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Karanja A. Ajanaku

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DOJ will continue to monitor Juvenile Court, but not as widely

For those who feared the worse, the U.S. Department of Justice’s move to pull back from multiple parts of an agreement to oversee Shelby County Juvenile court is less of a blow than expected. Cardell Orrin, with the education advocacy group STAND for Children, said,...

MAN ABOUT MEMPHIS

The last thing Bernal E. Smith II said to his wife, Towanda, was "I gotchu!" It was a two-word slang response to her very playful reminder that he only had about a month left to get a new pair of shoes she dearly wanted for...

The 100 Black Men of Memphis establish Memorial Scholarship for one of its own

Bernal E. Smith II was inextricably interwoven with The 100 Black of Men of Memphis, which now has established a memorial fund in his honor. Smith, publisher of The New Tri-State Defender, died Sunday at age 45. He was president of the 100 from 2003-2011. The...

UPDATED: Services set for Friday for TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II

The home-going service for Bernal E. Smith II, publisher of The New Tri-State Defender and a committed servant leader, has been set for Friday. Mr. Smith died at his home Sunday afternoon. His wife, Towanda Smith, said doctors attributed his death to natural causes. He was 45. Mt....

BREAKING NEWS! TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II passes away

Bernal E. Smith II, publisher of The New Tri-State Defender, died at his home Sunday afternoon, a family spokesman said. Mr. Smith was with family when he was found. The family spokesman asked that the family's privacy be respected at this time. No further details were...

A conversation about Moral Mondays in Memphis

Late last year, the Rev. Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson got a call from an officer at the National Civil Rights Museum asking him to chair the museum’s National MLK50 Clergy Executive Committee. After an illustrious ministerial career – including a long run at Mississippi...

What’s next for the Mid-South Coliseum? And when?

Karanja A. Ajanaku – Let’s go forward and say that everything that you want to happen has happened. And now you’re getting ready to walk out on stage the day of the opening. What are you going to tell the people? Roy Barnes – I...

Race for county mayor to include state Sen. Lee Harris

Count State Sen. Lee Harris in when it comes to the race for mayor of Shelby County. The District 29 representative let his intentions be known with a written statement distributed Wednesday. “I am running because I believe we can make our community a place where...

It’s a matter of MATA’s future

Memphis is experiencing a “slow-moving self-reinforcing decline in transit, which could be called a vicious cycle of declining ridership and service.” That picture emerges from the Transit Vision Choices Report prepared by Jarrett Walker + Associates and released on the Memphis 3.0 web portal on...
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