Greater Metro

Outside of AutoZone Park near the finish line of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, St. Jude ‘hero’ Christopher Hope was joined by Eli ‘Coach Eli’ Davis, a 3-year-old St. Jude patient battling rhabdomyosarcoma cancer. (Photo: Marathonfoto)

When ‘Black Men Run,’ kids win!

by Christopher Hope Special to The New Tri-State Defender When I embraced running to stay ...

Entertainment

Lenny Williams

WHAT’S HAPPENING MYRON? – Soul singer still ...

This past weekend we got a treat as soul singer Lenny Williams made a stop ...

National

Attorney Benjamin Crump had this exchange with Fred L. Davis (center), first African American to serve as chairman of the Memphis City Council, and Bishop David Hall, pastor of Temple Church of God in Christ, during a Memphis visit (Feb. 28) that included Crump receiving the church’s Community Award. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown to ...

by Kam Williams Special to The New Tri-State Defender Through his legal prowess and advocacy ...

Sports

Memphis guard Markel Crawford fell awkwardly in the first half against Oklahoma State and has been diagnosed with a sprained left knee. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/ The New TSD)

Tigers seek pre-Christmas fix to backside pain

by Anthony Sain Special to The New Tri-State Defender Two big issues are biting the ...

business

Carlee McCullough

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS FINANCIAL GIFTS

by Carlee McCollough Ideally, part of Christmas – the holiday that most kids long for ...

Commentary

James Clingman

STILL LOOKING FOR CHANGE

by James Clingman NNPA News Service As the end of another tumultuous year approaches, African-American ...

National

Attorney Benjamin Crump had this exchange with Fred L. Davis (center), first African American to serve as chairman of the Memphis City Council, and Bishop David Hall, pastor of Temple Church of God in Christ, during a Memphis visit (Feb. 28) that included Crump receiving the church’s Community Award. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown to ...

by Kam Williams Special to The New Tri-State Defender Through his legal prowess and advocacy ...

Opinion

Pharrell Williams speaks during a Q&A at the 2013 Variety Screening Series Presents Universal Pictures’ “Despicable Me 2” at ArcLight Hollywood on Nov. 14, 2013 in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

PHARRELL IS A MUSIC GENIUS BUT NAIVE ...

by Michael Arceneaux theGrio As well intentioned as he may be and as inspiring a ...

Religion

Dr. Michael Ellis Sr. received a unanimous vote to lead the 140-year-old convention.

TENNESSEE BAPTIST CONVENTION ELECTS ITS FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN ...

A spirit of humility swept over Dr. Michael Ellis Sr. after he was elected the ...