Hey, dope fiend, put that NFL crack pipe down
11/2/2017 11:43:00 AM

By Jeffrey Boney Hey, dope fiend? Yeah, I’m talking to you. Don’t look around. We need to have a serious talk about your addiction to the National Football League (NFL). The truth is that, consuming the NFL on all of its various platforms, is like a drug for many of us (it’s just the plain truth)…and it’s extremely hard to get the “New Jack City” ‘pookies’ of the world to put down that NFL pipe, because it’s calling them every day, all day. These NFL dope fiends can’t get enough of watching their...

A bright light of Black press goes out: Bernal Smith dies at 45
11/2/2017 11:10:46 AM

By Stacy M. Brown Bernal E. Smith II, the president and publisher of the Tri-State Defender and a well-known civic leader in Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday. Smith was 45. The Tri-State Defender, among the longest running African-American newspapers in the country and a member publication of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, noted on its website that Smith was with his family when he was found Sunday, October 22. “The New Tri-State Defender and its management board was devastated when we learned that Mr. Smith had passed,” associate publisher Karanja...

Ask Alma: Taking care of my elderly parents is taking a toll
11/2/2017 11:06:58 AM

By Alma Gill Dear Alma: I am a 64 year-old divorced woman who lives with my father. Some years ago, when my marriage fell apart, and Mom was diagnosed with dementia, I moved back home to help my dad with her. I was also working part-time, so I couldn't afford my own apartment. Two years ago, Dad and I could no longer care for Mom at home, so we put her in a care facility, and I retired. During this time, I have made new friends, three of them live in the state of New Mexico. A few months ago, I went to visit these friends, and fell in love with New Mexico. The cost of living...