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GOP chairman: Party competing for African-American votes

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BOSTON – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a national convention of black journalists on Thursday that the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the 2016 presidential race.
 
Priebus also said he's confident the party will take back the U.S. Senate from Democrat control and add more seats to its majority in the U.S. House in this year's midterm elections.

Importance of high school pitched at 4-week boot camp

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The Memphis Challenge 9/10 Movement four-week boot camp for rising 9th and 10th grade students culminated Wednesday with its closing ceremony and small business presentations at Christian Brothers University.
 
 
Forty-nine students were exposed to a variety of skills and knowledge that led to creating one-year vision boards, learning to accept personal responsibility, building self-esteem and improving their public speaking. Christian Brothers University hosted the camp and led the ENACTUS entrepreneurship component (enactus.org) with a team of interns.

At Kamp KSI, unlocking global competencies is a chest move away

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Kevin Monroe, 9, and Evan Bean, 10, stare intently at the pieces on a chess table. Kevin moves a pawn and looks at Evan. “You can do whatever you want to do now…” he says. 
 
“I know what I won’t do,” says Evan, as he slides a piece to a green space. 
 
The two cousins are just two of many children attending Kairos Services’ Kamp KSI summer camp. A nonprofit that works to help people become self-sufficient through employment, Kairos is committed to unlocking children’s global competencies by teaching children ages 6 to12 various disciplines to foster critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.

UTHSC’S growing presence on the pharmaceutical stage

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With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center preparing to build a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility on campus it’s easy to see why the university’s executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer has such an abiding interest in pharmaceutical safety.
 
Dr. Ken Brown took that interest to New York City recently where he talked to the World Korean Medical Organization about pharmaceutical supply chain safety. His role as guest speaker at the international health care convention reflects UTHSC’s growing presence on the national and international pharmaceutical stage.

TSD endorses Ricky E. Wilkins in 9th Congressional District

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The New Tri-State Defender received completed questionnaires from incumbent Steve Cohen and attorney Ricky E. Wilkins in the Democratic Primary for the 9th Congressional District. We will publish the questionnaires with the candidates’ responses on our website, TSDMemphis.com.
 
In 2010, the TSD endorsed Congressman Cohen over former Mayor Dr. Willie W. Herenton. At the time, Cohen was the right choice for the right reasons, which our endorsement detailed this way: