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Front Page – EDITORIAL: Setting The Mid-South Tribune’s 2020 Agenda to Break the Chain  by Arelya J. Mitchell, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief (continued on page 4); “Trump Has a Great Chance to Win Black Support” by Raynard Jackson (continued on page 5); “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words” Now Playing in Theaters (continued on page 7); Essence Introduces A Micro-Economic Model for Underserved Communities (continued on page 9 and page 16); Q&A with Authors of “Coming Home: How Black Americans Will Re-Elect Trump (continued on page 10); Presidential Message on 150th Anniversary of 15th Amendment (continued on page 5); Did U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn Benefit from Tennessee Black Vote?; Denzel Washington to Speak at T.D. Jakes’ International Summit in April (continued on page 10).

Page 2:  During Bus Tour HUD Secretary Ben Carson Cuts Federal Barriers to Manufactured Housing and Announces Updates; Statement by NAREB on Upward Trend of Black Ownership Rate; UofM Law School Ranked 13th for African American Students by preLaw Magazine; A Review of “Steadfast Democrat: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior” Gives Answers Why Blacks Are Loyal to Democrat Party (continued on page 13); Black World 21st Century Founder Dr. Ron Daniels Launches Book “Still on this Journey” an Autobiography (continued on page 6); WKNO

Page 3: Jefferson County Officials Announce Plans to Preserve Where Dr. King Wrote His “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”; Philanthropist Avron B. Fogelman Donates Original Handwritten Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech to the University of Memphis; UofM V.O.T.E. – Voices of the Empowered

Page 4: “Trump and the Forgotten American” by Kay C. James (continued on page 5; State of the Union Indicates ‘Exponentially Brighter’ Future for Black Americans from Project 21 (continued on page 7); “The History of Black History” by Vernon E. Ash; A Black History Month Statement by U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn
Page 5:  A Different View: “Let’s Really Look at Fake History and the Constitutional Value of a Black Person in Historical Context” by Marilyn M. Singleton
Page 6: The White House Historical Association Launches New Research Initiative to Study Slavery in the President’s Neighborhood; President Trump Presents a Proclamation of African American History Month; Former Shelby County Mayor Releases Autobiography – As Sheriff, Morris Took MLK Assassin James Earl Ray into Custody; Do You Know This About Black History; American Cancer Society; PETA
Page 7: PUNCH TV Studios CEO Joseph Collins Announces Support for Byron Allen in Comcast Lawsuit; Southern Company Announces $50 Mil Initiative for Students at HBCUs for Entrepreneurships; Cadence Black History

Page 8: Dancing with Stars’ Reality Star Maks Chmerkovskiy to Appear at the Southern Women’s Show in Memphis March 6-8; Georgia on My Mind Celebrates Music of Ray Charles Nnenna Freelon and Kirk Whalum; Introducing the 19th: A Non-Profit and Nonpartisan Newsroom Founded to Empower America’s Women; Chief DD; Do You Know This About Black History?

Page 9: Jennifer Giddens Joins OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network as New Head of Marketing; Southern Women’s Show 2020 at Agricenter-Memphis, March 6-8

Page 10: SBA Announces Funding Competition to Train Women Veteran Entrepreneurs; Book Review: “Coming Home: How Black Americans Will Re-Elect Trump” Offers Statistics and Blueprint to Get African Americans to Return Home to Republican Party; Do You Know This About Black History? Profile Judge Henry Hastie of TN

Page 11: T.D. Jakes International Leadership Conference – April 30-May 2, 2020

Page 12: Kentucky Gov. Beshear Bestows Ceremonial Brigadier Star to Legendary Buffalo Soldier Col. Charles Young” By Charles Blatcher III; Remembering John Simpson, One of the Memphis State Eight Who Integrated What is Now University of Memphis; University of Memphis Football Tickets (continued from page 15)

Page 13: Book Reviews Continued; U.S. Census

Page 14: “The Obama Portraits” Is First Book about Creation of Official Artworks of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama; An Excerpt from “The Obama Portraits”; “The Journey of a Hidden Princess: A British Lady’s Path to Discovery of Her African Royal Bloodline” Provides an Intriguing Biography; Do You Know This About Black History?

Page 15: “Kentucky Gov. Bestows Ceremonial Brigadier Star to Legendary Buffalo Soldier Col. Young Who Was Denied Promotion under President Woodrow Wilson” By Charles Blatcher III (continued on page 15); Excerpt from State of the Union: President Donald Trump Promotes 100-year-Old Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee to Brigadier General (continued on page 12).

