Tri-State

Nine school leaders are up for an annual statewide award, including one principal from Memphis. Tracie Thomas, a principal at White Station Elementary School, represents schools in Shelby County on the state’s list of finalists. Last year, Principal Docia...
Calling reading the “equity issue of our time,” Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said Thursday that Tennessee will increase its literacy rates when it improves the quality of its early education programs. The state has been waging war on illiteracy for...
By Othor Cain (The Mississippi Link/NNPA Member) Chokwe Antar Lumumba became the youngest mayor in the history of Jackson, Miss., when he was sworn-in last month in front of a standing room-only crowd at Jackson’s Convention Center Complex. Lumumba, 34, defeated...
The Fisk University website states that in 1865, barely six months after the end of the Civil War and just two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, three men — John Ogden, the Reverend Erastus Milo Cravath, and the Reverend...
An Arkansas man was arrested Tuesday after a woman told police he injected drugs into her body before raping her, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. David Hall, 39, of Lincoln was charged with rape and introduction of a controlled substance into the body...
A mom in Florida channeled her inner Disney villain for a gorgeous breastfeeding photo with an emotional backstory. Yaky Di Roma, the Venezuelan photographer behind Di Roma Photography, took a photo of herself breastfeeding her son, 3-year-old Hans, while dressed as Maleficent from...
President Trump responded to a GOP senator's recent criticism of him with a Friday morning tweet. Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in '18. Tennessee not happy! —...
Confederate monuments are coming down across America in the wake of this month's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia — except in Alabama, where a new one went up on Sunday. More than 500 people showed up for the unveiling of a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2017 Contact: Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, [email protected], 202.588.8764 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) today issued an urgent national call for support for all people, who are being impacted by the devastating flood waters from Hurricane...
A college freshman has given a sweet shout-out to his father on Twitter. Earlier this month, Charles Brockman III posted two undeniably similar photos. The first one was taken in August 2004 and shows his dad, Charles Brockman Jr., walking him...