Monday, July 4, 2022

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Whatever it’s called – M-Town, Bluff City, The River City, Big M, Home of the Blues, Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll – Memphis is well loved by those who know her best. This month’s launch of a new campaign calls...
“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...
On a two-fold mission, Clift Dates summoned several people of like minds to meet him at the offices of The New Tri-State Defender on Tuesday morning. “We are going to declare war on crime in our neighborhoods,” said Dates, a...
The Fourteenth Amendment establishes citizenship and lays out what it means to be a U.S. citizen. But it doesn’t explain how citizens can use their voices to actively participate in government. That’s what CitizenFEST Memphis is for. The Fourth Bluff and...
It's a knee-jerk response when panhandler approaches, asking for money. Maybe you reach in your pocket, maybe you don't, but either way, you're trying to keep moving because you know this person needs more than just financial help. And maybe...
Quandarius Richardson was visible via a video screen set up for his arraignment as the General Sessions Court judge overseeing the proceeding broke with precedence Monday morning. Richardson, 18, is one of three people charged with shooting to death Greater...
The family of McKinney Wright Jr., one of the three people accused of killing Greater Memphis Chamber President/CEO Phil Trenary, went to the courthouse hoping to talk with him on Monday. Wright’s father, McKinney Stevenson, and his aunt, Freddie Ball,...
The combined ages of the three people now charged with murdering Greater Memphis Chamber President/CEO Phil Trenary is 56. Trenary, who was killed Downtown Thursday night, was “64 years young” as described in his obituary, which was published on Sunday. Late...
The sobering reality of Phil Trenary's fatal shooting was about 15 hours old when Old Allen Task Force officers got behind a white Ford F-150 that fit the description of the vehicle spotted leaving the Downtown homicide scene Thursday...
Beautiful fall weather served as the backdrop Thursday night as people were moving about outside in various sections of Downtown Memphis when a sound out of character with that scenario jarred those who heard it. Gunfire! Philip H. Trenary, the Greater...