Monday, July 4, 2022

Commentary

by Williams D. Brack Special to TSDMemphis.com When I arrived back in Memphis after living in Atlanta for eight years, I was happy to be home. Atlanta is booming: cranes seemingly everywhere; people relocating to the city from all over the...
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...
by Melvin Jones, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The demand that African-Americans work for free (slavery) expired in 1865. But that hasn’t stopped some white business leaders from consistently and collectively denying African-Americans opportunities to increase their wealth. These efforts were...
 By Kelvin Cowans, Special to TSDMemphis.com Watching the evening news, I am reminded of my life and how it once swung as if a pendulum – with destruction to one side, tragedy on the other and success in the resting...
by Calvin Taylor, Special to The New Tri-State Defender As Memphis and the Mid-South prepares to commemorate one of the darkest days in history, I am reminded of the many activities surrounding the 1968 Civil Rights Movement through the eyes...
by Carlissa Shaw, Esq. -- President Biden nominated a Memphis native, lawyer Andre B. Mathis, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit  to replace Judge Bernice Donald, who took senior status last year. Judge Donald, when appointed...
By now, no one should be surprised that Kanye West is a fan of President Donald Trump. It’s been months since he first posted a selfie wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, so the surprise should be gone. And...
by Charles Elliott -- Even before the pandemic, LeMoyne-Owen College was working on ways to provide instructional options for our students. When the difficult decision was made to close the campus to keep our LOC family safe, we immediately took action...
by Howard Robertson Special to The New Tri-State Defender My family and black colleges go way back. For the roughly five generations black colleges have even existed, my family relationships with them are easily traced back through four of them. My...