Metro Memphis

A while back the Memphis City Council gave an early embrace to a proposed ordinance directing Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration to come up with a plan to immediately get the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis out...
Memphis City Council members on Tuesday put a lot of energy into the question of whether your utility bill should go up. “I am not for any rate increase of any kind,” Council Chairman Berlin Boyd said. “Neither are my...
By Cardell Orrin Before-and-after success stories work because they’re shorthand for transformation. So when former youth offenders took the stage during a youth voice portion of the recent University of Memphis Public Safety Institute “Breaking the Cycle of Delinquency” symposium,...
For the 21st year – as in years past – the Annual W.C. Handy Heritage Awards served to honor “Authentic Beale Street Musicians” and treat attendees to the music that earned the artists such acclaim. Case in point: After awards...
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...
At a young age, my doctor told me that I could not physically have children. So when I was pregnant with my son almost four years ago, I was petrified. My future was already bleak, considering I was homeless...
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...
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...
The Essence/Ford My City, 4 Ways event was on a higher plane and well done all around. And while I had a hand in it (on the PR side), I’m saying this as a person who has either worked...
Late 2010, Tammy Coleman received a devastating phone call from a close friend that forever changed her life. “She told me she had two years to live,” said Coleman. “When she told me it was from breast cancer, I literally...