Sunday, January 24, 2021

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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...

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Memorializing George Floyd in Memphis (Photos: Gary S. Whitlow/GSW Enterprises) The setting on Monday (June 8) was outside the Vasco Smith County Administration Building as a local memorial service was held for the late George Floyd, whose death by the hands -- literally a knee sustained...

TSD Flash! – Voices; curfew lifted; absentee voting moves; a local George Floyd scholarship; today’s music video vibe: ‘Don’t Shoot’ by Jordan Occasionally

Mayor Jim Strickland has ended the curfew, which last was extended to be in effect from 11 p.m. on June 7, 2020 to 5 a.m. on June 8, 2020 Strickland first ordered a 10 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew on June 1 in response, he said, to...

TSD Flash! Protests, calls for action, today’s music video vibe: “Ship Ahoy”

A fourth day of protests in Memphis Nashville protesters set fires, topple controversial statue NASHVILLE (AP) — Protesters in Tennessee’s capital set fires inside and outside a courthouse Saturday night and toppled a statue of a former state lawmaker and newspaper publisher who espoused racist views. Nashville...

TSD FLASH! Free books for students; two key virtual meetings set; today’s music video vibe: ‘Utopia’ by Andre Ward

MLGW’s Power Supply Advisory Team to meet virtually MLGW’s Power Supply Advisory Team (PSAT) will meet virtually on Friday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The information needed to view the meeting will be posted to mlgw.com/powersupplyinfo later this week. The public will be able...

TSD FLASH! — COVID-19 numbers; African-American golf circuit feat; Beenie Man vs Bounty Killer; Memorial Day Music Video Vibe: Whitney Houston sings ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

  --- --- The testing positivity rate is the percentage of all tests conducted that are found to be positive. The chart below shows Shelby County’s testing positivity rates over time, as of May 22, 2020. (For more data, visit www.shelbytnhealth.com/coronavirus.)    A Memorial Day Weekend Sports Brief: Granville Brown Shoots...

TSD Flash! — National Guard and testing?; Memorial Day testing; latest COVID-19 numbers; TSD music video: Sade’s ‘Your Love Is King’

Gov. Lee offers National Guard to test at businesses by Kimberlee Kruesi and Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Lee on Friday promised business leaders that he would send the National Guard to help their companies with COVID-19 testing should they ask for it. Lee made the...

TSD Flash!

"Unemployment Nightmares"; specially-called Commission meeting; a COVID-19 numbers note; today's TSD Music Video Vibe: Malted Milk & Toni Green -- "Take Me To The River."   Democrats plan state-wide "Unemployment Nightmares" town hall today NASHVILLE — The Tennessee House Democratic Caucus is holding a statewide town hall...
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