Sunday, September 26, 2021

Commentary

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...
Anne C. Bailey -- The Conversation --  Some 156 years after the end of the Civil War and the official abolition of slavery through the 13th Amendment, the idea of reparations is gaining currency in Washington. On March 1, Cedric Richmond,...
by Curtis Weathers --  School buildings are open, teachers are back in their classrooms and students are returning to some form of in-person learning with their teachers. Normalcy is just around the corner – or is it? The truth is, we...
by James F. Byrd Jr. and Darrell Byrd -- Black History Month reminds us that we all must do our best to address lingering racial inequities. One organization that has a lot of soul searching to do is the McDonald’s Corporation....
by Erika Kelley -- I am a pastor's wife, a mother, grandmother, an Everytown Survivor fellow, a national organization that seeks “evidence-based solutions in every town” to end gun violence, and a leader in Memphis Moms Demand Action. I am a survivor...