Sunday, February 28, 2021

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TSD ‘LET’S GO HERE PODCAST’: SCS unveils back-to-class roadmap

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OPINION: Free press, local government oversight of quasi-agencies and nonprofits – or the lack thereof

Curtis Weathers recently wrote a compelling piece on the educational opportunities provided by the tragic events at our nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6.  While sad, the event offers robust national civic exploratory inquiry into the U.S. Constitution, impeachment process, First Amendment and social media.  The only...

Grizzlies open 2-game set with loss as James leads Lakers

“We were doing a lot of jostling with Memphis,” LeBron James said after the Lakers turned backed the Grizzlies 108-94 at FedExForum on Sunday. “At the start of the fourth, I wanted to try and implement myself and my scoring a little bit more. Get...

‘Our Faithful Comeback’ helping small, faith-based groups amid pandemic

Dubbed “Our Faithful Comeback,” a new grant initiative zeroes in on small, faith-based organizations, whose community outreach efforts have been made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eddie Jones, and Shelby County Commissioner Reginald...

Curtis Givens’ view of the controversy swirling around the All Black Affair

Curtis Givens – the host of the annual “All Black Affair” – said what many are labeling a COVID-19 super-spreader event was a well-thought-out gathering committed to following local safety protocols. In an interview with The New Tri-State Defender, Givens said the Saturday night event...

Ricky Wilkins working to bring the Black PAC into view

With self-evident passion, attorney Ricky E. Wilkins is opening the door to discussion of a Black political action committee – Black Pac – to harness the political power of the African-American community and free candidates from what he calls the grip of white-owned businesses. He...

Black men and the need to be politically engaged

Tequila Johnson and the Equity Alliance is “all about using our voting power in the fight for social and economic justice for people of color.” That anchoring premise was the baseline for a discussion last Saturday at Rizzo’s at 492 South Main St. Specifically, said...

TSD FLASH: Health Dept. directives; face mask updates; retro music video, more!

The Shelby County Health Department has issued a new health directive which includes amendments to provide a uniform reporting requirement in the event of COVID cases in schools. The requirement applies to all schools. In an effort to expand the information about any potential spread in...

Marquita Bradshaw’s ‘active listening’ campaign for the U.S. Senate

Taking a break Wednesday morning from her role as a home-care worker, Marquita Bradshaw, the Democratic Party nominee for the open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee, created time to talk with The New Tri-State Defender about her stunning win in the Aug. 6 Tennessee...

Flowing celebration set for community-focused Dr. Champion

A “Live Like A Champion” Drive-By Celebration has been set to observe the 90th birthday of Memphis pharmacist and master compounder Dr. Charles A. Champion. Hosted by his family, the commemoration will be Aug. 22 at Champion's Pharmacy and Herb Store, 2369 Elvis Presley Blvd.,...