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Super Bowl 50: Twitter reacts to Beyoncé and Bruno Mars’ halftime show

Some joked that Coldplay was just “cold” without Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

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Stanford study: ‘Culturally relevant’ teaching boosts GPA, attendance for at-risk youth

So why not make it universal?

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When the lights go out: Remembering Sandra Bland

Beginning this month, The New Tri-State Defender will periodically feature Memphis-area bloggers such as Timothy “Urban Thoughts” Moore on TSDMemphis.com. Here is a sampling of what is to come.

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If you’ve never questioned Tom Brady’s or Bill Belichick’s lack of humility, don’t question Cam Newton’s

Imagine yourself losing the biggest game of your career, how humble would you be?

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How black men find success in college

New study: While high-achieving black male students aren't immune from racial stereotypes, they have found a way to push back against them — often through taking on confidence-building campus leadership roles that can change perceptions….

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Big Boi says OutKast turned down an offer to perform at the Super Bowl

OutKast could have performed at the Super Bowl, Big Boi recently revealed on ESPN’s 'The Dan LeBatard Show.'

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Goodwin, Lawson score 20 apiece as the University of Memphis beats Cincy 63-59

Tigers hold on for victory; square conference record at .500.

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Staxtacular 2016:

The Grizzlies annual fundraiser for Stax Music Academy put wordsmith to the test.

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On and off the court, Bellevue Middle School produced winners this season.

Championships for the boys and girls teams were anchored with a shared commitment to be student athletes.

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Clean schools, big hearts

GCA Services turns custodial contracts into opportunities for Memphis.

GCA Services turns custodial contracts into opportunities for Memphis

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CDC’s warning to women about drinking and birth control is long overdue

The CDC has finally taken substantial action on the problem of fetal alcohol exposure.

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MONEY MATTERS

Ways you can prevent identity theft.

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Jay Z’s 'Tidal' donates $1.5M to Black Lives Matter

Jigga is putting his money where his mouth is by supporting local and national organizations that center black life and justice.

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HBCU football stars had a coming-out party at Super Bowl I

Without any television or much newspaper coverage, the exceptional football being played at the nation’s HBCUs was a little-known national story until the AFC started recruiting its stars in a bid to compete.

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LEGACY: Maurice White – the Spirit Leader of Earth, Wind and Fire

“Maurice White saw in his astrological chart the Memphis dirt of his childhood, the wind around his musical career as a young Chicago drummer, and the fire generated by the new funk groups…”

“Maurice White saw in his astrological chart the Memphis dirt of his childhood, the wind around his musical career as a young Chicago drummer, and the fire generated by the new funk groups…”

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Celebrate African-American History Month with the soulful side of pork

Chef Tre Wilcox shares his secrets to maintaining rich and savory soul food flavors without packing on the calories.

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Top 4 political reasons to root for, or against, a team in the Super Bowl

Forget about favorites, football can be about politics too.

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50 Cent blames Diddy for murder of Tupac: ‘he killed Tupac’

In a new documentary this spring, LAPD detective Greg Kading alleges what many have believed for some time about Tupac Shakur’s murder: Diddy did it.

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Kanye West says ‘Waves’ is a ‘gospel album with a lot of cursing,’ gets help from Kirk Franklin

Kanye West says that his new album is receiving a little heavenly help.

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KAM’S KAPS: For movies opening February 5, 2016.

Actress, model Laura Harrier plays Dorothy Cuda in “4th Man Out.”

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