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail for Phil Murphy, the Democratic candidate for governor in New Jersey. While he was on the trail, Obama also issued a condemnation of the current state...
by Paula Anderson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Antonia Gambrell, a licensed cosmetologist, has been styling and encouraging women to feel good about themselves through hair care design for over 20 years.  Whether your hair is relaxed or natural,...
In Part I of his interview with Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael, TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II engages in an exchange that details Michael’s background, reveals his reasons for pursuing the position, probes into the move...
There is no point in debating whether or not President Donald Trump is a “real Christian.” At this point it really doesn’t matter. He is America’s religious darling and is the single most important political figure in mainstream Christian...
In Part I of his interview with Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael, TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II engages in an exchange that details Michael's background, reveals his reasons for pursuing the position, probes into the move...
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)The Movement for Black Lives, a massive group including the Black Lives Matter movement, has launched a new project aimed at providing ‘electoral justice’ for Black people.Organizers announced the Electoral Justice Project on Monday, a two-step...
Philando Castile (Facebook) A fundraising campaign that was started to honor the memory of school-cafeteria supervisor Philando Castile has raised enough money to pay off school lunch debt for all students in the St. Paul, Minn., public school system for...
The Drug Policy Alliance opened its 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference on Thursday with acclaimed scholar Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, making it clear that whiteness is at...
First Lt. Whennah Andrews of the U.S. Army National Guard tries to hide her braces while showing off her smile. But four years since first advocating against grooming regulations that barred soldiers from wearing natural hairstyles, her smile hints...
Richard Spencer, the infamous white nationalist who organized the rallies in Charlottesville, is set to give a speech at the University of Florida, and the state has declared a state of emergency ahead of the speech. “I find that the...