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Rev. Rosalyn R. Nichols: The church, women’s rights and the #MeToo movement — Where do we go from here?

by Rev. Rosalyn Regina Nichols, Special to The New Tri-State Defender As an African-American woman, I find myself pondering a question that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asked 50-plus years ago: “Where do we go from here?” I do so in the shadow of the #MeToo...

Brianna takes TSD to the NAACP Image Awards

The 49th NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast live from Pasadena, Calif. on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 15) and I will be there to deliver multi-media coverage. Yes, I am excited! Join me at 7 p.m. on Monday on TSDtv Live (Facebook updates)...

For Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., it’s time to make a move

by T. LaShaun Wallace, Special to The New Tri-State Defender After 25 years of leading the congregation at New Sardis Baptist Church, Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray, Jr., will retire next month, culminating an illustrious run at the historic church. “You followed and supported me in civic,...

Slow death: Is the trauma of police violence killing black women?

By Christen A. Smith, University of Texas at Austin Diamond Reynolds’ live stream of Philando Castile bleeding to death after being shot by Officer Jeronimo Yanez shocked and dismayed the nation in 2017. It is difficult to imagine the pain of witnessing and archiving the death of...

CNBC issues Memphis summons with the ‘burden of bias’ as real as ever

The Conference of National Black Churches will marshal its forces in Memphis on December 12-14 for the 2017 National Consultation – Race & Reconciliation: Part III. The watchwords for the event are “Overcoming the Burden of Bias.” It is set for the Hilton Memphis at...

CBC Members Met with FBI Director Christopher Wray about the FBI’s Controversial “Black Identity Extremists” Report. This Is What They Learned.

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) FBI Director Christopher A. Wray failed to explain why the agency he leads changed the name of a domestic terrorism designation from “Black Separatist Extremists” to “Black Identity Extremist,” during a recent meeting with a group of Congressional...

I AM MEMPHIS?

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 call “crucified” – by the...

Proposed ordinance would tighten rules for parades, demonstrations

A proposed ordinance introduced by Memphis City Council member Reid Hedgepeth could put tough restrictions on the way public assemblies are held in Memphis. On Tuesday, members of the Memphis Coalition of Concerned Citizens held a press conference outside City Hall where those against the...

Castile’s girlfriend reaches settlement over police shooting

ST. ANTHONY, Minn. — The Minnesota city that employed a police officer who fatally shot black motorist Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year has reached a settlement with Castile's girlfriend and her daughter, who were in the car with him when he...

There is a plan to remove the statues. But…

A while back the Memphis City Council gave an early embrace to a proposed ordinance directing Mayor Jim Strickland’s administration to come up with a plan to immediately get the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis out of two city parks. The Council...
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