Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Lee Eric Smith

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MEET YOUR LOCAL FARMER: Mike Minnis of Landmark Farms

You know how, when you get a new car, all of a sudden you start noticing that make and model almost everywhere you look?  Urban farming is kind of like that – once you take an interest in it, you notice there are gardeners tending...

Game Recognize Game

Call it my then-allegiance to Michael Jordan as the GOAT. Or, maybe I was just tired of sports media trying to anoint the next Jordan. Whatever you want to call it, when I first heard of some Ohio hoops prodigy named Lebron James back in...

Local activist Keedran Franklin on Capitol Hill for congressional briefing on federal spying on black activists

https://www.facebook.com/MediaJustice/videos/2747747571970138/ Local community organizer and activist Keedran Franklin participated in a briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC Thursday morning (March 5), telling lawmakers his story of landing on the wrong watchlist and how ongoing surveillance has impacted his life. Franklin was one of five presenters...

EXIT POLL: Voters cast their ballots, weigh in on Super Tuesday

It would be a stretch to call what follows a true “exit poll” – if it were, it would have a much broader sample size and a much more scientific approach. Still, The New Tri-State Defender wanted to hear what some voters were thinking as...

Grizzlies snap losing streak with convincing 105-88 win over LeBron James, Lakers

As the Grizzlies tipped off the first of two games this past weekend, fans could reasonably expect the young cubs to split the back-to-back. After all, on Friday it was the surging but still sub-.500 Sacramento Kings in your first game at FedExForum since the...

LENS & LINES: Grizzlies’ Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke shine in Rising Stars win

The opening score of Friday's Rising Stars game was something Grizzlies fans have gotten used to this season: Grizz phenom Ja Morant tossing a lob up by the rim to be thundered down by Jaren Jackson Jr. Team USA 2, Team World zip. Out of concern...

GRITGRINDGRIZZ: After big trade, the Grizzlies are just kicking it

Kickball. Before last week’s massive Andre Iguodala trade, here I was, writing about how the Grizzlies should NOT make trades, for fear of disrupting team chemistry. It’s not just the guys you lose – respected vets Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill – it’s the new...

TSDtv: Meet the new Grizzlies: Justise Winslow, Gorgui Dieng and Jordan Bell meet with media

We media types waited more or less patiently for the Grizzlies practice to end so we could get a chance to talk to the newest members of the team. We heard all kinds of racket from insde the gym – sounded like the guys...

GRITGRINDGRIZZ: Dillon Brooks “REALLY MEMPHIS” is almost certainly coming to a playoff growl towel

Darn these young Grizz cubs. They just won’t stop coming up with reasons for Memphis to love them. It’s not enough that Ja Morant’s freakishly great rookie season actually has made the playoffs a realistic hope. Or that rookie head coach Taylor Jenkins – recently anointed...

GRITGRINDGRIZZ: As dust settles on NBA trades, Grizzlies front office dazzles with savvy moves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb_mVV1HfmU Dear Grizz fans, quite a bit has happened. You could be forgiven for not being about to keep up. Here's my best shot. The deal that will send Andre Iguodala to the Miami Heat will also send out fan-favorite veterans Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill....