Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Metro Memphis

by Caroline Bauman, Chalkbeat Tennessee As the newly named chief academic officer for Tennessee’s turnaround district, Verna Ruffin said one of her first priorities will be investing in their top tier teachers. “We know that we have critical work to do,” Ruffin...
Each year, more African-American men are entering college, but reports show that only half of them are finishing. At the University of Memphis those numbers hit close to home with the graduation rate of African-American men standing at less...
 By Kelvin Cowans, Special to TSDMemphis.com Watching the evening news, I am reminded of my life and how it once swung as if a pendulum – with destruction to one side, tragedy on the other and success in the resting...
By Montee Lopez, Special to The New Tri-State Defender ...
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” – Luke 12:48. As chairman of the Memphis City Council and a duly...
By Montee Lopez, Special to TSDMemphis.com ...
By Montee Lopez, Special to The New Tri-State Defender ...
By Montee Lopez, Special to The New Tri-State Defender ...
by Aisling Maki Special to The New Tri-State Defender The Memphis Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services has launched a new initiative called “The Right Response” to streamline responses to emergencies based on callers’ individual needs. While most emergencies require ambulances or paramedics,...
Earlier this year, the Rev. Jesse Jackson vowed to lead a march in Memphis if the city didn’t sufficiently close the gap in how it awards contracts to African American vendors and businesses. Well, the city has closed the gap...