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Bernal E. Smith, II

Stories by Bernal E.

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Vigil-night shootings demand strong response from community

"I watched in horror on Monday evening what should have been a somber and reflective television news story about the community’s efforts to heal from the murder of a teenage girl a year ago."

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TSDtv: Talking Business and Burgers

McDonald's franchisee Darrell Byrd chats with TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II.

McDonald's franchisee Darrell Byrd chats with TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II.

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It’s about elevating the discussion – not Rev. Jackson

Case in point of why it’s difficult for the black community to advance: Many of us are more focused on dissecting and even denigrating the presence and efforts of the Rev Jesse Jackson than we are on

Case in point of why it’s difficult for the black community to advance: Many of us are more focused on dissecting and even denigrating the presence and efforts of the Rev Jesse Jackson than we are on the purpose that brought him here.

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Still growing – TSD Women of Excellence Awards Celebration at 10-year mark

With the addition of this year’s class, 500 women are now part of a unique assembly of high achievers and bold contributors to the well being of our community.

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LEGENDS & LEADERS

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

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Legends & Leaders: From the Publisher and CEO

Connecting legends and leaders with purpose and intention.

Connecting legends and leaders with purpose and intention.

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TSD makes barter pitch to ‘actionize’ Black History Month celebration

Now available: The TSD Black History Month Barter 4 Bettter Business Advertising Special.

Now available: The TSD Black History Month Barter 4 Bettter Business Advertising Special.

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First Look: The National African American Museum of History and Culture

TSD Publisher Bernal Smith provides video of slavery exhibit.

TSD Publisher Bernal Smith provides video of slavery exhibit.

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#BIBA2016: The Results so far . . .

See how your favorite nominees are faring!

See how your favorite nominees are faring!

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TSDtv: The Frank Gottie Interview

Civil activist gives inside look at how Sunday's protest evolved into a shutdown of the I-40 bridge.

Civil activist gives inside look at how Sunday's protest evolved into a shutdown of the I-40 bridge.

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Disparity in the County: A case study

“My primary purpose is to detail a case study as a real-life example of “an unchecked system and ingrained culture of exclusion and discrimination.”

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Pinnacle strikes back at First Tennessee

Nashville-based bank denies conspiracy, says former FTB employees left “toxic environment.”

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Tri-State Bank sells building, not bank

Sale hailed as another step forward as TSB approaches its 70th year of service.

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Doubling-down on the ASD challenge

State Rep. Antonio Parkinson: “Defund” the Achievement School District.

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The ASD – a failed policy or much-needed option?

For state Rep. Antonio Parkinson, the facts add up to failure.

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Wendy Moten: The to ‘Sole Soul’ Interview

Performance at Feb. 20 event to benefit those served by Christ Community Health Service.

Performance at Feb. 20 event to benefit those served by Christ Community Health Service.

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Sen. Cory Booker – issues, strategies, solutions and choices

As told to TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II

As told to TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II.

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Council rejects MLGW security contract

Concerns raised about awarding contracts to out-of-town companies paying low wages as the city struggles with poverty.

Concerns raised about awarding contracts to out-of-town companies paying low wages as the city struggles with poverty.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

"It’s a long journey to leave"

"It’s a long journey to leave"

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

‘Surviving is a journey’: A conversation with Joyce Kyles.

‘Surviving is a journey’: A conversation with Joyce Kyles.

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The 2015 Memphis Municipal Election in seven lessons

TSD President/Publisher Bernal E. Smith II shares seven takeaways in a commentary framed for the future.

TSD President/Publisher Bernal E. Smith II shares seven takeaways in a commentary framed for the future.

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Raheem DeVaughn – R&B and soul’s ‘last man standing’

During a concert tour stop in Memphis last weekend, neo-soul artist Raheem DeVaughn made time for a conversation that included sharing aspects of his musical and personal life journeys.

During a concert tour stop in Memphis last weekend, neo-soul artist Raheem DeVaughn made time for a conversation that included sharing aspects of his musical and personal life journeys.

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Introducing The Revue featuring Stacey Merino

Memphis made and ready for the world!

Memphis made and ready for the world!

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Ring the FAFSA alarm

$42 million deadline looms.

$42 million deadline looms.

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‘Charlie,’ meet Dr. King

As the owner of a print publication and multi-media business, I am torn on the Charlie Hebdo saga unfolding in France.

As the owner of a print publication and multi-media business, I am torn on the Charlie Hebdo saga unfolding in France.