Friday, December 9, 2022

Metro Memphis

Attorney Van Turner Jr. made his way to a seat reserved for him at the front of the room at the Panhellenic Building on the campus of the University of Memphis, where Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. was celebrating the principle...
Heritage Tours, which principal operator Elaine Turner describes as the state’s first African-American-owned tour company, no longer is overseeing the blue-and-white shotgun house that reflects the meager beginnings of W.C. Handy, renowned as the “Father of the Blues.” Situated on...
By Lee R. Watkins, Special to TSDMemphis.com The number of U.S. adults considered to have high blood pressure will increase dramatically under new guidelines implemented by medical experts on Monday. The guidelines, published by the American Heart Association and the American...
This much is known about the death of Linda Neal: She died Oct. 17, 2017 on the warehouse floor of XPO Logistics, where she worked. Why she died – or whether she had to die at all – has touched...
Thirteen days after he crosses the finish line on Dec. 1 during the 2018 St. Jude Marathon Weekend, the Rev. James Nelson will be in Bethesda, Md. at the National Institutes of Heath Clinical Center. Doctors there will insert a...
A new public education fellowship for people of color will spotlight issues of equity and connect stakeholders of diverse backgrounds in the quest to improve student achievement across Tennessee. Sixteen people in the first class of Mosaic Fellows were named...
“I loved her, and I loved our boys,” said Jattir Ragland. “That’s really all I have to say right now. The truth will come out. God will make certain that the truth comes out.” Those are the words of a...
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...
Bobby O'Jay celebrated 35 years of radio in Memphis at WDIA. It was a turnout fit for a king, with family, friends, and local celebrities on hand to celebrate this momentous occasion. Among the distinguished guests: Fred Jones, founder of...
The New Tri-State Defender has learned that Sherra Wright, the widow of slain NBA star Lorenzen Wright, has been arrested in connection with her ex-husband's murder. TSD Executive Editor Karanja Ajanaku will be reporting from a press conference set for...