Page 16:  Nolan, Largest Black Architecture Firm Preps for NBA; Celebrate Black History Month and Every Month with Tubman’s Legacy of Freedom Created by OneUnited Bank, the Largest Black-Owned Bank in U.S.A.; Ava DuVernay Introduces Romantic Anthology Drama “Cherish the Day”, featuring Cicely Tyson- Achieves Full Gender Parity on Production (continued on page 14); NMSE and UNCF Launch STEM Teachers Prep Program for HBCUs; Frozen II

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Black History Month 2019 Edition

EDITORIAL: A New Black History in the 21st Century: Time to Separate the Black Wheat from the Black Chaff (continued on page 4)
Interview with Ron Butler on the HBCU CDA and Trump-led Opportunity Zones, (continued on page 2)
“Black Media Needs to do Its Job” by Raynard Jackson (continued on page 4)
“Free Black and 21!” by Marilyn Singleton, M.D., J.D. (continued on page 6)


Chaka Kham, Stacey Abrams, and Alice Walker Slated for 2019 Black Enterprise Woman of Power (continued on Page 10)
Do You Know This About Black History?


President Donald S. Trump’s Proclamation on the National African American History Month; 2019 Theme is Black Migrations (Page 3)
University of Memphis Black History Month: Black Migrations
UofM Receives $1.4 mil to Support First Generation College Students (continued on page 7)
Regions Bank Celebrates Black History Month with Scholarships Essay Contest for High School Students (continued on page 7)

Editorial: Time to Separate the Black Wheat from the Black Chaff (continued from Front Page)
Raynard Jackson is Nominated for Pulitzer Prize Award in Commentary (continued on page 6)
“Strange Things and Black Business” by Prof. W. B. Mitchell (continued on page 6)


Continuation of some features
“The Freedom Schools” by Jon N. Hale

Continuation of some features
American Cancer Society

American Bar Association Criticized by Black Activists for Promoting Social Justice over Black Student Achievement
Secretary DeVos Participates in Startup and Entrepreneurial Challenges and Opportunities

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Partners with Blackhouse Foundation for ‘David Makes a Man’ with Summer Release (Photos included)
University of Memphis Honors Stax Executive Al Bell with Authur S. Holman Achievement Award for Black History Month
Tickets for the Southern Heritage Classic Now on Sale
Save the Manatee

PBS American Master Profiles the Legendary Charley Pride Who Broke the Color Barrier and Stereotype in Country Music
Black Panther

Popular Southern Women’s Show Returns to Agricenter March 1-3 with Special Guest Savanna Chrisley
Lifetime Greenlights ‘Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal’
Southern Women’s Show March 1-3
Black Enterprise Presents SOAR Empowerment Series in Partnership with T.D. Jakes (continued on page 16)

Bishop T. D. Jakes Presents 2019 Pastors and Leadership Conference April 25-27 in Tampa Bay, Florida, Featuring Top Motivational Speakers, Movers, Shakers, and Doers
Mellon Foundation Partners with Association of Art Museum Directors, and American Alliance of Museums to Measure Increase of Black Curators (continued on page 15)

Book Reviews by Arelya J. Mitchell – Books reviewed are below:
“To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice” b Michael Honey (continued on page 13)
“Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom,” edited by Aram Goudsouzian and Charles W. McKinney, Jr. (continued on page 13)
“Black Bone: 25 Years of Affrilanchian Poets” Edited by Bianca Lynne Spriggs and Jeremy Paden (continued on page 13)

Article: ‘Separate: The Story of Plessy V. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation (continued on page 16)

100 Black Men of America Inc. Remembers Frank Robinson (continued on page 14)


“Kentucky Honors Native Son and Black Vets Salute Legendary Buffalo Soldier Col. Charles Young for Black History Month” by Charles Blatcher III

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Celebrates 99 Years of Service with Induction of Founder Viola Tyler Goings’ Daughter, Wynona Kidd

Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Raynard Jackson Explores ‘The Real State of the Black Union’ in a 21st Century U.S.A.

Black Enterprise Rebrands Summit to Make Splash into Charlotte for June 19-24; Summit Continues to be Presented by Nationwide (continued on page 16)

“The History of Black History” by Vernon E. Ash
“Why These Are the Historical Colors of the Black Information Highway?” Article explanation by Dr. Ron Daniels





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