MLK50: The View From 38126

Vision 2020 and the ‘adopt-a-community’ approach

The New Tri-State Defender’s yearlong MLK50 reporting project continues with this second installment of MLK50: The view from 38126. Zeroed in on the city’s...

Listen up, 38126 has a voice

by Ashlei Williams Memories that stick with Jo Ellen Bates bring to mind a bustling South Memphis so vastly different from how a slice of...

Fred Jones & Willie Gregory: ‘Brothers’ from 38126

Fred Jones and Willie Gregory have taken distinctly different paths to success. If they reversed course, their roads would lead them to within a...

The LeMoyne-Owen College and 38126

by Canisha Robertson I am a senior at The LeMoyne-Owen College. This semester I am doing a journalism internship with The New Tri-State Defender. This...

Herenton: ‘Was I going to be a boy or a man?’

Dr. Willie W. Herenton was the 28-year-old principal of Larose Elementary School – 38126 in South Memphis – when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....

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