Thursday, May 26, 2022

News

by Dr. Joris Ray -- While it is my honor to serve as the superintendent for Shelby County Schools, my greatest role is father – to be more precise – the father of a college student and the husband, brother,...
by T. LaShaun Wallace, Special to The New Tri-State Defender After 25 years of leading the congregation at New Sardis Baptist Church, Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray, Jr., will retire next month, culminating an illustrious run at the historic church. “You followed...
by Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr. Special to The New Tri-State Defender In 1973, Memphis was in a volatile situation: the Memphis Police Department and the African-American community were at war. The points of contentions were police brutality, the use...
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright will not fight authorities' attempt to send her from California to Tennessee, where she's charged with killing him nearly eight years ago. The Desert Sun newspaper reports that Sherra...
by Carlissa Shaw Special to The New Tri-State Defender In record fashion during the Aug. 2 election, Shelby County voters turned to African-American women to serve in positions on the county and state level and the local school board. Of the nearly...
President Trump, King Solomon and I went to breakfast last night and he told me to share this Bible verse with you: Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7). Wisdom is...
Heritage Tours, which principal operator Elaine Turner describes as the state’s first African-American-owned tour company, no longer is overseeing the blue-and-white shotgun house that reflects the meager beginnings of W.C. Handy, renowned as the “Father of the Blues.” Situated on...
Attorney Van Turner Jr. made his way to a seat reserved for him at the front of the room at the Panhellenic Building on the campus of the University of Memphis, where Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. was celebrating the principle...
Billy Turner’s bond hearing was a jaw dropper on Friday and not because Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee set his bond at $15 million – 100 times more than had been sought by Turner’s attorney. Turner killed former NBA star...
Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich says it’s Pamela Moses’ own fault that she is serving a six-year sentence for voter fraud. “I gave her a chance to plead to a misdemeanor with no prison time,” Weirich said. “She...