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JUSTICE FOR LORENZEN?

Year after year, Lorenzen Wright’s mother and other family members have gathered on the plaza outside of the FedExForum to fan the flame of interest in the former pro-basketball players unsolved homicide in July 2010. Technically, it was a cold case – a homicide without...

Florida Police Arrest Suspect in Series of Killings in Seminole Heights 

Police in Tampa, Fla. have apprehended a man believed to be connected to four killings that have raised fears of a serial killer in the Seminole Heights neighborhood. According to WTSP-TV, 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III is being charged with four counts of first-degree murder...

Kim Kardashian Hires Criminal Attorney to Help With Cases of 2 Jailed Black Women: Cyntoia Brown and Alice Johnson

by Angela Helm, The Root Look at Kim Kardashian jumping in with tangible help for a black woman in trouble. According to reports, the famous-for-being-famous celeb has hired high powered Los Angeles criminal attorney Shawn Holley (who was on the same O.J. Simpson “dream team” as...

FOLLOW UP: Community meeting yields ‘God So Loved’ push

Radio personality Michael Adrian Davis put it plainly: “I just want to help in some way.” Davis was among those who answered the call to meet up Monday night (Nov. 20) at Bloomfield Baptist Church at 123 S. Parkway West. The summons of sort was issued...

Where the ‘Breaking the Cycle of Delinquency’ symposium fell short

By Cardell Orrin Before-and-after success stories work because they’re shorthand for transformation. So when former youth offenders took the stage during a youth voice portion of the recent University of Memphis Public Safety Institute “Breaking the Cycle of Delinquency” symposium, the audience was keen to...

Rev. Ralph White: ‘We’ve got to have a plan’ on gun violence

The Rev. Ralph White got a call on Tuesday asking him to make his way to the Riverview Community Center for the vigil being planned that night for 10-year-old Richard Jordan II, who had been killed the day before during a drive-by shooting at...

Trump choosing white men as judges, highest rate in decades

BY CATHERINE LUCEY and MEGHAN HOYER, Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation's diversity. So far, 91...

Police: Gun that killed former NBA player Wright found

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police say they believe they have found the gun used to kill former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, whose body was found in a swampy field in Tennessee seven years ago. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Thursday that the gun...

TSDtv: Inside Shelby County Juvenile Court (Part 2)

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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 to get out from under...

TSDtv: Inside Shelby County Juvenile Court (Part 1)

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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 to get out from under...