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Study: Poor, low-income voters cast over one-third of 2020 Presidential Election ballots

Poor and low-income people accounted for more than a third of all voters overall in the 2020 presidential election, and their turnout was especially strong in tight battleground states, according to a recently released study by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for...

Prince’s genius, foresight revealed again in ‘Welcome 2 America’

by Stacy M. Brown --  It is rare when a posthumous CD receives the rave reviews as Prince’s “Welcome 2 America.” It is even rarer when the previously unreleased music was hidden in plain sight for more than a decade. Yes, Prince played many of the same...

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...