Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Opinion

On Saturday, Feb. 3, Kroger will close two Memphis stores — one serving Orange Mound and the second on South Third Street. In the weeks since the company’s abrupt announcement, the business move has sparked outrage and concern over food...
by Howard Robertson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender At this age and stage of life, I don’t have very many bills.  It’s a great place to be.  While the young folks reading this may not clearly see their way...
by Brian Clay, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The library at Kingsbury High School was packed, filled with students from Quentin Clay’s American History class, prepared to ask detailed questions on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or...
Chad Williams, Brandeis University The Conversation via The Associated Press (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests and the national anthem has yet...
I was 34 years old when I could no longer escape the man I never wanted to see again. For the past 30 years, the day designated to celebrate men’s investment in their children has not brought me a great...
by Sarah Carpenter The Memphis Lift’s mission is to make the powerless parent powerful. This past Saturday at our third anniversary party, we shared our vision to create a more equitable school system in Memphis that serves ALL families –...
by Dottie Chapman Reed My second cousin, George Adams, died recently after a very brief illness. I considered him a big brother because of how lovingly he treated me when I was four and five years old. I last saw...
Ron Harris, an adjunct professor at Howard University, says that American children struggling with poverty, violence and homelessness, deserve media coverage, too.
by Brian Clay, Special to The New Tri-State Defender In 1992, I graduated from LeMoyne-Owen College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science, with a minor in English. I then went to work as a legislative assistant for then-Memphis...
by Kevin L. McKenzie, Facebook Post of the Week For years at my former desk at the CA (The Commercial Appeal) I posted the cover of a book, “If You’re Riding a Horse and it Dies, Get Off.” The book...