Sunday, October 25, 2020

Metro Memphis

It’s budget season in Memphis and Shelby County, and for the first time ever, both city and county mayors are making financial plans amid a global pandemic that is negatively impacting their budgets. This week, Mayor Jim Strickland and Shelby...
When will life get back to “normal?” It’s the question many are asking as shelter-in-place orders have been extended around the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While leaders in Memphis and Shelby County are working to mitigate the local spread...
The suspicion that African Americans in Shelby County were being disproportionately hit by the spread of the coronavirus surfaced earlier, with concern mounting as data showed that such was the case in other metropolitan areas. Now there is local...
Closures and restrictions to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in Shelby County have been dialed up and now include an executive order closing gyms, bars and inside-dining spaces until further notice. “The temporary closure of eating establishments...
by Latrivia Welch, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) made a sizeable contribution – $100,000 – to Mid-South Food Bank on Monday (November 4) to create six Healthy School Pantries in local schools. The aim is...
“From the trauma, anger and stress I felt after losing my son, I would have just took (sic) myself out if I didn’t change my focus.” Mike Brown Sr. said he’s still grieving six years after losing his 18-year-old-son, Mike...
Summoned to Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church for the 2019 Freedom Award Student Forum on Wednesday morning, thousands of high-energy students filed into the sanctuary for the event that annually opens the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award celebration. Five students...
The Best in Black (BIB) Awards presentation hosted by The New Tri-State Defender has been retooled and repositioned for African American History Month. “TSD is excited to present the next installment of BIB,” said Calvin Anderson, president of Best Media...
With the Frayser Exchange Club meeting as the setting, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris on Thursday pitched his plan to fight poverty by way of a new transit proposal. Harris has proposed directing $10 million for Memphis Area Transit Authority...
Visionary Fred Jones Jr. is the founder of the Southern Heritage Classic and the face of the annual cultural celebration, which celebrates 30 years this month. Helping to make sure that what “Fred dreams becomes the reality” is a...
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