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Fri04182014

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‘In character, in manner, and in style we salute you’

The Memphis Botanic Garden was all lit up in a bloom of flowers, and the Tri-State Defender Women of Excellence “High Tea” Awards Reception was awash in spring colors.

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For young adults, beliefs about health clash with risky behavior

Nine out of 10 Americans between ages 18-24 believe they’re living healthy lifestyles – yet engage in behaviors that could put them at risk of stroke.

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C-USA donates sportswear to aid sports leagues

Conference USA (C-USA) has donated quality apparel to youth sports leagues implemented by Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization based in Kansas City, Mo.

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<br />The Power of One: BTW steps closer to a visit from President Obama

The Tri-State Defender extended Booker T. Washington High School Principal Alisha Kiner an invitation to write an open letter to those who have supported BTW in its amazing journey. She accepted. 

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<br />BTW one step closer to visit from President Obama

Congressman Steve Cohen announced Monday that Booker T. Washington High School of Memphis is one of three schools that received the most online votes in this year’s Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge.

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‘Better team’ beats Spurs

“Believe Memphis” – the Memphis Grizzlies campaign slogan – has made the translation from words to action. If fans didn’t believe before, they surely believe now.

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Grizz, Spurs deliver Game 5 thriller

San Antonio forced the Grizz into a Game 6 via an overtime battle that ended in a 110-103 victory.

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Grizzlies playoff Game 6 to tip-off at 8 p.m. Friday on SportSouth

Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round Playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs will tip-off at 8 p.m. (CT) on Friday, April 29 at FedExForum.

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What bothered me about the Barry Bonds case?

I don’t particularly like the attitude of former San Francisco Giants player Barry Bonds.

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President Barack Obama: ‘We do not have time for this kind of silliness’

THE PRESIDENT: As many of you have been briefed, we provided additional information today about the site of my birth.

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President Obama launches nationwide outreach to African Americans

President Obama and his administration will reach out to African Americans in coming months in a campaign to detail what the president is doing for them.

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<br />Search for cell phone video underway in Yates case

Attorney Robert Spence said an intensive search is underway for more cell phone video and eyewitnesses accounts of the controversial arrest of Veronica Yates on April 17.

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Briefs & things

Short news items of interest from around the community

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