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LEGACY: McCann Leronius Reid

LEGACY: McCann Leronius Reid

Former Tri-State Defender editor was a ‘movement’ man

by Wiley Henry

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When the clarion was sounded during

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From Memphis to Ferguson: Devin James – The whole story

From Memphis to Ferguson: Devin James – The whole story

by Tony Jones

Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Memphis-born public relations professional Devin James has steadied himself after getting wobbled as part of a public relations team assisting the

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Authors –and their works – speak to ASALH mission

Authors –and their works – speak to ASALH mission

Toussaint Louverture, Nathaniel Turner, Sengbe Pieh, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman are familiar iconic symbols of heroism whose struggle in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean helped to change the status quo of their day: racism and slavery.

Celeste-Marie Bernier, the Dorothy K. Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at the University of Memphis, traces the lives and histories of these six men and women in her book, “Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination.”

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What’s up with Memphis youth?

 What’s up with Memphis youth?

Another weekend with a frightfully dangerous incident powered by unruly youths has area residents amping up the call for a crackdown on the perpetrators of such law-breaking behavior.

A 46-year-old mother and her 9-year-old daughter were swept up in an eruption of out-of-control youths following a football game at Central High School last Friday night (Sept. 26th). Sharon Mourning and her daughter were trapped in their car as dozens of youths jumped on, kicked and stomped the vehicle.

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