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Next on TSDRadio: Author Sheila Whalum, SCS Interim Supt. Joris Ray

  This Sunday (Feb. 3) on "Where Do We Go From Here?" the focus is on books and relationships as TSDRadio welcomes multi-book author Sheila Whalum, who has just released her first novel, "Don't Walk Away." And, from a wide-ranging conversation with Interim Shelby County Schools...

At SCS, Joris Ray is in charge – for now

Interim Shelby County Schools Supt. Joris Ray
Returning to his office after visiting Brewster Elementary School, where reality was being stretched to account for unexpected death of a 37-year-old teacher, Interim Shelby County Schools Supt. Joris Ray had several people waiting for him, including the associate publisher/executive editor of The New...

TSDRadio: Rebecca M. Hutchinson — active in 38126

Rebecca Matlock Hutchinson's roots run deep in ZIP code 38126. The executive director of the SCORE Community Development Corporation is determined to do all that she can to help those who live, go to school and work in the poorest ZIP code in Memphis --...

COMING SUNDAY: Mary Wilson on TSDRadio on WLOK

"Where Do We Go From Here?" airs Sundays from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on TSDRadio on WLOK. Host: Karanja A. Ajanaku, associate publisher / executive editor of The New Tri-State Defender.

TSDRadio debuts on WLOK; Tune in Sunday for ‘Maximizing Manhood’

PODCAST GALLERY: "Where Do We Go From Here?" Inaugural Show: A conversation with Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer "...Activist is a dirty word to a lot of people and it shouldn't be. ... I use that privilege and the power I have inside of me ......

LENS & LINES: BTW Class of ’66 celebrates the holiday Dutch-treat style

Two years before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, the senior class at Booker T. Washington High School was going through the paces of their final high school year. Last Sunday (Dec. 30), about 40 of...

MPD’s Citizens Police Academy graduation warrants a look back

Several weeks ago, I attended the Memphis Police Department’s 26th Citizens Police Academy Graduation at Grace Life Pentecostal Church at 4820 S. Germantown Rd. In a deadline crunch, I settled upon putting a trio of photographs with captions on Page 6 of the newspaper. It...

Finally – Arrests made for killing 2-year-old Laylah Washington

A Crime Stoppers tip on the one-year anniversary of the death of two-year-old Laylah Washington – and the dogged pursuit of Memphis Police Department investigators – is why a second Christmas will not pass without suspects under arrest. Tylan McCray, 21, and Brandon McCray, 19,...