Monday, August 8, 2022

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First, the obvious: mothers deserve so much more than the celebration of one day. This year, that “official” day of observance is Sunday, May 8. The May 5-11 edition of The New Tri-State Defender shares sketches of mothers in their...
Tuesday morning, just before 9 a.m. when the phone lines are open, WDIA Program Director Bobby O’Jay fell unconscious during his show. He suffered a fatal massive heart attack. Only minutes after midnight, early Wednesday morning, O’Jay’s colleague, author, and...
Social media was flooded with tributes and condolences Tuesday (May 3) as Mid-South fans, faithful friends and listeners learned that Tennessee Radio Hall of Famer, popular DJ and WDIA Program Director Bobby O’Jay died at work early Tuesday morning. Colleague...
With the Memphis People’s Agenda as the backdrop, candidates vying for several races in the May 3 County Primary took their campaigns to the 2022 Memphis People’s Convention this past Saturday. Powered by #UPTheVote 901 in association with organizing partners...
When Tyler Lewellen returned to school on March 25, nothing was quite the same. He had gained instant rock-star status at Overton High School after fellow classmates learned that the accomplished classical pianist was a Memphis Branch NAACP  ACT-SO...
Black Lives Matter activist Pamela Moses will not stand trial a second time on the charge that she illegally registered to vote, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced Friday. In a press release, Weirich said all charges related to...
Visitors from the Republic of Malawi were treated to Memphis-style hospitality during the Wednesday (April 20) business luncheon that signaled the opening of the 2022 Africa in April (AIA) Cultural Awareness Festival. Malawi is the honored country for this year’s...
Twin needs – getting registered voters to cast early ballots and pushing back on a perceived act of voter suppression – transformed the Downtown area around the Shelby County Election Commission into an activism zone Thursday afternoon. Summoned by the...
Law enforcement, criminal justice and religious leaders Tuesday (April 12) announced the launching of a program to help solve crimes and to protect witnesses who help convict criminals. 901WRAP, said to be the first of its kind in the state,...
Black Men Crowned (BMC), a nonprofit organization created by Memphis native Justin Hart, is set to present its first event -- “Speak Up with NLE Choppa” -- on Saturday (April 9). The youth town hall event featuring the Memphis rap...