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NOW AVAILABLE: TSD’s e•Edition — June 13, 2024 —


The latest e• Edition of The Tri-State Defender is available now! In this issue:

  • Operation ‘All Off Boyd’: Memphis Police Department, alongside federal and state agencies, conducted a massive operation in South Memphis, resulting in 12 arrests and the seizure of multiple weapons and drugs. The operation aimed to dismantle the AOB gang, known for creating chaos in the neighborhood. MPD Chief CJ Davis emphasized the community’s role in reclaiming their streets and assured that more actions will follow to maintain peace and safety.
  • Heal the Hood Celebrity Basketball Game: The annual event featured a friendly yet competitive game between city and county officials, including Memphis Mayor Paul Young and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris. The highlight was the halftime honor given to former Memphis Grizzlies star Tony Allen, who received the Heroes of Change Award. The game not only entertained but also raised funds for the youth programs of the Heal the Hood Foundation.
  • Rev. James Lawson Jr. Passes Away: The original Freedom Rider and a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement, Rev. James Lawson Jr., passed away at 95. Known for his unwavering commitment to nonviolent protest and his close association with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lawson’s legacy includes significant contributions to desegregation and social justice. His life and work remain a testament to the power of nonviolent resistance.
  • Juneteenth Celebrations in Memphis: Memphis offers a variety of events to honor Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Highlights include the Juneteenth Douglass Freedom & Heritage Festival at Douglass Park, the Dream Commission’s Dream Gala and Summit, TONE’s Annual Juneteenth Gala and Festival at Orange Mound Tower, and the National Civil Rights Museum’s Juneteenth Community Day with free admission and health-focused activities.

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