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Pastor Darell L. Harrington describes himself as “just a boy from Jackson, Miss., that nobody knows here in Memphis.” “I came up here to Memphis because I was running from a call to preach,” said Rev. Harrington, pastor of New Sardis Baptist Church in southeast Shelby County. “I left Jackson...
During African-American History Month, it’s not uncommon for schools to post photos of famous history makers and their achievements – to set an example, to show what’s possible. But how much more impactful is it when those achievers come from your own neighborhood, were taught in the same classrooms and...
In honor of Black History Month, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will highlight the work of Bryan Stevenson with a discussion around his No. 1 New York’s bestseller “Just Mercy.” Stevenson's hit literary work is the story of his life and the basis for the movie of the same...
On Friday, February 21, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will deliver his second State of the County address. The program is set for Collierville High School from 3:30 p.m. and  5 p.m. For details, check back here at TSDMemphis.com and read our coverage in Saturday's Daily Digital. The theme of...
BUSINESSWIRE – Four new attractions and one new city have been added to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail (USCRT), officials announced Thursday. These destinations further enrich the trail experience and the story of the Civil Rights Movement, and it is fitting that they have been added during the nation's...
Early voting for Tennessee's presidential primary has officially begun. Voters will be able to cast their ballots ahead of the March 3 presidential primary starting Wednesday until Feb. 25. Three names will appear on the Republican presidential ballot: Presidential Donald Trump, Massachusetts Gov. Williams Weld and former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh...
The Memphis Tigers, to say the least, were not pleased with their performance against the University of Connecticut last week. The Tigers (12-11, 3-7 AAC) suffered a 94-55 defeat at the hands of the No. 5 ranked  Huskies, a game in which the Tigers trailed by almost 30 points at...
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by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS JACKSON, Miss. — The president of Jackson State University resigned Monday after he was arrested in a prostitution sting in central Mississippi. William Bynum Jr., 57, was among 17 people arrested during the weekend in the Jackson suburb of Clinton, according to Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman. A...
Seeding Success, a Memphis-based nonprofit that works to improve outcomes for children, has selected Lisa Williams as its new communications director. Williams will oversee Seeding Success’ public relations outreach in its work of connecting institutions, community organizations, policies and resources to prepare youth for success.  “Williams’ deep commitment to Memphis...
Beware: Tough matchup ahead on the road against the Bearcats of Cincinnati. That is what the University of Memphis Tigers are facing after a that-hurts loss to the University of South Florida at the FedExForum on Saturday. Already on shaky ground regarding a hoped-for invitation to the NCAA Tournament, the...