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Bernal E. Smith II

President and Publisher, Tri-State Defender, a Real Times Media, Inc.


B.B.A., Rhodes College. M.B.A., Union University. Tri-State Defender is one of oldest African-American newspapers in U.S. Selected as one of “The Grio 100 History Makers in the Making.” Served on the Rhodes College International Alumni Board of Directors. President of the 100 Black Men of Memphis, Inc. Board Member, Black Business Association and Urban Child Development Advisory Council. Founding Member, Coalition for a Better Memphis.

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Industry: Media
Issue: May 2011