Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Politics

by Melvin Jones, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The demand that African-Americans work for free (slavery) expired in 1865. But that hasn’t stopped some white business leaders from consistently and collectively denying African-Americans opportunities to increase their wealth. These efforts were...
By now, no one should be surprised that Kanye West is a fan of President Donald Trump. It’s been months since he first posted a selfie wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, so the surprise should be gone. And...
by Lee R. Watkins, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Despite some controversial court rulings against it, the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association continues to fight and has seen momentum swing in its favor.  Now, the Memphis-based organization is asking President...
Dr. Carnita Atwater, self-styled community leader of the New Chicago Community Development Corporation, hopes to be the next governor of Tennessee. “The Big Political Reveal” was staged on April 3 on the eve of Dr. King’s death commemoration. Despite past clashes...
In a race with 13 names on the ballot and several hundred votes cast for write-ins, former Memphis City Councilman Joe Brown emerged as the winner of the Democratic Party nomination for General Sessions Court Clerk. Brown, who was term-limited...
With 20-plus years working in the Shelby County Clerk’s office, Donna Creson now wants to run the place. On Wednesday, Creson shared that she chose to retire out of the Clerk’s office when confronted with the choice of retirement...
Phil Bredesen has opened 24 Tennessee Victory community organizing offices across the state to provide a way for people to pick up yard signs and sign up to volunteer for his campaign for the U.S. senate. Offices have been opened...
Harold Ford Jr. turned to Twitter on Thursday afternoon in response to sexual misconduct allegations that led Morgan Stanley to fire the former congressman, who represented the Ninth Congressional District that encompasses Memphis. “I will now be bringing legal action...
Shelby County Mayor-elect Lee Harris has turned to two community leaders to help him transition the county government to his new administration.  Lionel Hollins, former Memphis Grizzlies head basketball coach, and Paul Morris, president of Jack Morris Auto Glass and former...
Shameless admission: I like watching ABC's The View. It's something of a tradition, in that it was part of my mother's routine while I was her full-time caregiver. But it's always at its best when Whoopi Goldberg is moderating...