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by Paula Anderson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Antonia Gambrell, a licensed cosmetologist, has been styling and encouraging women to feel good about themselves through hair care design for over 20 years.  Whether your hair is relaxed or natural, she can create a style just for you. You can find...
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In Part I of his interview with Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael, TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II engages in an exchange that details Michael’s background, reveals his reasons for pursuing the position, probes into the move to get out from under Department of Justice oversight and...
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In Part I of his interview with Shelby County Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael, TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II engages in an exchange that details Michael's background, reveals his reasons for pursuing the position, probes into the move to get out from under Department of Justice oversight and...
Convinced that myriad personal and professional experiences have readied him to become Shelby County Mayor, David Lenoir has announced his candidacy. The Shelby County Trustee formally detailed his attentions to seek the Republican Party nomination from the Poplar Ave. office of Crye-Leike Realtors on Oct. 5. Early voting for the GOP...
It's been more than a year since the Memphis Grizzlies parted ways with Rick Trotter, amid allegations that he had been shooting photos up the skirts of women at his church. Well, they're not just allegations anymore. From the Office of District Attorney Amy Weirich: Oct. 12, 2017 – Former...
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, and go home, knowing that their vote was tallied and...
Late last year, the Rev. Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson got a call from an officer at the National Civil Rights Museum asking him to chair the museum’s National MLK50 Clergy Executive Committee. After an illustrious ministerial career – including a long run at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church – he’d...
Local pastors stood alongside community activist Tami Sawyer on Wednesday as she called for the immediate removal of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue from Health Sciences Park. The gathering in the park came as Sawyer prepared for the five-hour, 385-mile drive to Athens, Tenn. where on Friday the Tennessee...
Karanja A. Ajanaku – Let’s go forward and say that everything that you want to happen has happened. And now you’re getting ready to walk out on stage the day of the opening. What are you going to tell the people? Roy Barnes – I would tell them that this...
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 this week by the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition in conjunction...