Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Metro Memphis

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...
As part of his vision for what the TSD could be, Bernal E. Smith II wanted to expand coverage of Memphis and its African American community beyond the printed page. He wanted to make the TSD a vibrant multimedia...
Even as we mourned, the TSD got ample coverage of the homegoing of our late publisher, Bernal E. Smith II. Special thanks to Tyrone P. Easley, Warren Roseborough and Gary S. Whitlow for capturing the event.  
The Halloran Centre was filled to capacity as fashion extraordinaire Ashley Dean, CEO of Dean’s House of Fashion, presented the fourth installment of her highly-anticipated runway show “The Weight is Over” on Sunday. Sponsored by plus-size retailer Lane Bryant, the...
by Tami Sawyer, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where he has spent two decades “practicing and preaching a Black theology that...
Innovative barber and a North Memphis icon, Warren Lewis will celebrate his 85th birthday on Sunday (Nov. 12). The Sunday Soulful Supper Celebration is set for 4 p.m. at the New Chicago Community Development Center Banquet Facility at 1036 Firestone...
The Rev. Ralph White got a call on Tuesday asking him to make his way to the Riverview Community Center for the vigil being planned that night for 10-year-old Richard Jordan II, who had been killed the day before...
When we at TSDMemphis.com asked our readers to share their thoughts and condolences about our late publisher, Bernal E. Smith II, we expected dozens of responses; that was no surprise. Nor was it surprising to see the range of...
Hotel stays in Memphis could be a bit pricier if the Memphis City Council increases the hotel tax to fund prekindergarten programs in the city. That possibility was part of a pre-K discussion that unfolded during the council’s executive session...
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,...