Greater Metro

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen and Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson flank Gov. Bill Haslam at a 2016 event in Memphis. This week, McQueen sided against Hopson's administration in its battle with a charter operator over the sharing of student information.

McQueen directs Hopson to share Memphis student ...

Tennessee’s education chief has sided with a charter operator in the ongoing tug-of-war between Shelby ...

Entertainment

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Petition wants a statue of Missy Elliott ...

A new petition is calling for the removal of a Confederate monument that honors “the ...

National

The August 21st total solar eclipse seen from Madras, Oregon. Photo: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

Did you miss yesterday’s total solar eclipse? ...

Yesterday, the US experienced one of the biggest astronomical events of the decade: a total ...

Sports

Will ‘BlackOut’ be the movement to shut ...

This should be an interesting football season, and year, for that matter, as many American ...

business

Ava DuVernay/Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2017 ESSENCE Festival

8 motivational quotes for success from the ...

The road to success is paved with confidence, hard work, and the ability to stay ...

Commentary

Rev. Carlton Smith (front row, third from left) joined Dr. Cornel West and a multiethnic group of clergy to protest the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 12. (Courtesy photo)

STANDING AGAINST FEAR & HATE

Editor’s Note: When TSD staffer Lee Eric Smith learned that his older brother Carlton was ...

National

Governor Haslam

Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate ...

Cities and states accelerated their plans to remove Confederate monuments from public property Tuesday as ...

Opinion

Julianne Malveaux says that claims of voter fraud divert attention from a more significant issue: that voter suppression makes it more difficult for many to vote.

Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate ...

Religion

Rev. Earle Fisher

#Detroit is America: Part I

My wife and I recently saw the critically acclaimed motion picture “Detroit.” No spoilers here. ...

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 ...