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by Aisling Maki Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Memphis Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services has launched a new initiative called “The Right Response” to streamline responses to emergencies based on callers’ individual needs. While most emergencies require ambulances or paramedics,...
Earlier this year, the Rev. Jesse Jackson vowed to lead a march in Memphis if the city didn’t sufficiently close the gap in how it awards contracts to African American vendors and businesses. Well, the city has closed the gap...
by Lee R. Watkins Special to The New Tri-State Defender “I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else” put The Masqueraders on the map in 1968 but the soul and gospel music group struggled to find consistency after producing that hit record. Fast...
by Montee Lopez Special to The New Tri-State Defender Under the banner of #TakeEmDown901, 30-plus local activists walked inside Memphis City Hall on Wednesday to deliver a message to Mayor Jim Strickland – take the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and...
(Screen capture)While interviewing a white supremacist after the Charlottesville rally that ended in the death of Heather Heyer, Afro-Latina journalist Ilia Calderon was threatened by a local KKK leader Chris Barker. He threatened her with racial slurs as well...
(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for American Express)Basketball star Charles Barkley said that fighting to get Confederate statues removed is “wasted energy.”“I’m not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-Nazi who’s gonna hate me no matter what,”...
(Twitter) The Nebraska Cornhuskers might currently be unranked in the ESPN preseason poll but the team still scored big when their head coach surprised them with Kendrick Lamar tickets. The team posted a video to their official Twitter account showing head...
‘Welcome to college white boys and girls!’: Racist flyers found at Arizona State University by thegrio | August 20, 2017 at 11:29 AM When students arrived for the first day of classes at Arizona State University they were greeted by an unwelcome...
By Stacy M Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Legendary civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died on Saturday. He was 84. Friends, family and celebrities took to social media to honor the icon and innovator of the Black community. “It is with enormous...
Kanye West and Jay Z onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Jay-Z sat down with Rap Radar hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller to discuss his beef...