Tue04152014

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Survival guide

When challenges arrive, families need to know what to do and where to turn for help. That’s the backdrop for Tri-State Defender’s 2011 Survival Guide.

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TSD connects with the ‘Bobby O’Jay Morning Show’

The New Tri-State Defender is proud to announce a great new partnership with WDIA and Clear Channel Radio’s “Bobby O’Jay Morning Show”. 

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Memphis memorial to martyrs to murder

As the names of 111 people murdered in Memphis last year were read aloud at Caritas Village, a somber crowd wept, prayed and reflected upon the sorrows of the families left behind.

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<br />Council’s Conrad pushes back on pushback to privatization

Kemp Conrad has been the target of anonymously posted videos on YouTube and personal threats delivered via Twitter since he suggested a new contract for the sanitation department and its historic union.

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To those who love children: Is your health, good for them?

My epiphany came the day I told Jessica, yet again, about her bad eating habits and she responded, “Well, Mom, you’re fat too.” 

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County Commission votes two percent raise for employees

For a brief time on Wednesday, Shelby County had a budget proposal that was balanced.

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BET Awards plans Mobile Tour stop at Juneteenth Festival

The 18th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival is set to kick off in Douglass Park in North Memphis June 17-19. 

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Vocalist Toni Green to headline Juneteenth festival

Memphis songstress Toni Green has been tapped to headline the roster of talent at this year’s 18th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival.

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Are the kids out of the car?

Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich, Child Advocacy Center Executive Director Nancy Williams and area law enforcement are reminding citizens to exercise caution with children in automobiles this summer.

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Ceremony serves as a ‘thank you’ to ’68 sanitation workers

 

“It takes many kind of leaders to change the world. The 1968 sanitation workers’ struggles represent those leaders that change the course of public service,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

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Grizz Coach Hollins nets a day of honor for a season of hard work

 O.J. Mayo and Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins

Amid a marathon City Council meeting to hash out a city budget, Mayor A C Wharton, City Council Chairman Myron Lowery and other council members paused to recognize Hollins for a job well done.

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Health briefs

Health related news items including a heart-health seminar and free health screenings

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Remembering Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

“It started here in a log cabin and a cotton patch. If it hadn’t been for Benjamin Mays, there probably wouldn’t have been a Martin Luther King.”  

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