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by Hazel Trice Edney -- (TriceEdneyWire.com) - The housing crisis that caused more than nine million people to suffer foreclosure and even homelessness due to the economic slump across the U. S. 10 years ago, has now fully recovered for everyone - except people of color - especially African-Americans. "Black people...
Pelting rain and gathering winds are no match for the spirit of a crowd filled with individuals who declare themselves rooted in righteousness. Such was the case at Mason Temple 50 years ago. And so it was on Tuesday night. The crowd - striking for its diversity - answered the...
by Joyce Kyles, Special to The New Tri-State Defender As the days of our lives mesh into a reel of memories that can become challenging to recall as the volume of them increases, some days stand out and we know at the time that they always will. Such was the case...
An impressive roster of heavy hitters delivered profoundly memorable moments during Monday night’s commemorative service observing the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Hyundai Motor America teamed up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and Temple of Deliverance Church...
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The room was packed. The speaker - former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. - commanded attention with his presence. No stranger to Memphis, Holder was the keynoter for a luncheon Monday at the Peabody Hotel. His address was part of a symposium that spotlighted activism, criminal justice, poverty and...
Getty Images Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday that the two Baton Rouge, La., officers involved with the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling will not face state charges in his death. Landry read his announcement at a news conference at 10 a.m. in Baton Rouge, and outlined the case in details about...
by Howard Robertson Special to The New Tri-State Defender My family and black colleges go way back. For the roughly five generations black colleges have even existed, my family relationships with them are easily traced back through four of them. My grandparents met as students at LeMoyne Normal School in Memphis....
by Adrian Sainz, Associated Press About a dozen Democrats and Republicans prayed and sang "Amazing Grace" during a solemn ceremony Friday at the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated nearly 50 years ago, marking the start of a three-day congressional "pilgrimage" to sites with ties to...
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In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a new wave of gun control activism has overtaken the country. The passionate pleas and tearful cries of high school students throughout the country have not fallen on deaf ears, as outlets like Dick’s Sporting Goods drop the sale of...
Lee Mills knew the optics of this year’s Lincoln Day could not be ignored. The 43rd annual Lincoln Day event, sponsored by the Shelby County Republican Party, hosted Sen. Tim Scott as keynote speaker. Scott also happens to be the first African-American U.S. senator from the state of South Carolina. “We...
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