Sunday, May 9, 2021

Commentary

by Anasa Troutman -- As the Historic Clayborn Temple board and team work together to reimagine our sacred building we spend a lot of time thinking about how our work inside of the building can be reflected outside the building....
by Curtis Weathers -- The sudden and unprecedented shuttering of our nation's school buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced educators to face the most jarring and rapid change of perhaps any profession in history. Within a moment's notice, teachers...
In a randomized, double-blind study that uses a placebo as a control group, you don’t know from the onset whether you received the substance under scrutiny or an innocuous, salt-water shot that looks like it could be the real...
by Dr. Bruce W. Randolph -- According to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission’s STATS, gun related violent incidents in Memphis increased 19.3 percent in 2020 compared to 2019. In 2020, 65.5 percent of all total violent incidents were gun related...
by Curtis Weathers -- Every year, I am always saddened to see the end of Black History Month.  In the past, I have tried to extend the celebration in my own creative ways but, because of other distractions, I eventually relent...
by Dr. Carol Johnson Dean -- While Black American history and women’s history are celebrated year-round at LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC), we are pleased that both February and March have offered us another opportunity to highlight the contributions of many in...
by Fred D. Thompson -- Special to The New Tri-State Defender Ghana – the West African country the Memphis in May International Festival has been trying to salute since 2020 – turned 64 on March 6, with a delayed holiday observed...
by Deborah Fisher -- During the pandemic, members of local and state governing bodies have been allowed to conduct meetings electronically per executive order by Gov. Bill Lee. They have not had to hold physical meetings in a physical place. They...
Once upon a time, there was a dominant institutional threesome consisting of white supremacy, colonialism and imperialism… On Sunday night, a combination of royal watchers and casually indifferent watchers sat down to watch the highly anticipated exclusive interview special, Oprah...
On Friday, Feb. 26, I went in for my latest visit for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial study. The next day, the FDA approved the one-shot vaccine for emergency use. The visit marked day 71 since I signed on...