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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to host Southern Regional Conference in Memphis

The Memphis and Shelby County Tennessee Alumnae Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host 4,000 “women in red” at the 43rd Southern Regional Conference.

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TSD Health fair – a day to move

 

Virginia Lawrence and Bessie T. Gray were among a group of seniors who participated in the Tri-State Defender’s Let’s Move Memphis Health Fair and Family Fun Day anchored at the new Manassas High School.

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Message to the village: No time to rest, says Dr. Alvin Poussaint

Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint – widely known and regarded for his collaboration on the ultra successful “The Cosby Show” – still believes in the core message of the book he and Bill Cosby released in 2007.

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Educators learn how not to teach children about slavery

How to teach the facts of Negro slavery in America to schoolchildren historically has been fraught with tension and controversy. Last month, proof of that sore spot surfaced again.

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In South Africa, First Lady asks: ‘What generation will you be?’

First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday noted the achievements of 76 young women leaders from South Africa and across the continent of Africa during her address to the Young African Women Leader’s Forum.

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If blacks lose ground, can Memphis make progress?

On Tuesday night, an intergenerational coalition gathered at City Hall to argue that widespread loss of public jobs might strip many hard-working Memphians of rights won during the civil rights movement.

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African-American? No; American? Yes, says GOP candidate Cain

When Bloomberg News interviewed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, the conservative said he did not like to be labeled as “African-American” – instead, he said he preferred “American.”

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‘Educational crisis for young men or color’

A study issued this week on educational experience observed, “…Men, especially minority men, lag behind their female counterparts in college access, educational attainment and employment. 

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Threatened by spring floods, Girls’ Inc. delivers with 65th Anniversary Celebration

 

The final month leading up to the 65th anniversary of Girls Inc. of Memphis and its celebratory luncheon was filled with myriad challenges linked to the Great Flood of 2011.

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Minority health equity to get CHEER conference support

The Consortium for Health Education, Economic Empowerment and Research (CHEER) will host a three-day regional conference to promote health equity among minority communities beginning June 20.

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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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