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BREAKING: Dialogue to continue on marijuana decriminalization

Full story coming in this week’s print edition of The New Tri-State Defender!

Full story coming in this week’s print edition of The New Tri-State Defender!

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Most Reverend Martin Holley named 5th Bishop of Memphis Diocese

October installation set for the successor to retiring Bishop J. Terry Steib.

October installation set for the successor to retiring Bishop J. Terry Steib.

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Legendary journalist, black press columnist George Curry remembered as champion of Civil Rights

Curry died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, August 20. He was 69.

Curry died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, August 20. He was 69.

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Nashville-to-Memphis flights coming; first time since 2013

Travelers going between Nashville and Memphis will have the opportunity to fly commercial for the first time in three years beginning next month.

Travelers going between Nashville and Memphis will have the opportunity to fly commercial for the first time in three years beginning next month.

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Federal Judge halts Obama transgender school bathroom rules

Advocates say it's a temporary setback in a struggle likely to reach the Supreme Court.

Advocates say it's a temporary setback in a struggle likely to reach the Supreme Court.

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Pills seized from Prince’s home mislabeled, contained Fentanyl

Authorities said a lethal combination of the drug was found in Prince's body at the time of death.

Authorities said a lethal combination of the drug was found in Prince's body at the time of death.

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John Legend developing Black Wall Street series for WGN

WGN is taking stories that matter and brining them to television.

WGN is taking stories that matter and brining them to television.

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Black women were too lazy to find work and 4 other myths of welfare reform

On Aug. 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, “ending welfare as we know it.” But what’s the real legacy left behind by welfare r

On Aug. 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, “ending welfare as we know it.” But what’s the real legacy left behind by welfare reform?

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Taking note of the 'Queen's' Passing!

Ruby Wilson was serenaded on Beale Street Friday afternoon.

Ruby Wilson was serenaded on Beale Street Friday afternoon.

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U.S. Justice Department says poor defendants can’t be held if they can’t afford bail

The Obama administration decrees that poor people deserve equal protection under the law, too.

The Obama administration decrees that poor people deserve equal protection under the law, too.

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‘What the hell do you have to lose?’ Why voters should question Trump’s business acumen

A new report reveals that Trump companies face up to $650 million in debt.

A new report reveals that Trump companies face up to $650 million in debt.

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Philando Castile scholarship planned for high school where he worked

Family and friends remember Philando Castile with love and respect for the role model he was to the children with which he worked as a local Minnesota high school.

Family and friends remember Philando Castile with love and respect for the role model he was to the children with which he worked as a local Minnesota high school.

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‘White Lives Matter’ group protests outside Houston NAACP

Members of a group of “White lives matter” protesters carried Confederate flags as they spoke out against the NAACP for what it called the organization’s “failure to speak out against the atrocities”

Members of a group of “White lives matter” protesters carried Confederate flags as they spoke out against the NAACP for what it called the organization’s “failure to speak out against the atrocities” of organizations like Black Lives Matter.

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Carmelo Anthony calls for national unity after Team USA basketball win

Anthony also announced that Rio de Janeiro would be his last Olympic appearance.

Anthony also announced that Rio de Janeiro would be his last Olympic appearance.

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Hurd, Kamara lead dynamic rushing attack for No. 9 Tennessee

Tennessee running backs Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara have notable contrasts on and off the field.

Tennessee running backs Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara have notable contrasts on and off the field.

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Changing the face of ‘Historical Corridor Lamar’

Bringing a vision into reality often involves a cleanup effort.

Bringing a vision into reality often involves a cleanup effort.

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‘And Justice For All’ sparked thought-provoking artistry

"(T)urning...pain and frustration into hope and unforgettable art.”

"(T)urning...pain and frustration into hope and unforgettable art.”

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Slam D.U.N.K.

Local sports radio show hosts youth basketball camp.

Local sports radio show hosts youth basketball camp.

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George Hunt brings ‘The Color of Blues’ to Buckman’s Levy Gallery

Opening reception on September 23.

Opening reception on September 23.

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Embraced by the community, Frayser Grafix and Tees owners are hugging back

'The clients that we get in Frayser aren’t just clients, they become friends.'

'The clients that we get in Frayser aren’t just clients, they become friends.'

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