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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...
(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...
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: 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...
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,...
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...
There is no point in debating whether or not President Donald Trump is a “real Christian.” At this point it really doesn’t matter. He is America’s religious darling and is the single most important political figure in mainstream Christian...
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...
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)The Movement for Black Lives, a massive group including the Black Lives Matter movement, has launched a new project aimed at providing ‘electoral justice’ for Black people.Organizers announced the Electoral Justice Project on Monday, a two-step...