Politics

For many in Tennessee House District 86, voting for Barbara Cooper long has been equated with choosing to be served by a state representative who demonstrated an unswerving devotion to duty. Cooper died Oct. 25 at age 93. Her name...
From the outset,  the Shelby County Young Democrats’ “Meet & Greet” with the party’s Memphis mayoral hopefuls did not go as planned. Two of the four mayoral hopefuls announced as invited and confirmed – Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr....
Democrats celebrated a spectacular night Thursday (Aug. 4) as a repeat performance of 2018’s blue wave rolled over the Shelby County general election. Democrats swept the county’s elected offices for mayor, sheriff, district attorney general, court clerks, Shelby County clerk,...
Jana Swearengen-Washington emerged from Tuesday’s special election as a relatively easy winner as a lion's share of District 4 voters decided to send her to City Hall to represent them on the Memphis City Council. The 30-year educator is the...
Tributes to civil rights “giant” and attorney, Russell Bertrand Sugarmon flooded the Internet Monday as news spread quickly of his death. One of the most touching tributes came from his daughter, Elena DeCosta Williams, who took to Facebook to express...
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is convening for its 110th annua convention this week in Detroit, Mich. With a steady stream of incendiary remarks coming out of the White House, and two rafts full of...
By The Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Special to TSDMemphis.com Jesus was a poor black peasant preacher. Jesus led a religious and political revolution against Rome. Jesus’s revolutionary behavior and public proclamations got him executed – or what we’ve come to...
Political dominoes are falling in Memphis and Shelby County. Lee Harris has announced his candidacy for Shelby County Mayor, opening his State Senate seat #29 — which State Representative Raumesh Akbari has announced her intentions to fill. And now, another...
Voters in Tennessee House of Representatives District 86 Tuesday overwhelmingly chose a new generation of leadership over a veteran politician. Environmental activist Justin Pearson trounced nine opponents, including lawyer and former Shelby County Commissioner Julian Bolton, garnering 52.3 percent of...
In one of Shelby County’s most contentious races, University of Memphis law professor and criminal law attorney Steve Mulroy declared victory over Republican incumbent Amy Weirich in the race for Shelby County District Attorney General on Thursday. With all 142...