Jerome Wright

19 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

From Swingler to Ajanaku, The TSD mission continues

“To uphold the principle of equality of opportunity in employment, education, politics, and all fields of human endeavor.” – L.O. Swingler, the Tri-State Defender’s founding editor It was a mission statement that reflected the hopes and aspirations of African Americans struggling to grow and develop...

With good reason, CrimeStoppers takes steps to generate more tips

A representative of a small family foundation said the family wanted to do something to aid in the speedy arrest of the suspects who killed Ava Christopher in a horrific T-bone collision in Midtown about 12:30 a.m. July 25. David Wayne Brown, CrimeStoppers of Memphis...

Lasell University’s 10th president – Eric Turner – has deep Memphis roots

For years, former Memphian Eric Turner excelled in the world of finance, following a career choice that made his father, Jesse H. Turner Sr., and older brother, Jesse H. Turner Jr., household names among a host of Memphians. Now, Eric Turner finds himself on another...

Candidates for mayor don’t have to live in Memphis, according to new legal opinion

Candidates for Memphis mayor and City Council do not have to be Memphis residents when they run for office but must be residents when they take office, according to a legal opinion. Unless successfully challenged in Chancery Court, the opinion by attorney Allan Wade apparently...

Again with term limits, City Council tells voters

Memphis voters in August will get a second chance to extend the number of terms the mayor and City Council members can remain in office.  The council, on third and final reading Tuesday (May 24), approved an ordinance that, if approved by voters on Aug....

Living through COVID-19, Part XIX

The COVID-19 virus and its variants continue to dominate international, national and local news as a top news story some 20 months after the pandemic began to severely impact how people went about their daily lives. Locally, The New Tri-State Defender (TSD) has chronicled since April 2020...

Living through COVID-19 – Part XVIII

It has been nearly 14 months since the COVID-19 pandemic severely altered how much of the world’s population, including those in Memphis and Shelby County, shopped, congregated, worshipped, learned, worked, traveled and celebrated special occasions. Locally, The New Tri-State Defender (TSD) has chronicled since April...

Grant notes nonprofit’s supporting role during pandemic

I Am My Sister’s Keeper, which helps single working mothers increase their earning potential, has received a $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. Margaret Cowan, the nonprofit’s founding keeper, said the money is for operational expenses that will help the organization increase its...

Living through COVID-19 – Part XVI

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches a full year of negatively impacting the lives of people here and around the world, disrupting businesses and most people’s daily activities, three Memphians The New Tri-State Defender has followed since April continue to make personal and career adjustments...

Living through COVID-19, Part XV

As the city, county and state governments mandated a host of restrictions last spring aimed at curving the spread of the COVID-19 virus, The New Tri-State Defender introduced readers to three Memphians navigating their way through the virus’ impact professionally and personally. The TSD has...