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American Heart Association makes online push to boost the health and well-being of multicultural communities

EmPowered To Serve program debuts as an online mega-community of diverse individuals and organizations.

EmPowered To Serve program debuts as an online mega-community of diverse individuals and organizations.

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How technology and social media spawned a new civil rights movement

“The revolution will not only be televised, but apparently it will be uploaded, downloaded, streamed, posted and tweeted as well.”

“The revolution will not only be televised, but apparently it will be uploaded, downloaded, streamed, posted and tweeted as well.”

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‘I’m Ben Carson and I’m a candidate for president’

Famed neurosurgeon announces White House campaign.

Famed neurosurgeon announces White House campaign.

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Abuse and torment: When reality television finally gets real

Phaedra Parks would not say if she had been the victim of physical violence, but the fear and terror she suffered might have been enough to give network executives pause.

Phaedra Parks would not say if she had been the victim of physical violence, but the fear and terror she suffered might have been enough to give network executives pause.

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Final day of 2015 NFL Draft yields the names of two U of M Tigers

Bobby McCain and Martin Ifedi get draft notices.

Bobby McCain and Martin Ifedi get draft notices.

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Vice President Biden touts community policing at NAACP event

Referencing outrage over the treatment of African-American men by police, Biden pointed to the successes of federally funded community policing programs that required officers to meet with residents.

Referencing outrage over the treatment of African-American men by police, Biden pointed to the successes of federally funded community policing programs that required officers to meet with residents and business owners in their patrol areas.

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SOUND OFF: Should Mayweather and Pacquiao have a ‘do-over’?

Mayweather has one fight remaining with Showtime as part of his six-fight agreement with the network. Will he find a new opponent or take on Manny Pacquiao for a second time?

Mayweather has one fight remaining with Showtime as part of his six-fight agreement with the network. Will he find a new opponent or take on Manny Pacquiao for a second time?

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Conley-less Grizzlies fall to Warriors in Game 1 Semifinals

Marc Gasol had 21 points and Zach Randolph finished with 20 points but the two big men’s contributions weren’t enough to offset Golden State’s sharpshooters.

Marc Gasol had 21 points and Zach Randolph finished with 20 points but the two big men’s contributions weren’t enough to offset Golden State’s sharpshooters.

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All in the family

Relatives who are caregivers – like Britiny’s grandmother – are willing to care for the children, but often need financial or other help to appropriately meet their children’s needs.

Relatives who are caregivers – like Britiny’s grandmother – are willing to care for the children, but often need financial or other help to appropriately meet their children’s needs.

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‘Women of Excellence’ lauded for achievement

On April 25, The New Tri-State Defender held its annual Women of Excellence Ceremony.

On April 25, The New Tri-State Defender held its annual Women of Excellence Ceremony.

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Digital Content Contributors

The New Tri-State Defender is seeking digital content contributors for tsdmemphis.com, TSD-TV and the new TSD podcast.

The New Tri-State Defender is seeking digital content contributors for tsdmemphis.com, TSD-TV and the new TSD podcast.

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OPENING THIS WEEK: Kam’s Kapsules: 5/2/15

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

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Ben E. King dead at 76, ‘Stand By Me’ an American classic

Lead singer for the Drifters and a solo star famous for “Stand by Me,” ”There Goes My Baby” and “Spanish Harlem,” has died.

Lead singer for the Drifters and a solo star famous for “Stand by Me,” ”There Goes My Baby” and “Spanish Harlem,” has died.

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Prediction: Winner of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao voting on social media

Ready in time for Mayweather and Pacquaio, a new platform developed for fans of any sport to pick a winner and receive direct polling data from millions of voters.

Ready in time for Mayweather and Pacquaio, a new platform developed for fans of any sport to pick a winner and receive direct polling data from millions of voters.

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B.B. King in hospice care at his Las Vegas home

After falling ill while on tour last fall, legendary blues musician B.B. King is in hospice care.

After falling ill while on tour last fall, legendary blues musician B.B. King is in hospice care.

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Rage to relief in Baltimore as 6 officers charged

Baltimore’s prosecutor charged officers with felonies in Freddie Gray’s death

Baltimore’s prosecutor charged officers with felonies in Freddie Gray’s death

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Tennessee Titans Draft Mariota

Titans selected Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota No. 2 overall Thursday night.

Titans selected Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota No. 2 overall Thursday night.

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Ignored: African-American women killed by police

The Black Lives Matter movement must recognize the killing of African-American women as well as African-American men.

The Black Lives Matter movement must recognize the killing of African-American women as well as African-American men.

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How play supports early childhood development

Play is one of the four simple but important activities that parents are encouraged to engage your child in regularly.

Play is one of the four simple but important activities that parents are encouraged to engage your child in regularly.

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LOC and U of M working to change an unhealthy picture

Addressing substance abuse and the spread of HIV

Addressing substance abuse and the spread of HIV

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