Monday is a word that few love to hear. It signals the beginning of another week of work or studies; more “we-time” and less “me-time;” more stress and more mess… for most of us. However, a local Memphis poet, author, and musician is seeking (and successfully so) to transform our usual outlook on Mondays into anything but bleak. Her name is Shana Jay.
Drawing upon her inner-creativity, Shana began writing at the age of seven. She discovered great comfort and joy in the process after she began to keep a journal of her emotional-thoughts following her mother’s divorce.
Numbers from the last four decennial censuses depict the major demographic changes that have been occurring in Memphis and the surrounding area.
The outward movement of white residents has drawn major attention over the decades. However, little attention has been given to numbers that show that in the last decade in particular a significant number of African-American residents have joined the outward movement.
Shelby County Schools Supt. Dorsey E. Hopson II says all sides involved in a volatile protest Tuesday (Sept. 23) at Oakhaven High School may have made a significant point.
The hot button issue exploded into public concern as The New Tri State Defender’s media partner, WMC-TV5, showed hundreds of angered students and parents displaying signs and angrily voicing their concerns over Oakhaven principal Dr. Melanie Black’s decision to confiscate students’ cell phones.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A college student told a 911 dispatcher that a man he later identified as Rob Bironas chased him and his friends, then tried to hit their pickup truck minutes before the former Titans kicker's fatal crash.
Metro Nashville Police Department released copies of two 911 calls Tuesday afternoon. One call was made by Bironas' wife reporting him missing at 11:40 p.m. on Sept. 20. The second was from Belmont University student Connor Fraley at 10:45 p.m. while being chased by Bironas, who was driving a white SUV.