Commentary

The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) was not known for its racial tolerance in the 1960s and 1970s, as was the case for many colleges and universities in the deep South. In fact, it had a notorious reputation for treating...
by Carlissa Shaw, Esq. -- On Nov. 28, 2014, the news of the slaying of Jarmelle “Jo Jo” Jones during what seemed to be a home invasion rocked an entire community of young Memphians. As one commentator said at the time,...
I was not exactly surprised last Thursday when I got a text message from my son's daycare saying they'd be closed on Friday. It's not even been a full week, but the avalanche of closings – at that time,...
by Charlene Crowell -- The August 23rd police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, WI, triggered yet another round of community protests and national news coverage of a Black man. A series of multiple gunshots fired by a...
by Renee Burose-Squires -- I was prepared for COVID-19. Sometimes I think I was overprepared and knew too much about coronavirus. I watched the news incessantly (perhaps it was the former broadcast journalist and news junkie in me). I paid close attention to...
by Angela Johnson -- Last week, we told you about a Miami-area parent whose complaints about Amanda Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb,” caused its removal from a local elementary school. Now, that parent is admitting to what the rest of...
By The Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Special to TSDMemphis.com Jesus was a poor black peasant preacher. Jesus led a religious and political revolution against Rome. Jesus’s revolutionary behavior and public proclamations got him executed – or what we’ve come to...
I’ve been fretting all summer about the start of this school year. With district Supt. Dr. Joris Ray under investigation and on administrative leave, and so many other distractions, my hope for this school year has been at its...
LeVar Burton is trying to educate the masses about the daily racism and microaggressions that affect Black Americans through a video series called This is My Story. READ MORE: LeVar Burton bombarded with angry tweets from Trump fans who think...
by Floyd Ivy The fatal shooting of Brandon D. Webber by U.S. Marshals on Wednesday night should not have happened and a lot of people – including myself – have a heavy heart. Brandon was a close friend of mine. A...