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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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Briefs & things

Short news items from around the community

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Raleigh Egypt students make congressional connection

 

Student participants in the Memphis Career Connection Program at Raleigh Egypt High School recently met with Congressman Steve Cohen.

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Cancer study issues special call for African Americans in Memphis

A massive study is underway to develop ways to prevent cancer, and Americans from all ethnic groups are being asked to participate – and help save lives.

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The Med and BlueCross partner to create patient-centered medical home

The Med has partnered with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to establish a Patient-Centered Medical Home for BlueCross members in Memphis at their five Health Loop primary care sites.

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Scott sisters’ suffering: a sign of criminal justice failures

“After we are pardoned we want to go out across the country and speak out about abuse of blacks in prison,” Jamie Scott, 38, told a gathering of supporters.

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Does Cupid play politics?

Though “variety is the spice of life” and “opposites attract,” most people marry only those whose political views align with their own, according to new research from Rice University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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<br />BTW video entry reflects behind-the-scenes support

When President Barack Obama speaks at Booker T. Washington High School’s commencement exercises on Monday (May 16), Lauryn DuValle will be somewhere smiling. 

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Atlantans get preview of King Memorial

Visitors from Atlanta, including Martin Luther King III and his wife, Arndrea, recently joined Ambassador and Mrs. Andrew Young for a private tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

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