Greater Metro

Describing her daughter, Sandra Bland, as very involved, Geneva Reed-Veal said, “Things mattered to her. Children’s future mattered to her, so I just don’t understand.” (Courtesy photo)

‘A Road trip with my baby’

(Sandra Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, speaks about the last time she saw her daughter alive ...

Entertainment

“The Face That Changed It All” is a warts-and-all autobiography in which Beverly Johnson recounts her considerable professional achievements and reveals the litany of challenges she’s had to surmount in her personal life.

Book Review: ‘The Face That Changed It ...

“Beverly Johnson made history in 1974... (as) the first African-American woman... whose face appeared on ...

National

Alison Parker and Adam Ward were fatally shot by an unknown gunman Aug. 26, 2015.

Reporter, cameraman killed on air; gunman dies

MONETA, Va. – A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live ...

Sports

LeBron James was a towering image – literally and figuratively – at the 2015 Family Reunion at Cedar Pointe. (Photo: Screenshot from lebronjamesfamilyfoundation.org)

“Teach LeBron! School ’em son”

The movie “Straight Outta Compton” is a box office smash. In addition to chronicling the ...

business

Norris Jackman (standing), chief procurement officer for First Tennessee, advises participants attending the “Corporate Insight: Winning Strategies for Successful Suppliers” seminar to “know your niche” when vying for a RFP (request for proposal). He was joined on the panel by Steven Smith (left), director of materials management for Regional One Health, and James Macon, senior strategic sourcing manager for Medtronics, Inc. (Photo: Wiley Henry)

Economic Development Forum chockfull of advice and ...

Vernita Houston had been looking to expand her knowledge and insight on choosing the correct ...

Commentary

Dr. Randolph Meade Walker

Today’s unfree professional African-American female

So many people today are under the impression that African-American women have arrived. They are ...

Regional

Tennessee Promise students begin classes this week

As many as 18,000 Tennessee Promise students could use the scholarship to begin classes this ...

Opinion

Baltimore police arresting a man April 27, 2015, near the city’s Mowdamin Mall (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

What makes black men run from the ...

It’s never much of a surprise when I hear it, but it stings all the ...

Religion

Lee Eric Smith

BEYOND THE NEWS: What the world needs ...

I awoke Wednesday morning to news of yet another gunman going on a rampage, this ...

Writers

Karanja A. 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 ...