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Tennessee Black Caucus seeks apology from GOP lawmaker

Calling her Facebook post “racist,” Caucus calls for removal of Rep. Sheila Butt from House leadership position.

Calling her Facebook post “racist,” Caucus calls for removal of Rep. Sheila Butt from House leadership position.

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All-Star games need 3Rs: review, revamp and reestablishment

The NBA All-Star Game and the NFL Pro Bowl need upgrades and here are some recommendations for the commissioners.

The NBA All-Star Game and the NFL Pro Bowl need upgrades and here are some recommendations for the commissioners.

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The MOVE bombing 30 years later

Lessons learned – and yet to be learned – probed at panel discussion at Community College of Philadelphia.

Lessons learned – and yet to be learned – probed at panel discussion at Community College of Philadelphia.

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Children need early exposure to a strong language and literacy environment

Early language and literacy development affects academic and life outcomes.

Early language and literacy development affects academic and life outcomes.

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It matters: Media representation of black lives

“Indirectly and sometimes quite directly, the media perpetuates racism, classism, ageism and disgust both within and outside of the black community.”

“Indirectly and sometimes quite directly, the media perpetuates racism, classism, ageism and disgust both within and outside of the black community.”

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Rousing farewell concert is a testament of love for Shontelle Norman-Beatty

The Gospel recording artist is relocating to Houston.

The Gospel recording artist is relocating to Houston.

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C.J. ‘Superstar’Morgan – worthy of praise and our support

Memphis Music Monday on March 2nd will be a benefit for the health-challenged radio personality.

Memphis Music Monday on March 2nd will be a benefit for the health-challenged radio personality.

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Memphis goes down in ‘physical game’

No. 21 SMU beats Memphis 66-57.

No. 21 SMU beats Memphis 66-57.

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NBA trailblazer dies at 86

Earl Lloyd was the first African-American player in the NBA.

Earl Lloyd was the first African-American player in the NBA.

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Stand-your-ground panel probes #BlackLivesMatter and more

Exchange at the University of Memphis put a current-events spin on African American History Month.

Exchange at the University of Memphis put a current-events spin on African American History Month.

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Wrong about Sherra Wright?

TSD exclusive: NBA star Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife.

TSD exclusive: NBA star Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife.

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Dr. Bettye J. Alston – ‘Always uplifting’

The pastor of New Beginning Ministries and the owner of Inside & Out Wellness Center left a caring legacy.

The pastor of New Beginning Ministries and the owner of Inside & Out Wellness Center left a caring legacy.

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‘Father’ to many, Barron McGlothin passes at 53

“Baba” – as he was known to many –managed some of the industry’s top gospel artists.

“Baba” – as he was known to many –managed some of the industry’s top gospel artists.

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Stax students tap protest music to shape Black History Month salute

Theme: ‘The Art of Healing’

Theme: ‘The Art of Healing’

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What Lucious Lyon has taught Terrence Howard about the man he can be

“Empire” star shares why he returned to the small screen, what he thinks of his character Lucious Lyon and how it feels to work with Taraji P. Henson again.

“Empire” star shares why he returned to the small screen, what he thinks of his character Lucious Lyon and how it feels to work with Taraji P. Henson again.

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Dori Maynard, diversity champion, dies at 56

The president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education kept alive the memory and goals of her father, the institute’s co-founder.

The president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education kept alive the memory and goals of her father, the institute’s co-founder.

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Without hate crime, U.S. limited in prosecuting Zimmerman

Will the decision in the Trayvon Martin case be a harbinger of how the Justice Department rules in two other high-profile deaths of unarmed African-American men?

Will the decision in the Trayvon Martin case be a harbinger of how the Justice Department rules in two other high-profile deaths of unarmed African-American men?

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Byron Allen files $20 billion discrimination lawsuit against Comcast and Al Sharpton

Lawsuit alleges his production company has been discriminated against and not granted distribution on Comcast or Time Warner.

Lawsuit alleges his production company has been discriminated against and not granted distribution on Comcast or Time Warner.

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African Americans by the numbers

The U.S. Census Bureau has created a by-the-numbers picture of African Americans with African-American History Month as the context.

The U.S. Census Bureau has created a by-the-numbers picture of African Americans with African-American History Month as the context.

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No federal charges against George Zimmerman

Breaking News: Prosecutors say they did not have enough evidence to prove Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated.

Prosecutors say they did not have enough evidence to prove Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated.

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