Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Emerging from the shadows since federal agents raided several Latino neighborhoods in Memphis, immigrant families were greeted Monday by cheering neighbors and educators as they brought their children back to school amid assurances of protection. Holding signs such as “Bienvenido”...
It’s not uncommon in Memphis for parents to wait until the first day of school to register their students. That scenario played out again on Monday as some 6,000 students were signed up for Shelby County Schools, bringing total enrollment...
by Montee Lopez Special to The New Tri-State Defender Under the banner of #TakeEmDown901, 30-plus local activists walked inside Memphis City Hall on Wednesday to deliver a message to Mayor Jim Strickland – take the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and...
by Lee R. Watkins Special to The New Tri-State Defender “I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else” put The Masqueraders on the map in 1968 but the soul and gospel music group struggled to find consistency after producing that hit record. Fast...
Earlier this year, the Rev. Jesse Jackson vowed to lead a march in Memphis if the city didn’t sufficiently close the gap in how it awards contracts to African American vendors and businesses. Well, the city has closed the gap...
by Aisling Maki Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Memphis Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services has launched a new initiative called “The Right Response” to streamline responses to emergencies based on callers’ individual needs. While most emergencies require ambulances or paramedics,...
By Montee Lopez, Special to The New Tri-State Defender ...
By Montee Lopez, Special to TSDMemphis.com ...
By Montee Lopez, Special to The New Tri-State Defender ...
By Montee Lopez, Special to The New Tri-State Defender ...