Greater Metro

Ayodele Hall

Teacher of the Week: Ayodele Hall

“Celebration of Teachers” Sunday is approaching and the countdown spotlight is on Ayodele Hall. Shepherding ...

Entertainment

‘More Than a Score’

The size of America’s Prison-Industrial Complex increased exponentially towards the end of the 20th Century, ...

National

Former detective Harry Houck (left) and HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill debate Freddie Gray’s death on CNN. (Image via CNN video)

CNN panelists clash over Freddie Gray’s death

(theGrio) – The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray has set off scores of protests, debates ...

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

Former detective Harry Houck (left) and HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill debate Freddie Gray’s death on CNN. (Image via CNN video)

CNN panelists clash over Freddie Gray’s death

(theGrio) – The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray has set off scores of protests, debates ...

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

(Erica Campbell (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for IEBA)

Erica Campbell's 'I Luh God' stirs 'trap' ...

I grew up on gospel music, listening to songs of the genre that would be ...

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 ...