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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.,...

‘We did it’ declares Bradshaw – the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate

“You did it girl,” a supporter said to Marquita Bradshaw, who was giving a video reflection about her stunning capture Thursday of the Democratic Party nomination for a U.S. Senate seat representing Tennessee. “No,” said Bradshaw. “We did it. This was not Marquita by herself....

Journeying to the polls during the pandemic

Greeted by a masked woman, I obeyed her instruction to use the hand sanitizer, knowing that such now was standard procedure to cast a ballot in person in the midst of this disturbingly ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. I'd given some thought to voting early, eventually deciding...

Dr. Glover: TSU methodically moving toward fall semester

A month out from the projected Aug. 17 start of Tennessee State University’s 2020 fall semester, Dr. Glenda Glover was asked if she would open the state’s only public HBCU that day given the COVID-19 status of Metro Nashville-Davidson County. Her answer – yes – ...

Gov. Lee: abortion ban, removing Confederate figures and COVID-19

Talking with members of the Tennessee Press Association, Gov. Bill Lee this week detailed where he stands on the six-week abortion ban law, removing Confederate monuments from the state Capitol and his assessment of the state’s status regarding multiple elements associated with fighting the...

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...
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