Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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Politics

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
“I’m not trying to be famous. I’m trying to be free.” Alice Marie Johnson, 63, didn’t expect to have her life story catapulted into the global spotlight. A former felon enjoying newfound freedom after spending 22 years of what could...
By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) was the first member of the Congressional Black Caucus to leave his job after the “MeToo” hashtag galvanized women to speak up about sexual misconduct, harassment and more. Too bad...
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