Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Commentary

Major cities really need a good and reliable public transportation system. We don’t have such a system in Memphis. An effective system brings commerce to the masses and takes workers to where they need to be. A good public transportation...
By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to...
By Nicole Lacey, Special to The New Tri-State Defender After reading the most recent issue of The New Tri-State Defender, I was pleased that the newspaper has begun coverage of the Memphis Transit Vision initiative, which actively is involving members...
by Johnnie Turner and Steve Mulroy, Special to The New Tri-State Defender In November 1974, the voters of Ann Arbor, Mich. approved the use of an innovative election method called Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). Five months later, IRV allowed the election of...
by Edmund Ford Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender Voting should be an easy, trusted process. Registered voters should be able to go to their precinct, provide proper ID, push the button for their choice of candidate for each race,...
(MSNBC/Getty Images)On Monday, John Kelly gave an interview with Laura Ingraham in which he suggested that Confederate General Robert E. Lee was an “honorable man” and that the Civil War was simply a case of two parts of the...
  I promise I'm going to dig into this in more depth when I have time. But even with Special Investigator Robert Mueller is handing out indictments, even while POTUS45 incessantly tweets nonsense about it being fake news, that isn't...
by Jerome Robinson Special to The New Tri-State Defender Mayor Jim Strickland and his team took the wraps off of the much talked about fairgrounds redevelopment plans on Monday night.  In the days leading up to this, city planners had already...
By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) First of all, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to kill (“repeal and replace”) the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is still the law of the land, and because of the federal mandate, everyone is...
I first learned of my cousin’s lynching when I was 10 years old. During the summer, I often spent time at my Uncle Johnny’s house, but that summer, my great-grandmother, a wizened old black woman whose face spoke of years...