Politics

By Montee Lopez, Special to The New Tri-State Defender ...
By Montee Lopez, Special to The New Tri-State Defender ...
President Trump responded to a GOP senator's recent criticism of him with a Friday morning tweet. Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in '18. Tennessee not happy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2017 The "strange statement" seemed...
By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During a conference call with reporters, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), pledged to revisit the debate around impeachment when Congress returns after Labor Day and announced a new campaign to #RootOutRacism in the White House. Richmond promised...
by Montee Lopez Special to The New Tri-State Defender Under the banner of #TakeEmDown901, 30-plus local activists walked inside Memphis City Hall on Wednesday to deliver a message to Mayor Jim Strickland – take the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis down now. “We are standing with Charlottesville, we are...
By Othor Cain (The Mississippi Link/NNPA Member) Chokwe Antar Lumumba became the youngest mayor in the history of Jackson, Miss., when he was sworn-in last month in front of a standing room-only crowd at Jackson’s Convention Center Complex. Lumumba, 34, defeated the business-friendly incumbent Mayor Tony Yarber after losing to him...
By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A panel discussion on police brutality, that featured verbal sparring between White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman and veteran journalist Ed Gordon, silent protests and heckling, overshadowed the celebration of media excellence at the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention in New Orleans,...
‘Give Me Your Tired English-Speakers Only’ Justice Department to Seek Out Bias Against Whites K.C. Editorial: We Don’t Want to Be the New Miss. Alternative Press Tackles Deportation, Black Arrests Adams Simmons Joins National Geographic Short Takes Stephen Miller, senior adviser to the president on Aug. 2, 2017. (Chip...
On Sunday, a fire broke out at a two-story Queens home and killed at least five people, three of which were children.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned...