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Need for jobs must be met with innovation, CBC tells President Obama

The Congressional Black Caucus – which marks its 40th anniversary this year – recently held its first full Caucus meeting with President Obama at the White House.

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<br />Northaven community looks to the future after flood

In his sixth year as principal at the northern Shelby County school, Padgett, who also doubles as a voice of the Northaven community, is doing his best to steer Northaven Elementary in the right direction after floods caused damage to the area. 

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For ‘Black Farmers’ spearhead, settlement’s OK is long overdue

A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the $1.25 billion class action settlement in the decades-old discrimination cases brought by black farmers. 

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Nobel Peace Prize nominee to speak at Summer Youth Conference

More than 2,000 teenagers and young adults are expected to attend the first Summer Youth Conference on UNITY and HOPE to be held in Memphis.

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Newberry fifth-graders celebrate ‘ordinary to extraordinary’ journey

At Newberry Elementary School at 5540 Newberry Avenue there is a focus on making the transformation from “ordinary to extraordinary.”

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BTW is rooted in community, Obama fits in

Forty-eight hours after President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address to Booker T. Washington’s Class of 2011, the neighborhood surrounding the South Memphis school still reverberated from the energy.

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River City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated turns page with new book, reception

 

The River City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated recently unveiled a hardcover book documenting its history since its inception 18 years ago.

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Men out of BTW’s past help look out for its future

 

The Rev. Herbert Davenport Jr. was determined to create a way for young men to enhance their self esteem and overcome negative influence.

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President Obama visits Memphis

Follow the Tri-State Defender on Twitter and Facebook for live coverage of President Obama's visit to Memphis and his Booker T. Washington High School commencement speech, and check back here for full coverage later in the day.

President Obama crowns BTW’s achievement

The story of Booker T. Washington High School’s race to the top of President Barack Obama’s High School Commencement Challenge can be told in myriad ways, but in every salient account, the students are the central characters.

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President Obama’s remarks at Booker T. Washington High School commencement

Even President Barack Obama will tell you that the day belonged to the Booker T. Washington High School graduating Class of 2011.

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Grizz playoffs run ends as Thunder rolls

 

Memphis believed and is now proud. It seems that the Grizzlies have changed the look of a franchise by winning over the hearts of many fans in a city that knows basketball.

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‘Anything and everything’ gets it done for Grizz in Game 6

 Mike Conley of the Grizzlies
“We came up big in this game,” said Mike Conley. “It was a must win where we had to do anything and everything to get by. All we can do is play hard and compete.”

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