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WATCH: Mayor Jim Strickland’s State of The City Address 2018

NOTE: This Facebook Live stream experienced some interruptions. To view Mayor Strickland remarks from the beginning, start with the first video. To watch the stream in real time, scroll toward the bottom of this post. And check back for more coverage on TSDMemphis.com and...

MLK50: ‘An Education Dream’

When Mendell Grinter moved to Memphis two and a half years ago one of his first visits was to the National Civil Rights Museum. As an advocate for education, specifically for students and families of color, he was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King...

Rev. Rosalyn R. Nichols: The church, women’s rights and the #MeToo movement — Where do we go from here?

by Rev. Rosalyn Regina Nichols, Special to The New Tri-State Defender As an African-American woman, I find myself pondering a question that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked 50-plus years ago: “Where do we go from here?” I do so in the shadow of the #MeToo...

Video: Corey Booker aims rage at DHS Secretary over Trump’s “s–thole” remarks

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At some point, dear reader, what's happening in our country right now isn't about Democrats or Republicans, "so-called liberals" and "so-called conservatives." It's about the very fabric of our nation. It's about what it means to be an American. That's why I was pumping my...

Brianna takes TSD to the NAACP Image Awards

The 49th NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast live from Pasadena, Calif. on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15) and I will be there to deliver multi-media coverage. Yes, I am excited! Join me at 7 p.m. on Monday on TSDtv Live (Facebook updates)...

Melrose students re-enact historic ‘I AM A Man’ march

Mark Neal has been the principal of Melrose High School in Orange Mound for four years. On Tuesday, he and several dozen students were combing an area of downtown in search of history. It was all around them. Melrose partners with Leadership Memphis and through that...

Top Best 10 moments from David Letterman’s Interview with Barack Obama

Former U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)David Letterman is back and channeling Rick Rubin with his new Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” Although Stephen Colbert is currently dominating late night ratings in Dave’s old spot at CBS, Letterman is jumping...

On to the White House, say ‘Black Farmers’

by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell Now is the time to strike – while the iron is hot, so to speak. A VIP invitation to leaders of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) make them hopeful that more than $1.2 billion will finally be paid out...

Trump’s Nashville visit has reps for black farmers hopeful

by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell Two local members of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association (BFAA) were front and center Monday to hear President Donald Trump address the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) Convention in Nashville. They are hopeful that this “is just the beginning.” VIP invitations...

Don Lemon reading Trump for profanity-laced filth is the only response needed to his vulgar immigration comments

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Don Lemon (Photo by Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images for Ketel One Vodka) Don Lemon did not mince words in response to Donald Trump’s crass commentary about immigrants from the African diaspora. After Trump referred to Haiti and African countries as...