Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Power + Politics

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Meet Delicia DeGraffreed and find out where they stand on the issues before the Oct. 3 Memphis municipal elections!
“I’m censured? What does that mean? Do you know what that means? Have I lost my right to speak? Do I have to stay in my room? I can’t come out without permission? I’m censured. This is the first I have heard of it, and I don’t know what...
Mayoral contender Dr. Willie W. Herenton on Thursday picked up the endorsement of IBEW Local 1288, which also announced its support for a slate of other candidates running for city council, county clerk and municipal judge seats in the October 3 Municipal Elections. IBEW Local 1288 is the union that...
Shelby County Mayor-Elect Lee Harris ran on a platform of shaking things up in Shelby County government as a way of solving age-old problems such as segregation, poverty and lagging educational opportunities for children. With his inauguration pending, we thought this July 13 Q & A with The New Tri-State...
For the Nov. 6 election, early voting numbers are promising. But the Shelby County branch of the NAACP is still preaching that every vote counts – and they are taking no chances. From  10:30 a.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 31) through 8:30 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 1), the NAACP is hosting...
Meet Lea Ester Redmond and find out where they stand on the issues before the Oct. 3 Memphis municipal elections!
Meet Teresa Jones and find out where they stand on the issues before the Oct. 3 Memphis municipal elections!
By Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, West Virginia University I'll never forget a student's response when I asked during a middle school social studies class what they knew about black history: "Martin Luther King freed the slaves." Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929, more than six decades after the time of...
Updated: Profiles of all three of the leading candidates for Memphis Mayor are now live online.  Excellent reporting and writing by Erica R. Williams. Click to access the candidate of your choice: Former Mayor Dr. Willie W. Herenton Mayor Jim Strickland (Incumbent) Shelby County Commissioner and Memphis mayoral candidate Tami...
Four candidates – three Democrats and a lone Republican – are asking voters in the Shelby County Board of Commissioners’ District 7 for support in clearing the first election hurdle to representing the district contained within ZIP code 38108. The Democratic Primary is contested territory for Eric Dunn, Stephanie Gatewood...