Thursday, July 7, 2022

Opinion

Jennifer Cobbina, Michigan State University High-profile cases of officer brutality against black citizens in recent years have caused Americans to question the racial makeup of their police departments. Many advocates believe that diversifying these forces will help reduce police violence against...
Dr. King Day became a federal holiday in 1983.  Eleven years later, in 1994, Congress designated the day as “a national day of service” and assigned the Corporation of National and Community Service with the task of leading the effort. In 2020, the “day of service” has become a sham. It has been a sham for several years now.
On Tuesday, November 16th, news media around the United States reported the story that a local law enforcement officials arrested a white teenager who idolized Dylan Roof with a notebook in her position detailing a plot to attack Bethel...
There is no question that the founders of our democracy did a great job crafting a constitution that anticipated most of the problems that they determined could occur. Crafting three co-equal branches of government was a stroke of genius...
By Mabra Holeyfield, Special to the New Tri-State Defender I realize that nobody really wants to talk about algebra but stay with me a couple minutes because this is important. The requirement that all students pass algebra in order to graduate...
By Edmund Ford Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender As another Labor Day weekend comes and goes, I found it appropriate to write this op-ed so that the reader can understand where we are as far as local support...
By David A. Love, theGrio Memories of the civil rights movement evoke images of fearless community-based organizations that fought for the equality and justice for Black people. As they struggled in the streets, in the jail cells and the courts...
By Dustin Seibert, theGrio We learned Monday morning that Daniel Pantaleo, the New York Police Department officer who placed Eric Garner in the chokehold that contributed to his death in 2014, was finally fired. Not imprisoned. Not placed in a...
by Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender With a 7 p.m. parade down Beale Street to Church Park, Memphis will celebrate the birth of Robert Reid Church Sr. as a part of the Memphis...
by Howard Robertson Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender During this, the bicentennial of Memphis, my birthplace and hometown, I celebrate with a sense of pride, loyalty and appreciation that this is where my ancestors established roots, toiled, strived...