Friday, December 9, 2022

Commentary

by Rev. Rosalyn Regina Nichols, Special to The New Tri-State Defender As an African-American woman, I find myself pondering a question that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked 50-plus years ago: “Where do we go from here?” I do so in...
From time to time, we pull an interesting thing or two on Facebook and social media. Here's a thoughful piece from Reggie Jenkins, with a few final thoughts about Kwanzaa: 
Let’s dive right in: It’s time more African Americans join the Republican Party. No, seriously. And I’m not talking about being that lone speck of pepper in a sea of salt, either. We need to show up and we need to...
By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) was the first member of the Congressional Black Caucus to leave his job after the “MeToo” hashtag galvanized women to speak up about sexual misconduct, harassment and more. Too bad...
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...
by Dr. Stephen Smith (Since 1993, Dr. Stephen A. Smith has led the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization working to promote responsible energy choices that create global warming solutions and ensure clean, safe and healthy...
by Tiffany Everheart, Special to The New Tri-State Defender (The number of U.S. adults considered to have high blood pressure will increase dramatically under new guidelines implemented by medical experts last week. LPN Tiffany Evereart weighs in on the importance...
By Cardell Orrin Before-and-after success stories work because they’re shorthand for transformation. So when former youth offenders took the stage during a youth voice portion of the recent University of Memphis Public Safety Institute “Breaking the Cycle of Delinquency” symposium,...
At a young age, my doctor told me that I could not physically have children. So when I was pregnant with my son almost four years ago, I was petrified. My future was already bleak, considering I was homeless...
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...