Karanja A. Ajanaku

by Karanja A. Ajanaku [email protected] The year 1985 marked 30 years after the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi. Three years later, Clenora Hudson’s Ford Doctoral Dissertation shed the most scholarly light shown on the horrific tragedy up to...
As the pastor of Bloomfield Full Gospel Baptist Church, the Rev. Ralph White is accustomed to allowing God to lead him where he is supposed to be and guide him in doing the “Lord’s will.” Such was the case again...
Mayor A C Wharton Jr. spoke in hushed tones Monday afternoon, offering his public condolences to the family of a teenage boy who drowned in a closed City of Memphis pool on Sunday. It was the second time he had...
Ninth District Congressman Steve Cohen of Memphis was in the audience for what he termed “a marvelous service and even more marvelous speech” as President delivered remarks at the funeral for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the College of...
The next step for Edward L. Stanton III will likely land him on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. On Thursday, the White House announced that Stanton, the U.S. Attorney for the Western...
I had just started my journey as executive editor of the Tri-State Defender when I visited former State Sen. Kathryn I. Bowers in her Whitehaven home in July 2007. She greeted me with the warmness that I associated with...
Five years ago, CN Railway decided it wanted more visibility in Greater Memphis and a “great deal more awareness around rail safety.” There also were strategic messages the Canadian-based company wanted to deliver about its commitment to diversity. That’s why...
by Karanja A. Ajanaku Special to The New Tri-State Defender Twenty years into the future, when the students now at Hamilton High School are 35, 36, 37 and 38 years old, there is a good chance they will remember with some...
by Karanja A. Ajanaku [email protected] No stranger to the National Civil Rights Museum, Mayor A C Wharton Jr. on Tuesday took his turn at a podium there and looked ahead about a week to the annual celebration of the Dr. Martin...
Sybrina Fulton – mother of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin – will be in Memphis Friday as the featured guest speaker during the Citywide Youth Anti-Violence Symposium spearheaded by the Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis. The symposium will unfold...