Metro Memphis

The administration of the Tennessee Historical Commission has cited a new set of rules governing waiver applications as the basis for why the state board cannot grant the City of Memphis an Oct 13 hearing on a waiver request to move the statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest...
Memphis is experiencing a “slow-moving self-reinforcing decline in transit, which could be called a vicious cycle of declining ridership and service.” That picture emerges from the Transit Vision Choices Report prepared by Jarrett Walker + Associates and released on the Memphis 3.0 web portal on Monday. And while Memphis is not...
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 said. “And we also know that investing in our classrooms...
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 than 11 percent. The Hooks African American Male Initiative (HAAMI), an...
 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 point. From the stream of clips about crime it’s easy...
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 elected official (District 7) you are entrusted with much responsibility...
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 ...