Monday, July 13, 2020

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Myah Anderson models what Hamilton is going for

“I had the highest grade-point-average in the 10th grade,” said Myah Anderson, Hamilton High School’s 2020 valedictorian. “I knew I had to just maintain my grades to stay in the top spot.” Soft-spoken and just a little shy, Anderson is described by Principal James Bacchus...

Hearing-impaired student goes the extra mile to graduate

As a 2020 high school graduate, Allen Anthony Henderson can attest to the need to face challenges, embrace a reasoned path forward and to get moving right through the finish line. And, he knew that long before COVID-19 became known as a pandemic-wide public...

Rising COVID-19 case numbers shout it’s time to step up!

“What time is it?” was the question implied and directly answered on Tuesday as Shelby County’s Health Department director outlined the most immediate path forward for dealing with the rising tide of COVID-19 cases in Memphis and Shelby County. “We have an opportunity at this...

TSD FLASH! — No Freedom Award in 2020; Slave Haven sets reopening; election lawsuit; music video vibe: Usher’s “I Cry”

Pencil in the 29th Freedom Award to a growing list of 2020 cancellations forced by public safety concerns associated with COVID-19. Officials with The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) announced Friday the cancellation of this year’s planned version of the museum’s flagship fundraising event, with...

Black Caucus teams with state to hold Juneteenth weekend COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing will be available at six Memphis sites on Saturday (June 20) in conjunction with the Juneteenth weekend and sponsored by the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators (TBCSL), the state Department of Health's Office of Minority Health and Disparities Elimination. “Martin Luther King...

TSD Flash! — COVID-19 forces The Classic’s cancellation

The 31st Southern Heritage Classic (SHC) has been canceled -- a casualty of COVID-19. “I know this is a great disappointment to many who consider the SHC one of the major highlights of the year," said Fred Jones Jr., founder of the Southern Heritage Classic. "The...

TSD FLASH! — News, views & music

Habari gani (What is the news?) Memphis! MICAH's next move will have the group Downtown on the plaza Tuesday (June 16) at 8:46 a.m., and if you've been keeping up you know the significance of that time. A bill in the mix on the Hill...

TSD FLASH! – News, views & music

The weekend brought days 18-20 of protests and demands in Greater Memphis. On Saturday, those taking to the streets included a group rallied by a trio of local pastors. The Memphis Justice & Equality Prayer Walk was organized by Bishop Linwood Dillard, pastor of Citadel...

TSD FLASH! – News, views and music

Habari gani (what's the news) Memphis? The weekend is here and come Monday, Phase III of the Back to Business plan for Shelby County will go into effect. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, Memphis native and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. President Dr. Glenda Glover, president...

TSD FLASH! — News, views and music

Habari gani (What is the news?) Memphis! Mesha Camp, the newest edition to The New Tri-State Defender’s reporting corps, weighs in on local police-community relations, concluding in an analysis that Memphis needs a new relationship model to advance. Conversations about police reform are warranted but should...