Greater Metro

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REBUFFED...for now

The Shelby County Schools Board of Education sent 13 groups back to the drawing board ...

Entertainment

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A beautifully pregnant Serena Williams poses nude ...

Serena Williams posed nude for the August cover of Vanity Fair, opening up about her ...

National

WATCH: Ice Cube checks Bill Maher on ...

I like Bill Maher. Most of the time. When you have a hyper-conservative president and ...

Sports

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Men on Twitter up in arms over ...

On Monday morning, ESPN revealed its 2017 Body Issue cover stars: NFL running back Ezekiel ...

business

Black billionaire shares secret to success with ...

Denver native Robert Smith visited his home town to deliver a commencement address at the ...

Commentary

Lead singer Larry Dodson joined The Bar-Kays in March 1970, bringing scope and daring to the group’s sound. (Courtesy photo)

‘Today Is The Day…’

Fans of The Bar-Kays will certainly recognize that the headline for this column comes from ...

Regional

Besides TSU, UNCF also awarded a $2 million grant to Morgan State University and Norfolk State University. (Courtesy photo)

UNCF makes move to enhance outcomes at ...

NASHVILLE - Tennessee State University graduates look to have an advantage entering the workforce due ...

Opinion

Gil Robertson

Gil’s Goodwill: The ‘Book of Black Heroes’ ...

For nearly three decades, writer/author Gil L. Robertson IV has used the written word to ...

Religion

James Washington

Spiritually Speaking:

Just how hard is it to be a card carrying Christian these days? Republicans, Democrats, ...

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 ...