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House sponsor delays voucher vote amid flurry of amendments

The normally routine motion to delay the vote illustrated how closely divided the House is on the measure. It received just 51 votes – two more than the minimum to be adopted.

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Department of Education scraps online test after crashes

School officials across the state forced to halt testing on the first day of TNReady rollout.

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CRIME NOTES

Death penalty on table in officer's slaying; Man shot to death was brother of slain girl; Off-duty officer shoots intruder.

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When states run welfare, black children are the ones who get hurt

A recent report on Mississippi’s program reveals the total disregard for the lives of black children when it comes to welfare policy.

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White House hosts event celebrating black women and dance

“Honey, things are heating up at the White House!” That’s how Debbie Allen described Monday’s Black History Month event, which celebrated black women and dance.

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Black girls in Durham, N.C. school denied right to honor African heritage

What began as a celebration of Black History Month in Durham by wearing African head wraps, is now a protest over expression.

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THREE-POINT PLAY: Memphis falls to Portland in overtime

Grizzlies last home game until February 19 was one they were in a position to win.

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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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