Greater Metro

Still determined to dismantle school-to-prison pipeline, Dr. Herenton seeks mayor’s support

Expanded plans would put a school-based facility with wraparound services in Downtown Memphis.

New coalition asks Memphis mayor to pump $10 million into education

Group includes 14 organizations and 16 community leaders including state lawmakers, pastors and school board members.

Memphis murder rate appears to be highest in decades

Federal data indicates Memphis' murder rate last year was the worst in two decades, reaching a level not seen since the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1990s.

Local Democrat calls out Corker on Instagram over Black Lives Matter remark

TSD still awaiting response from Corker's office.

Preschoolers raise $6K for St. Jude - on tricyles

Young scholars learn safety tips while helping others.

Racism, rant and reputation!

Alleged actions of a Memphis couple at the center of an Internet storm.

Stronger Together

Northwest Shelby County Rotary Club receives its charter.

Crime ... by what name?

Amid pushback on ‘black-on-black crime’ label, panel probes for answers.

What’s next for Beale?

Council wipes out Beale St. Tourism Development Authority.

SAVE Conference brings student leaders together to help solve violence among youth

The Annual SAVE Conference (Students Against Violence Everywhere) was held on April 7 at First Baptist Broad, with more than 600 students in attendance.

Memphis education leaders are liking Tennessee’s charter school bill, despite having little initial input

Education leaders in Memphis have worked for several years to forge a delicate coalition for addressing thorny challenges that come with having the state’s fastest-growing charter sector.

How one Memphis student is elevating the conversation about school discipline

Now in her third year of attending a premier public high school in Memphis, Janiya Douglas says she’s observed discipline being handed out unevenly to her classmates, depending on whether they are on the college preparatory track.

On Newsstands NOW: The Tri-State Defender

Featuring: Special MLK Commemoration coverage; The TSD Interview: Rev. William Barber; Sacred Resistance and more!

Alternative sentencing program powered by Northwest Shelby County Rotary Club

Program kicked off on April 3.


Barber says moral agenda, persistence can help bring social justice.