Greater Metro

Dr. Edythe M. Abdullah, Dr. Tracy D. Hall, Dr. Anthony G. Kinkel and Dr. Kenyatta K. Lovett

The search for next Southwest president is ...

The search for the next president at Southwest Tennessee Community College has been narrowed to ...

Entertainment

Queen Latifah and Keke Palmer talk about their experience making “Brotherly Love” and more.

Heavenly sistahs expound on ‘Brotherly Love’

Keke Palmer stars in “Brotherly Love,” which was produced by Queen Latifah. Kam Williams: Hi ...

National

The first African-American woman confirmed as U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch takes over with the DOJ at the center of an ongoing national dialogue on relations between police and minority communities. (Photo: NBC screenshot)

Loretta Lynch to bring prosecutor’s perspective to ...

WASHINGTON – As U.S. attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, ...

Sports

Howard Robertson, Larry Robinson, Floyd Mayweather

Respect your elders Floyd!

First, in the interest of full disclosure (in keeping with journalistic protocol), we acknowledge that ...

business

Marcel Hill, president and CEO of Charles H. Hill Contractors, Inc., a third-generation minority contractor. (Courtesy photo)

Determined local contractor tells of investing in ...

Marcel Hill, president and CEO of Charles H. Hill Contractors, Inc. and a third-generation minority ...

Commentary

Kirstin L. Cheers

Memphis’ problem: ‘miseducation of poverty’

by Kirstin L. Cheers Special to The New Tri-State Defender I graduated from Central High ...

National

The first African-American woman confirmed as U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch takes over with the DOJ at the center of an ongoing national dialogue on relations between police and minority communities. (Photo: NBC screenshot)

Loretta Lynch to bring prosecutor’s perspective to ...

WASHINGTON – As U.S. attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, ...

Opinion

Kevin P. Chavous

The ‘dumbing down’ of American Education

Early in 2001, when I was the chair of the education committee on the Council ...

Religion

Although Casey J. Hobbs is a chart-topping gospel artist, she says, “When I grow up, I want to be like Chrisette Michelle or India Arie.” (Courtesy photo)

Casey J. releases debut album, ‘The Truth’

Casey J. Hobbs, a 28-year-old elementary school teacher, just happens to have the No. 1 ...

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 ...

Bernal E. Smith, II

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

Kam Williams

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