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Five articles of impeachment against Trump introduced by House Democrats

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WASHINGTON — Tennessee’s Ninth District Rep. Steve Cohen was among a half-dozen Democrats on Wednesday who introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice and other offenses, in a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led...

Nashville caught in battle between growth, preservation

by Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press NASHVILLE — Archaeologists are rolling high-powered radar gear through the thick outfield weeds and empty parking lots of an abandoned Nashville baseball stadium, looking for hints of unmarked graves of slaves and free black men who died building the war-battered...

Police nationwide work on tactics for far-right rallies

By ERIK SCHELZIG and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Snipers perched on rooftops. Police helicopters and drones hovered overhead. Officers in riot gear lined the streets. White nationalists and counterprotesters screamed at each other from fenced-off pens, but the tactics employed by law...

Mississippi Civil Rights Project provides history online

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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A newly revamped website focuses on efforts to change a Southern state that has grappled with a long history of racial injustice. The Mississippi Civil Rights Project is sponsored by the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at...

White Supremacists Have Scheduled a Sequel to Charlottesville, Va., for Saturday in Tennessee

Gobs of half-literate, thick-tongued troglodytes will convene in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Saturday to fight for the rights of the great, marginalized white race. What: The residents of Shelbyville are bracing themselves for another Racistpalooza held by two groups—including one of the most prominent...

Remembering Bernal: Dozens share moments and memories of Bernal E. Smith II

When we at TSDMemphis.com asked our readers to share their thoughts and condolences about our late publisher, Bernal E. Smith II, we expected dozens of responses; that was no surprise. Nor was it surprising to see the range of respondents -- young and old;...

Former lawmaker announces bid for Tennessee US Senate seat

NASHVILLE —  A former congressman from Tennessee is joining the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. Former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, a gospel-singing farmer from the rural western Tennessee community of Frog Jump, announced his bid in a statement to media...

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...

Memphis teachers union calls on Tennessee to invalidate TNReady over scoring errors

The incorrect scoring of state tests for more than a thousand Memphis students was the last straw for one of the city’s two major teacher unions. The United Education Association of Shelby County called on Tennessee Monday to invalidate test scores statewide in light of...

COMMENTARY: Repeal instant runoff voting? No!

by Johnnie Turner and Steve Mulroy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender In November 1974, the voters of Ann Arbor, Mich. approved the use of an innovative election method called Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). Five months later, IRV allowed the election of the first-ever African-American mayor, Albert...