Greater Metro

SCS Superintendent Dorsey Hopson (Photo courtesy of SCS website)

TCAP shows improvement for SCS students, but ...

Shelby County students still have some work to do with reading on grade level, though ...

Entertainment

Ta-Nehisi Coates and his son, Samori. (Courtesy photo)

‘Between the World and Me’

Ta-Nehisi Coates garnered national attention a year ago when he published “A Case for Reparations” ...

National

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr. (D-Philadelphia) (Photo: NewsOne)

Philadelphia Rep. Fattah, associates charged in racketeering ...

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr. (D-Philadelphia) and four of his associates were indicted ...

Sports

Meet the New Grizzly: Team GM Chris Wallace (left) and Head Coach Dave Joerger (right) introduce Matt Barnes at a press conference on Tuesday at FedExForum. (Photo by Lee Eric Smith)

Grizzlies introduce Matt Barnes to Memphis

Grit-n-grind just became a little nastier. One guy that fans loved to hate as a ...

business

Photo illustration by Lee Eric Smith.

University of Phoenix under investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Apollo Education Group, which runs the online University of Phoenix, is ...

Commentary

Photo illustration by Lee Eric Smith.

‘Sandra Bland, the most unlikely suicide candidate ...

As I traveled down new Interstate 290, my heart searched for the answers that I ...

Regional

Anthony Hervey was an anomaly in Mississippi, writing a 2006 book called "Why I Wave The Confederate Flag: Written by a Black man." Hervey died in an auto accident near Oxford last weekend. (Photos: Facebook).

Mississippi Black Confederate Flag supporter killed in ...

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — In a town where Confederate soldier statues stand sentinel on the ...

Opinion

A father’s open letter to his son ...

Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles that were shared in partnership with ...

Religion

Dr. Randolph Meade Walker, Pastor of Castalia Baptist Church (Photo: castaliachurch.org)

Castalia continues to add to its legacy ...

Cedar Grove Baptist Church was established in 1916 on Tanglewood and Saulsberry streets. In 1952, ...

Writers

Dr. Karanja Ajanaku

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

Kelvin Dewayne Cowans

Kelvin Dewayne Cowans – known as “Six~Four” – is the ...

Tyrone P. Easley

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

Kelley D. Evans

Kelley D. Evans is a Memphis native and an alumnus ...

Brittney Gathen

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

Wiley Henry

Wiley Henry is an award-winning journalist and deputy editor of ...

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 ...

Myron Mays

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

Carlee McCullough

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

Dr. Sybil Mitchell

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell has been a freelance feature writer ...

Warren Roseborough

Warren A. Roseborough, a photojournalist and an army veteran has ...

Brianna Alexis Smith

Brianna Alexis Smith is a junior Mass Media Arts major ...

Lee Eric Smith

Reporter/Digital Content Manager

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

Bernal E. Smith, II

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