Saturday, July 2, 2022

Black History Facts

Mark Neal has been the principal of Melrose High School in Orange Mound for four years. On Tuesday, he and several dozen students were combing an area of downtown in search of history. It was all around them. Melrose partners with...
The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, a fierce Civil Rights advocate and strategist over many generations, died on Tuesday at his home in Chester, Va. He was 88 years old. His death was announced by the Rev. Al Sharpton of...
by Pam Johnson, (Originally published at FedEx.com/blog/mlk50) Millions have seen the image. Moments after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, photographer Joseph Louw captured the moment when those with Dr. King on the balcony...
by Howard Robertson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender At this age and stage of life, I don’t have very many bills.  It’s a great place to be.  While the young folks reading this may not clearly see their way...
This isn't a bad way to wrap up African American History month. CBS This Morning aired a feature this morning that focused on the African tradition of storytelling, interviewing writers, actors and even U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. It's...
Okay, so there's cute. Then there's "Awww . . ." And then there's this. Because obviously, it's cute when a child gets up to speak at an adult program. It's "Awww..." when said child bashfully says he's going to recite...
More than 200 Baltimore residents, gathered on Saturday, March 10 to dedicate a section of a park to Harriet Tubman on the 105th anniversary of her death. The site in Wyman Park Dell, formerly home to a memorial to...
I'm late. I distinctly remember about two weeks ago, reminiscing about the Obama Presidency, which of course was preceded by the Obama Candidacy -- before he became POTUS, when he was perhaps at the height of his inspirational prowess, before...
Marta W. Aldrich, Caroline Bauman and Laura Faith Kebede, Chalkbeat Tennessee Memphis has a special, painful relationship with the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was here, on April 4, 1968, that the iconic civil rights leader was...
Saturday, April 7, will be a day of remembrance for hundreds of Memphians as they commemorate the 1968 Ministers March from St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral to City Hall downtown. The occasion is an official MLK50-sanctioned event, organized by Voices For...