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Nine out of 10 of elementary- and middle-school students in Tennessee’s turnaround district aren’t scoring on grade level in English and math, according to test score data released Thursday. The news is unsurprising: The Achievement School District oversees 32 of...
By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma: I am a 64 year-old divorced woman who lives with my father. Some years ago, when my marriage fell apart, and Mom was diagnosed with dementia, I moved back home to help my...
(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Alex Wong/Getty Images) By David A. Love, theGrio When conservative Republicans speak out against white nationalism and white supremacy in their own party, you know we’re all in trouble. And it’s all hands on deck. Are we witnessing...
GIF Illustration by Sam Woolley/GMGYesha Callahan, The Root’s deputy managing editor, is a tyrant.I think my troubles really began in earnest last April when the greatest of all time, Prince Rogers Nelson, departed this earthly plane and the office...
Here's a sample of stuff going on this weekend in Memphis! https://youtu.be/yzZhhpQX12s October 20 - 21 - What happens when a mother holds on to her son too long? That’s the setup for “Momma’s Boy,” a play opening at The Orpheum...
About a fifth of students are meeting expectations in math and English in grades 3 to 8 in Shelby County Schools, according to state data released Thursday. That’s the lowest of the state’s four urban districts, though not far behind...
(Photo: Joe Maher/Getty Images and Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)Lupita Nyong’o is the latest woman to speak out against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women in Hollywood. In an essay for the New...
(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...
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...
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,...