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With 119 of 119 precincts reporting the vote totals are: Unofficial election results from the Shelby County Election Commission.    
NNPA NEWSWIRE — Chavis noted that mainstream media’s coverage of the trial lacked facts, and the racially and politically-charged atmosphere inside and around the Pennsylvania courthouse may have deprived Cosby of a fair trial.
Memphis native Jada Davis shares her "Take 5" about "The Auntie Roundtable" and Quentin "Cue" Reaves talks about healing via metaphysics on "Where Do We Go From Here?" - TSDRadio on WLOK this Sunday (Sept.29), 5-5:30 p.m. HOST: Karanja A. Ajanaku, Associate Publisher/Executive Editor, The New Tri-State Defender  
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TSD videographer Terrisa Coreen Mark was in the mix at the Hilton Memphis as the Memphis Urban League hosted its 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Friday evening, Sept. 20. The theme was Celebrating 75 Years of HOPE (Having Opportunities to Pursue Empowerment). Read the story in the Sept. 25-Oct....
Presidential hopeful Corey Booker’s campaign manager warns he may not be in 2020 race ‘much longer’ in memo. Photo: AP Cory Booker’s coffers need more folks to start coughing up some coins. And fast. On Saturday, the Democratic presidential candidate hopeful’s campaign sent out a memo asking his supporters...
by George Larrimore, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Philip Joyner Jr., a teacher, musician and mentor to many in Memphis, died  on August 28. He was 60. Described by one friend as “the greatest unknown musician in the world,”  Mr. Joyner for decades entertained at the piano in the lobby...
Every football game yields a fresh reflection of the gulf that divides winning and losing and the 2019 Southern Heritage Classic brought that sports truism into sharp focus. First-year Jackson State University head coach John Hendricks was a walking example of deep satisfaction as he stepped up to accept the...
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The Peace Corps will hold an application workshop on September 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Suite 3000 of the Ridgeway Business Center, 5865 Ridgeway Center Parkway. Peace Corps volunteers live and work for 27-month terms of service in more than 60 nations, and receive a living...
by Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Anna Brown and Kiana Cox, Pew Research Center More than 150 years after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, most U.S. adults say the legacy of slavery continues to have an impact on the position of black people in American society today. More than...
Photo: Jeff Chiu, File (Associated Press) Antonio Brown, the NFL receiver who just this weekend was traded to the New England Patriots from the Oakland Raiders after getting into a dustup with his Raiders coach, is being accused of raping his former trainer in a lawsuit she filed against him...