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TSD e•Edition — In this issue: Freedom Award, Juneteenth and the importance of Black dads


The latest issue of the Tri-State Defender is now available online! In this week’s issue:

  • Juneteenth Celebration in Health Sciences Park: The event hosted by Telisa Franklin was a vibrant celebration honoring freedom and community, featuring musical performances, a community baby shower, and the Freedom 2.5 Walk Run.
  • Black Fatherhood and Education: An op-ed by Curtis Weathers discussing the importance of Black fathers in their children’s education, addressing stereotypes, and highlighting local programs supporting father involvement.
  • 33rd Freedom Awards Honorees Named: The National Civil Rights Museum announces honorees including Xernona Clayton, Sherrilyn Ifill, and Spike Lee. The event, hosted by MC Lyte with entertainment by Deborah Cox, celebrates their contributions to civil and human rights.
  • Councilman Offers Alternative Budget Proposal: Councilman Chase Carlisle presents an alternative budget to Mayor Paul Young’s FY 2025 proposal, aiming to avoid a property tax increase through additional fees and cost-cutting measures.
  • ‘Gun Down, Don’t Shoot’ Walk/Run: Hundreds participated in the event to raise awareness about gun violence, organized by the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission and co-sponsored by multiple organizations.
  • Willie Mays Dies at 93: A tribute to the baseball Hall of Famer, often hailed as the greatest player in baseball history, highlighting his illustrious career and contributions to the sport.

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