Saturday, July 2, 2022

Community

High school students in Shelby County are encouraged to enter original poetry and spoken word pieces inspired by Tom Lee’s heroism, courage, kindness, selflessness and generosity. The deadline to submit original work is March 31. Lee was an African-American river worker...
“Orange Mound: A Black Lecture Critical Race Theory” is a historical documentary telling the stories of trailblazers and pioneers who have become a part of the community’s legend. “Orange Mound has five Super Bowl rings, one Oscar, three Olympic gold...
The granting of a motion for a new trial on her voting fraud conviction turned last Friday (Feb. 25) into a good day for Memphis activist Pamela Moses.  Moses' legal quagmire drew national attention after Memphis Criminal Court Judge W....
If it seems like you’re reading about a child getting shot almost every week, there’s a reason for it – it’s because a child is getting shot.  Almost every week.  Last week, The New Tri-State Defender brought you the story of...
It’s been more than three months since Memphis rap icon Young Dolph was gunned down. Jermia “Mia Jaye” Jerdine, his life partner, is still saddened that no one will ever learn what “Old Dolph” might have become. In 2020, Mia...
A dedication service honoring the late Rev. Dr. James O. Pope Sr., former pastor and founder of True Life Missionary Baptist Church, recently was held at the church in advance of a street-naming ceremony. The speaker for the occasion was...
“How in the world did this happen?” Add 1,000-plus dead rats to the need for an answer and you’ve locked in on the outrage directed toward Family Dollar by local leaders and officials about unsanitary conditions at the company’s West...
There are certain words you never want to hear from a child’s mouth – let alone a child in your family.  “Auntie, they shot me,” Legend Johnson told an aunt after gunfire sprayed the South Memphis home where he and...
If you looked closely enough, the story of Memphis’ African American firefighters was already inside the walls of the Fire Museum of Memphis – an item here, an item there, but the artifacts were there.  Museum curator Bill Adelman didn’t...