Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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As Ghana turns 64, a next-level kinship with Memphis looms large

by Fred D. Thompson -- Special to The New Tri-State Defender Ghana – the West African country the Memphis in May International Festival has been trying to salute since 2020 – turned 64 on March 6, with a delayed holiday observed on Monday. The Memphis in May...

The slippery slope of legislating by phone – is Tennessee ready?

by Deborah Fisher -- During the pandemic, members of local and state governing bodies have been allowed to conduct meetings electronically per executive order by Gov. Bill Lee. They have not had to hold physical meetings in a physical place. They can hold meetings on Zoom...

Memphis’ ‘Cooking Nurse’ taking her culinary skills to the Food Network

Brianna Smith-Herman -- Memphis Chef Krissie Scott – known to most as “The Cooking Nurse” – will be introduced to a panel of three judges as a contestant on “Chopped,” the Food Network’s hit reality TV series, on Tuesday. A professionally-trained chef with 30-plus years of...

CodeCrew students riding waves of achievement

by Najee El-Amin -- CodeCrew-Memphis, a nonprofit technology mentorship organization, is making waves within the youth tech world. Three of the organization’s brightest students are being recognized on a nationwide level. Johnathan Sherrill and Jayda Murray have been accepted into the TED-ED Students talks and Raising Good...

Grizzlies in All-Star Game rest mode after falling one point short against Milwaukee

by Najee El-Amin -- Memphis’ scrappy Grizzlies have reached NBA All-Star Game Weekend. And – after a 112-111 dogfight-loss to the Milwaukee Bucks – they now are resting in advance of playing more games than any other team in the second portion of the season. When...

Council makes $1 million-move to aid vaccine distribution

by James Coleman -- The Memphis City Council’s 12-0 approval of $1 million in emergency relief funds to pay for vaccine distribution efforts reflected hopes of boosting COVID-19 vaccination numbers as well as reaching an Aug. 1 goal of 700,000 shots in the arm. Only seven...

With students, teachers and staff back, is ‘normalcy’ near?

by Curtis Weathers --  School buildings are open, teachers are back in their classrooms and students are returning to some form of in-person learning with their teachers. Normalcy is just around the corner – or is it? The truth is, we still have a long way...

Boil-water advisory lifted!

Now that MLGW has lifted the boil-water advisory, what should area residents do? Here is what MGLW presented as a way forward after Thursday's announcement.  

Memphis moving on from ‘ugly’ win over Tulane

by Terry Davis -- When the Memphis Tigers take on the Bearcats in Cincinnati on Sunday they will do so knowing their head coach does not like ugly, as in 26 turnovers, even when the outcome is a win. Just such a showing Wednesday at...

Saluting Atlanta’s first female African-American officer – now a Memphian

by Najee El-Amin -- As African-American History month winds down, a living embodiment of that history received recognition she deserved in Atlanta on Tuesday (Feb. 23).  The Atlanta Police Department honored its first African-American woman officer, Linnie Hallmon Booker, with a virtual luncheon, where she was...