Commentary

Nobody has a monopoly on the movement

In the past few years there have been many organizations, coalitions, institutions, and individuals that have formed, emerged, and recalibrated themselves to participate in the necessary work of social justice and (for some of us) black liberation.

Pots & Pans: Those majestic church hats are the crowns our mothers wear

Let’s celebrate all mothers on Mother’s Day, no matter their backgrounds, color, religion or headdress.

A unified effort to save our children

As we approach the end of another school year, it’s very important the children of this city have a safe and productive summer.

COMMENTARY: Evin Cosby

Countering the “public persecution of my dad.”

COMMENTARY: EARTH DAY 2017

Taking care of the earth is God’s work — and ours.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Why we must focus on black girls and child sexual abuse

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Every year during this time, there are campaigns across the country that highlight the dangers of acquaintance or “date” rape.

Commentary: Do heathens go to Heaven?

I have a confession: Apparently, I need Jesus—or so I’ve been told.

The Cultural Coach: Connecting the dots between offensive words, flexibility and insights

Should certain words be considered offensive regardless of who is using them?

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Practices, policies or pagentry?

BONE MARROW REGISTRY

Where are all the black bone marrow donors?

LEGENDS & LEADERS

‘Legends & Leaders’ brought out the best of Memphis.

The TSD Interview, Part I: OTIS L. SANFORD

The veteran journalist digs into the history of Memphis politics with his new book, “From Boss Crump to King Willie.”

CEO of the International African American Museum: We need to seize control of our identity

A new $75 million dollar museum is being built in Charleston, South Carolina, and it’s working to help African-Americans see their history and the world in an impactful way.

Speak out to protect your health

Illinois Congresswoman weighs in on healthcare debate.

Seven Times Harriet Tubman Was a Bada-s Superhero

"Black Moses" enjoying new popularity in pop culture.