Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Opinion

Ron Harris, an adjunct professor at Howard University, says that American children struggling with poverty, violence and homelessness, deserve media coverage, too.
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...
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 –...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 Rev. Earle J. Fisher, Special to the New Tri-State Defender Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination in Memphis in 1968 continues to leave a social, political and spiritual stain that has yet to be cleansed. King’s prophetic initiatives – especially...
By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma: I had a baby in my twenties when I was dealing with this guy, who was in the military, stationed close to where I live. I thought that we would get married and...