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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The fight is never over, not even after you lose

by Linda S. Wallace -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fighter who loved to think and a thinker who loved to fight – a rare, yet powerful combination. “Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that leads others to join...

Catching up with Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr.

by Louis Goggans --  Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr. is among a diverse group of officials in full support of Gov. Bill Lee’s decision setting up a task force to address the need for a plan to enhance law enforcement policies and improve the...

Council to seek MLGW meeting about utility shut-offs amid pandemic

by Jim Coleman -- Memphis City Council members want to meet jointly with Memphis Light Gas and Water officials to see what can be done about utility cutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The potential meeting was discussed the council meeting Tuesday (Sept. 15). In other business Tuesday,...

Bridging the police-community gap — Q&A with Sgt. Essica Cage, the MPA’s new president

by Louis Goggans --  A product of South Memphis and a veteran of the Memphis Police Department (MPD), Sgt. Essica Cage remains committed to ensuring law enforcement and the community develop a stronger relationship – one that makes the city a better place for all. It’s...

Civil rights icon Benjamin Chavis to host weekly Black talk show on PBS

by Hazel Trice Edney -- (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin Chavis, former NAACP executive director and current president/CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), will become host of a weekly Black-oriented public affairs talk show on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) in October. As...

As many businesses face uncertainty, relief may be available

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges and financial hardship for small business owners across the State of Tennessee. Confronted with the reality of declining or inconsistent sales and an uncertain economic outlook, many are forced to make difficult life and business decisions at...

Farewell and transition at Greater Lakeview MBC

by Shirley Jackson -- After 45 years of service, dedication and leadership at Greater Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church (GLMBC) at 191 E Holmes Rd., Pastor Joe E. Hayes has shifted into retirement, making room for a new church shepherd. In August, the members of GLMBC...

Alice Marie Johnson focused on the ‘forgotten’ after presidential pardon

Former Memphis resident Alice Marie Johnson said she was “overwhelmed” by President Donald Trump granting her a full pardon. “It was a great burden lifted off my shoulders,” said Johnson during an interview via email with The New Tri-State Defender about the pardon granted on...

India goes wild for Kamala’s family roots

By Anindita Ghosh -- Zinger News Residents in Sen. Kamala Harris’ ancestral village haven’t seen her in years, but they are praying for her victory by sacrificing coconuts in Hindu temples. Others are pasting up posters or cheering the vice-presidential hopeful on social media. In Tamil Naidu,...

Local push on to make Memphis area count in the Census

by Jennifer L. Sharp -- With a Sept. 30 deadline looming, local officials are making an all-out push to get as many households as possible to complete 2020 Census forms. The City of Memphis has jumped into the effort big time to make sure communities of...
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