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Let’s face it: Half the country has been in a funk since Nov. 9. Not only did Donald Trump become president, but he went about shoring up white supremacy as swiftly as possible. Under his leadership, hate groups have grown...
Michael Harriott, The Root Stop lying, you did it, too. I’m sure I’m not alone in being among those who—for a brief moment when they heard about the Las Vegas shooting—quietly mumbled to themselves, “Dear God, please don’t let the shooter...
Mwewa* always knew she was undocumented. “I just didn’t understand what that meant and the consequences it would create for me,” she says. It wasn’t until a high school classmate, while studying financial planning, asked Mwewa if she had her...
By Nicole Lacey, Special to The New Tri-State Defender After reading the most recent issue of The New Tri-State Defender, I was pleased that the newspaper has begun coverage of the Memphis Transit Vision initiative, which actively is involving members...
By Terrell Jermaine Starr, The Root In the winter of 2013, I decided that I would purchase a gun and kill myself. I was in a very deep state of depression, with many days so debilitating that my mattress felt like...
By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to...
By Justin Tinsley, The Undefeated O.J. like, “I’m not black, I’m O.J.” / Okay / House n—a, don’t f— with me / I’m a field n—a with shined cutlery. — Jay-Z, 2017’s “The Story of O.J.” Fate has a fetish for O.J....
Major cities really need a good and reliable public transportation system. We don’t have such a system in Memphis. An effective system brings commerce to the masses and takes workers to where they need to be. A good public transportation...
 By Kelvin Cowans, Special to TSDMemphis.com Watching the evening news, I am reminded of my life and how it once swung as if a pendulum – with destruction to one side, tragedy on the other and success in the resting...
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” – Luke 12:48. As chairman of the Memphis City Council and a duly...