Category : Black Local and National News

by Staff - 7 hours ago

Earthquake at the Fillmore Heritage Center

Everybody was there when Tony! Toni! Toné! shook the house on Feb. 16, a Valentine’s love fest, at the Fillmore Heritage Center. – Photo: Elisha Rochell by Ken Johnson There was a whole lot of shaking going on Saturday, Feb. 16. The Fillmore...

by Staff - 9 hours ago

DeVon Franklin wants to share “The Truth About Men”

“We as men, don’t know how to love and how to practice love,” DeVon Franklin bluntly stated in an interview with the North Dallas Gazette. The award winning film and TV producer is also a best-sellling author, and minister. His latest book is The Tru...

by Staff - 11 hours ago

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: The Gerrymandering of America

Straight Talk with Ed Gray President Barack Obama once said, “We have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and always will be, the United States of America.” A noble concept indeed,...

by Staff - 14 hours ago

Finding love at work may no longer be Taboo

I am not 100% sure why, but we have all heard that dating co-workers or professional colleagues could become problematic. Yet, studies show that nearly 25 percent of U.S. married couples met at work. It’s no secret that work is where most single peop...

by Staff - 14 hours ago

Why protest Trump when we can impeach him?

Matthew Johnson By Matthew Johnson       While I commend efforts to turn Presidents’ Day into a display of outrage over the non-emergency declaration rat-her than a celebration of non-existent presidential grandeur, I would much rather impeach Trum...

by Staff - 14 hours ago

Nuclear Power can’t survive, much less slow climate disruption

John LaForge By John LaForge Donald Trump: “America will never be a socialist country.”      Too late. We already have socialism for the rich, with the nuclear power industry as a prime example. On a level playing field, nuclear power would go bust...

by Staff - 14 hours ago

What is Really Takes to secure peace in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly By Kathy Kelly Constant military surveillance of Afghans yields almost no real intelligence about the problems they face each day. An unusual group of volunteers uses a far different approach. Hossein, a member of the Afghan Peace Volu...

by Staff - 14 hours ago

Mike Singeletary: Express Yourself

“Coaching (the Express), one after the other, it’s outstanding. Everything I want to do is coaching and meeting and developing (players) and I’m excited about that,” says Mike Singletary The New Tri-State Defender       NFL Hall of Famer Mike Singl...

by Staff - 15 hours ago

Tribune lauds History Makers at awards luncheon

The Rev. Calvin O. Butts earned a standing ovation from the more than 400 people who attended the Philadelphia Tribune’s annual Christopher J. Perry/Carter G. Woodson Black History Awards Luncheon on Thursday. — Philadelphia Tribune Photo/Abdul R. S...

by Staff - 15 hours ago

New TSD video series tells forgotten history of Memphis

With “History: Hidden in Plain Sight,” TSD’s Lee Eric Smith takes you inside the history of Memphis and the Mid-South that many Memphians pass by every day. By Lee Eric Smith, lesmith@tsdmemphis.com       As we here at The New Tri-State Defender pa...