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As a newspaper, The Tri-State Defender was born the first week of November 1951 with the intent of being “an expression of the desires and needs” of the African-American community. Now 68 years old, The New Tri-State Defender (TSD) continues to build on that commitment, offering an inside-out perspective of the community that sets it apart.

TSD’s reporters, columnists and photographers tell our story anchored in the basic tenets of good journalism. Specifically, that means delivering factual, credible, well-reasoned and meaningful news and information in engaging packages and formats that enhance the possibility of being inspired and elevated. Intentionally locking in on African-American History Month, we have launched a TSD subscription drive in conjunction with enhanced, premium community coverage at, our online extension.

We’re now asking readers to subscribe to The subscriptions will help us continue to help you get a fresh African-American perspective on the issues associated with our community’s desires, needs and achievements.

To receive access to our digital content only, subscribe for just $2.68 per month. And for both our print and digital content, it’s just $4.17 per month.

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$4.17 every month (recurring)

This change will position The New Tri-State Defender to bring aboard more journalists and key staff to take even deeper dives into the African-American community via the print edition,, TSDRadio, TSDtv and our social media platforms. The TSD’s Daily Digital will continue to deliver our fresh, inside-out community perspective straight to your phones, tablets and laptops. Stay linked to “stay woke!” Subscribe to our online and print editions today!