Friday, December 2, 2022

Bernal E Smith II (1972-2017)

Coverage related to the passing of TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II.
Visitation and Funeral at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood — 620 Parkrose Rd.
Thursday, 10/26: Visitation — 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, 10/27: Funeral — Noon

Entombment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, 1661 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38106.

Late 2010, Tammy Coleman received a devastating phone call from a close friend that forever changed her life. “She told me she had two years to live,” said Coleman. “When she told me it was from breast cancer, I literally...
Our friends at JustMyMemphis.com recently posted a six-minute video clip featuring the late Bernal E. Smith II, former publisher of the NewTri-State Defender, who died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon. They shared it with us, and we share it with you....  
Knowing he would be out of town for the home going of TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II, former Memphis Mayor Dr. Willie W. Herenton recorded remarks intended to be shown at Smith funeral. Herenton was a longtime mentor...
By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association lost one of its own this week with the death of Bernal E. Smith II, publisher of The New Tri-State Defender and a well-respected member of the NNPA. Mr....
  As shock gives way to sorrow in the sudden and unexpected death of Bernal E. Smith II, we wanted to create this opportunity for a city to post memories and condolences. Please post your remarks below. Comments may be...
The 100 Black Men of Memphis chapter this week got a $20,000 boost from the Shelby County Board of Commissioners in the group’s effort to raise funds for the scholarship named in honor of Bernal E. Smith II, the...
To the second best man watching me from overhead (after God): It’s been 130 days since you transitioned from work to reward. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t the toughest four and a half months of my life. I’ve...
As part of his vision for what the TSD could be, Bernal E. Smith II wanted to expand coverage of Memphis and its African American community beyond the printed page. He wanted to make the TSD a vibrant multimedia...
“You have to take responsibility for you, for creating the path to the future you desire. No one can do that for you. The choices you make, determine your fate.” – Bernal Elery Smith II October 22 will mark one...
The Best in Black Awards are TONIGHT! Who will win? Check out this listing of the BIBA Finalists, and be sure to get your tickets for the Best In Black Awards here! And be sure to be at Clayborn Temple...