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Sat04192014

Greater Metro

Open house beckons children and parents to Kamp KSI

Alisha Tillery/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
Open house beckons children and parents to Kamp KSI

Inside Kairos Services, double doors opened, and children ran excitedly to a large table set up with green and gold pawns. Rather than video games and...

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Where are all the black baseball superstars?

Stefen Lovelace/theGrio
Where are all the black baseball superstars?

Jackie Robinson Day – celebrated this week – is the annual day when Major League Baseball celebrates the incredible change and integration Robinson he...

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Entertainment

Prince ends 17-year war with Warner Bros.

Chris Witherspoon/theGrio
Prince ends 17-year war with Warner Bros.

Who can forget Prince's highly publicized split from his record label Warner Bros. in 1996?

The "When Doves Cry" singer scrawled the word "slave" on hi...

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‘Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache’

Kam Williams
‘Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache’

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a drilling rig owned and operated by British Petroleum (BP), exploded, spilling over 50 million barrels of o...

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Sports

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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Grizz take seventh seed with OT win over Dallas

Kelley Evans
Grizz take seventh seed with OT win over Dallas

On Wednesday night in FedExForum, Memphis' Grizzlies clawed and clawed until the clock ran out in overtime. It took every ounce of that regular season...

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Religion

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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Will ‘Noah’ film survive the flood of criticism from Christians?

Chris Witherspoon/theGrio
Will ‘Noah’ film survive the flood of criticism from Christians?

The new bible epic "Noah" hit theaters nationwide Friday amid a storm of controversy.

The $130 million film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Osc...

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Business

Looking beyond the bull market

Charles Sims Jr.
Looking beyond the bull market

When the latest bull market for U.S. stocks reached the five-year mark on March 10, 2014, only five bulls had lasted longer. The Standard & Poor's...

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Natural hair: Doing business with ‘a movement’

Carlee McCullough
Natural hair: Doing business with ‘a movement’

Maintenance of natural hair is not just a science; it is an art. Additionally, it is now a unique profit center for black hair care companies, divisio...

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News

Ole Miss frat chapter closed in wake of Noose incident

Lynette Holloway/The Root
Ole Miss frat chapter closed in wake of Noose incident

The parent organization of a University of Mississippi fraternity has closed the campus' chapter, nearly two months after expelling three members char...

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Harlem’s ‘Gang of Four is no more’

Donovan X. Ramsey/theGrio
Harlem’s ‘Gang of Four is no more’

New York City lost one of its most powerful progressive forces Wednesday with the passing of Basil Paterson.

As a member of the influential "Gang of Fo...

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Opinion

Students should withdraw from some credit card programs

Tri-State Defender Newsroom
Students should withdraw from some credit card programs

As 21st Century employers continue to seek a highly-trained workforce, the marketable value of a college education has never been higher. At the same ...

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Is a sex tape key to a successful relationship?

Myron Mays
Is a sex tape key to a successful relationship?

Big talk this week is the leaked sex tape between "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" stars Mimi and Nikko. If you haven't heard about this or at least heard, ...

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