Greater Metro

Justin Ford (Shelby County Sheriff's Office/WMC-TV 5)

Justin Ford arrested, charged with aggravated assault, ...

Shelby County Commissioner Justin Ford has been arrested after police said he choked his girlfriend ...

Entertainment

YouTube.com

Kendrick Lamar makes history: charts all 14 ...

Kendrick Lamar’s chart-topping DAMN is making history, as all 14 tracks have made it on ...

National

This photo of Bill Cosby was taken during a November 2011 event hosted by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Girard College. In an exclusive Black Press interview, Cosby lets it be known that education remains an important part of his life’s mission (Photo: The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia/Wikimedia Commons)

BLACK PRESS EXCLUSIVE: Talking education with Bill ...

Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, have given untold millions of dollars to colleges and ...

Sports

Mike Conley jogs upcourt after scoring two of his 26 points in a Game 5 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, April 25. The series shifts to Memphis for a must-win game for the Grizzlies. (Screencap)

Grizzlies drop Game 5 in San Antonio, ...

GritGrindGrizz: Three Point Play: MEM 103 SAS 116 We knew going into Game 5 that ...

business

Tri-State Bank of Memphis is completing a $1 million dollar complete renovation of its Retail Banking Corporate Headquarters, which will be located in the heart of the Whitehaven community.

THE MOVE: Tri-State Bank of Memphis is ...

In the banking industry as in the world of medicine, heart transplants require expertise, precision ...

Commentary

Evin Cosby says that her father broke barriers and raised the conscious of America on important topics, especially for the advancement of women.

COMMENTARY: Evin Cosby

I am the youngest of five. I remember our family trips and moving to NYC ...

Regional

Tennessee passes sign language bill

The Tennessee Legislature has passed a measure that allows students to take American Sign Language ...

Opinion

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is the President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and can be reached for national advertisement sales and partnership proposals at: dr.bchavis@nnpa.org.

How Obama’s education law can help black ...

All parents want the best for their children. We all acknowledge that attaining a high-quality ...

Religion

Rev. Jesse Jackson looked back at the images of Dr. Ernest Withers during a Monday afternoon visit to the Withers Gallery on Beale St.

Beyond The News: Rev. Jesse Jackson: "Love ...

When I learned the Rev. Jesse Jackson would be paying a visit to the Wither ...

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 ...