Karanja A. Ajanaku

Associate Publisher & Executive Editor

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A veteran journalist with 35-plus years of experience, Karanja A. Ajanaku has been executive editor of The New Tri-State Defender since June of 2007. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he has written extensively about the Greater Memphis area and its interaction with local, state and federal government. He has special expertise relative to the ongoing effects of psychosocial slavery, having earned a "doctorate" in that subject matter as a fellow of what is now the Future America Basic Research Institute.



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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.”

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

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Her Prom Closet supplies dresses and life lessons

Davina Jones: “There is a bigger picture to this. The overall thing is about giving back and blessing others."

Davina Jones: “There is a bigger picture to this. The overall thing is about giving back and blessing others."

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THE PIANO LESSON

Is this really W.C. Handy’s piano?

Is this really W.C. Handy’s piano?

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LIVE! Breast Cancer Summit set for Feb. 4

Event at Patterson Family Life Youth Center.

Event at Patterson Family Life Youth Center.

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What Dr. Herenton said: Declaration, backlash and next step?

Mayor’s prayer breakfast has a lot of talk; will action follow?

Mayor’s prayer breakfast has a lot of talk; will action follow?

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Memphis Branch NAACP salutes Madeleine C. Taylor

Longtime leader retires after six years as executive director and 25 years of service.

Longtime leader retires after six years as executive director and 25 years of service.

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Spanning the racial divide

At 15, St. Jude Marathon keeps extending hospital’s bridge-building history

At 15, St. Jude Marathon keeps extending hospital’s bridge-building history.

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GALLERY: Rev. Dr. James L. Netters' 60th Pastoral Anniversary

Photos by Tyrone P. Easley

Enjoy these scenes from Rev. Netters' 60th Anniversary Celebration on Nov. 19.

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‘Moving parts’ aplenty in aftermath of grand jury decision

Requests for a special prosecutor and an investigative grand jury among activity expected next week in the case involving the fatal police shooting of Darrius Stewart.

Requests for a special prosecutor and an investigative grand jury among activity expected next week in the case involving the fatal police shooting of Darrius Stewart.

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BREAKING: No federal civil rights charges against Connor Schilling

U.S. Attorney Stanton: Insufficient evidence to prove willful violation of Darrius Stewart's civil rights.

U.S. Attorney Stanton: Insufficient evidence to prove willful violation of Darrius Stewart's civil rights.

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