Greater Metro

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center students demonstrate for the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue, which is located in Health Sciences Park adjacent to the UTHSC campus. (Photo: Dalisia Brye)

Clamor for change in Memphis

“This is what democracy looks like!” was the chant sounded by 100-plus University of Tennessee ...

Entertainment

Nathan Davis Jr.

Memphian Nathan Davis Jr. shines in ‘Detroit’

When Memphis native Nathan Davis Jr. went to audition for movie set in the 1960s, ...

National

Governor Haslam

Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate ...

Cities and states accelerated their plans to remove Confederate monuments from public property Tuesday as ...

Sports

Campers at the Cameron Payne Foundation Basketball Camp held at Lausanne Collegiate School.
(Photos: Kelvin Cowans)

The Payne truth

Long before Memphian Cameron Payne – the Oklahoma City Thunder’s first round pick in the ...

business

Amber Floyd

MOVIN’ ON UP!

Amber Floyd, a senior associate at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, has been named a ...

Commentary

Rev. Carlton Smith (front row, third from left) joined Dr. Cornel West and a multiethnic group of clergy to protest the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 12. (Courtesy photo)

STANDING AGAINST FEAR & HATE

Editor’s Note: When TSD staffer Lee Eric Smith learned that his older brother Carlton was ...

National

Governor Haslam

Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate ...

Cities and states accelerated their plans to remove Confederate monuments from public property Tuesday as ...

Opinion

The statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va. (Cliff Owen/AP Photo)

OPINION: Why all Confederate statues must fall

Following the horrific events in Charlottesville, Va., where one woman was killed during a white ...

Religion

Rev. Earle Fisher

#Detroit is America: Part I

My wife and I recently saw the critically acclaimed motion picture “Detroit.” No spoilers here. ...

Writers

Bernal E. Smith, II

Publisher of the New Tri-State Defender

Bernal E. Smith, II is the Publisher of the New ...

Brennan Hill

Digital Content Manager

Brennan Hill is a specialist in graphics and design. He ...

Brittney Gathen

Brittney Gathen is a sophomore journalism student at the University ...

Carlee McCullough

Carlee McCullough, Esq. of McCullough Law served for over a ...

Kam Williams

Kam Williams is a journalist, largely known for his work ...

Karanja A. Ajanaku

Associate Publisher & Executive Editor

A veteran journalist with 35-plus years of experience, Karanja A. ...

Kelvin Dewayne Cowans

Kelvin Dewayne Cowans aka 6'4" has been a Freelance Writer ...

Lee Eric Smith

Associate Editor/Page Design

A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Lee Eric Smith brings ...

Myron Mays

A native of Memphis, Myron Mays began his broadcast career ...

Nina A. Johnson

Nina A. Johnson brings a multitude of knowledge to the ...

Tony Jones

Tony Jones, a graduate of Southside High School (1976), is ...

Tyrone P. Easley

For more than 30 years, Tyrone Easley has been a ...