Saturday, July 31, 2021

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NNPA re-elects executive committee of five Black women publishers

by Stacy M. Brown -- The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) -- of which The New Tri-State Defender is a member -- completed its historic virtual convention by unanimously re-electing its all-Black women executive board. Houston Forward Times Publisher Karen Carter Richards earned a second term...

Jacquees earns stripes with R&B legends while claiming his kingly throne

By N. Ali Early -- The debate over “the best” or “the greatest” entertainer will almost certainly rage on as long as there is music to be heard and speakers to play it through. Decatur, Georgia-bred vocalist Jacquees consciously put his name in the hat...

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Traveling Black’ captures experiences of Blacks during their journeys in the U.S.

by Dr. Glenn C. Altschuler -- “Personal liberty consists in the power of locomotion, of changing situation, or removing one’s person to whatever places one’s inclination may direct, without restraint,” Supreme Court Justice John Marshal Harlan declared in 1883. “But of what value is this right...

St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend celebrates 20 years running

St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend presented by Juice Plus+® marks 20 years running this December and there is already reason to start celebrating early: The beloved Memphis event is racing toward the $100 million lifetime fundraising milestone. General registration opened June 1, and based on the...

BOOK REVIEW: Great Britain’s First Black Studies Professor Wants to Unite the Diaspora

by Stacy M. Brown -- Kehinde Andrews grew up as a child of the British Black Power movement. A professor of Black Studies in the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University in Great Britain, Andrews, said both parents were heavily involved in the 1970s movement. “Both my...

Will we ever learn to live with germs again?

by Stacy M. Brown -- Travel has increased exponentially, and people increasingly are displaying more confidence that the worst of the pandemic is over. Like many, Alice Anderson had concerns about germs before COVID, and she believes there remain reasons all should still be cautious. The parent...

White House’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force could help someone you know

by Najee El-Amin --  White House top health officials and representatives of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) gathered May 5 for a virtual panel to discuss the current effects of the pandemic on the Black community. Topics included health equity in American-American communities and how...

Prince’s legendary bassist remembers the icon five years after his death

by Stacy M. Brown -- About one year before Prince’s death, the Purple Rain icon called his favorite bassist, BrownMark, and flew him out to his famous Minneapolis area home called Paisley Park. “He was riding his bicycle, and when I got out of the...

‘Blue Wall’ dented; Minneapolis jury verdict shows a Black life mattered

by Stacy M. Brown -- Black Lives Matter. George Floyd’s life mattered. A mixed-race jury in Minneapolis returned a guilty verdict against former police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20, potentially sending the ex-cop to prison for the rest of his life. The panel, which included...

OP-ED: COVID-19 Testing and Black America

by Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. -- The COVID-19 pandemic across America and throughout the world is still a serious danger to public health for all communities, but especially for African American and other people of color communities. African Americans are still disproportionately negatively impacted...