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Greater Metro

Early voting setup branded ‘voter suppression’

Tony Jones
Early voting setup branded ‘voter suppression’

Registered voters interested in casting their ballots as soon as possible for the May 6th primary elections can call 901-401-0599 to get a free ride t...

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County government ‘movers’ convene in Shelby County

Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
County government ‘movers’ convene in Shelby County

Hundreds of county officials from all over the country are gathering this week in Shelby County for the 30th Annual Economic Development Conference of...

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Entertainment

‘Oldest African-American living in Elaine, Ark.’ is a world-class woman of excellence

Wiley Henry
‘Oldest African-American living in Elaine, Ark.’ is a world-class woman of excellence

She has lived more than the Bible's promise of three scores and 10. In fact, Sarah Jackson Bobo, born April 28, 1924, in Hookpur, Ark., is poised to c...

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Hip Hop Union and The Black Press of America build on bond

Tri-State Defender Newsroom
Hip Hop Union and The Black Press of America build on bond

The National Newspaper Publishers Association – The Black Press of America – and the Hip Hop Union have joined forces to eliminate the communication b...

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Sports

‘Grit and Grind’ still fresh game plan for Grizz

Tri-State Defender Newsroom
‘Grit and Grind’ still fresh game plan for Grizz

When the Memphis Grizzlies take the floor of the FedExForum on Thursday night, the buzz from the Game 2 victory in Oklahoma City will have given way t...

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Shattering the NCAA exploitive business model

Everett Glenn/NNPA News Service
Shattering the NCAA exploitive business model

The recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision granting Northwestern University football players the right to unionize, if upheld, will sha...

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Religion

Take ownership of your pride and unforgiveness button

Lucy Shaw
Take ownership of your pride and unforgiveness button

Dear Lucy: I divorced my husband ten years ago. We have one child and now he is seventeen. His father has never paid child support and I have never don...

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When things get unbearably rough, make a plan to get going

Lucy Shaw
When things get unbearably rough, make a plan to get going

Dear Lucy: I work for a company where I get to see a lot of what really goes on because my job is at a low level in the organization. People assume tha...

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Business

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: The business of landscaping

Carlee McCullough
ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: The business of landscaping

The beautiful May flowers nurtured by April showers are usually accompanied by overgrown grass and weeds. With very little upfront investment, a lucra...

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How to make sure a helping hand doesn’t make you go broke

Lynette Holloway/The Root
How to make sure a helping hand doesn’t make you go broke

When a university failed recently to award Marlon D. Cousin's nephew thousands of dollars in anticipated financial aid, the managing partner of an Atl...

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News

April is National Minority Health Month

Tri-State Defender Newsroom
April is National Minority Health Month

(PRNewswire) – April is National Minority Health Month, which provides a platform from which to pitch the message that some minorities have higher inc...

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Mental illness is our dirty little secret

Julianne Malveaux
Mental illness is our dirty little secret

I'm tired, my sisterfriend says. I don't know how much longer I can hold on. As I hear her I have a couple of choices. One is to tell her to get with ...

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Opinion

Amnesty for illegals can’t be defended

Raynard Jackson/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
Amnesty for illegals can’t be defended

I am totally perplexed by Republicans who advocate amnesty for those who entered the U.S. illegally. We Republicans are supposed to be the party of la...

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No, after the Schuette case, Affirmative Action isn’t going to be OK

David Swerdlick/The Root
No, after the Schuette case, Affirmative Action isn’t going to be OK

Above the Law's Elie Mystal doesn't think that affirmative action supporters need to hyperventilate over Tuesday's Supreme Court decision in Schuette ...

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