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You may be aware that we've gone digital -- we now only print our actual newspaper once a month -- look for the latest edition next week. But for those who still like the look and feel of our...
In an effort to increase voter accessibility, the Shelby County Election Commission and Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) have teamed up for a unique initiative. On February 23, 2023, they will offer free bus rides across Memphis, coinciding with...
Following a weekend street “takeover” incident near the Memphis International Airport, Memphis City Council Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee members pressed interim Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis on solutions to an enduring street racing phenomena that turns...
Remember that time Jackson State University said it was going to skip the Southern Heritage Classic? Regardless of what the contract said? Well, The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi is reporting that withdrawing from the Southern Heritage Classic cost JSU about...
On Monday, February 19, 2024, the Memphis Alumni and Kappa Beta Chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. celebrated more than two decades of partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The momentous occasion was marked by the "Vicennium Partnership...
The LeMoyne-Owen College is set to introduce men's volleyball to its athletic program in the 2024-2025 season, joining the ranks of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (SIAC) NCAA Division II teams. This development makes LeMoyne-Owen the seventh SIAC HBCU...
Among soul music fans, few things are as emotionally charged as comparisons between Stax Records and Motown. And now the Soulsville Foundation’s 2024 Black History Month production commemorates both labels in its 2024 Black History Month original production: “Stax Meets...
As we here at The New Tri-State Defender pause to reflect on African-American History Month, my own journey has brought me to make these bold recommendations: There should be a class called “The History of Memphis.”  This class should be mandatory; This...
Editor's Note: This story was written by the late Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell for Black History Month 2022. It has been updated to include video tributes to Memphis firefighters. If you looked closely enough, the story of Memphis’ African American...
The City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity & Compliance is offering a unique opportunity for BIPOC firms in Memphis through its Contractor's University program. This educational initiative aims to equip business owners with vital skills and knowledge to...