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TALKING ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Best in Black ‘conversation’ yields a trio of action steps.

Best in Black ‘conversation’ yields a trio of action steps.

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#BLACKMENTALHEALTHMATTERS (Part 1)

Too often, African Americans suffer in silence.

Too often, African Americans suffer in silence.

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MOVEMENT IN MEMPHIS

Local activists active on multiple fronts.

Local activists active on multiple fronts.

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New disparity study charts a way forward

Consultants analyze City’s spending with minority- and women-owned businesses.

Consultants analyze City’s spending with minority- and women-owned businesses.

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City considering decriminalizing weed

Ordinance gets committee backing; Police Director Rallings not on board.

Ordinance gets committee backing; Police Director Rallings not on board.

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G☺☺D BLUE & Y☺U: Officer Jason True

On the first day school at Germantown High School, a familiar – and popular – figure greeted students. Germantown Police Department Officer Jason True, an 18-year veteran, has spent the last seven yea

On the first day school at Germantown High School, a familiar – and popular – figure greeted students. Germantown Police Department Officer Jason True, an 18-year veteran, has spent the last seven years as the school’s Resource officer.

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Boxing academy trains ‘champions for life’

Life-lessons taught in and out of the ring.

Life-lessons taught in and out of the ring.

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Why are affluent black families living in segregated & poor neighborhoods?

"One important thing to understand is that these housing policies that kept Blacks and Whites separate for so long, not only is it a social thing, but it's also an economic thing."

"One important thing to understand is that these housing policies that kept Blacks and Whites separate for so long, not only is it a social thing, but it's also an economic thing."

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5 ways to develop your child's self-esteem

“With effective resources, parents can learn to apply discipline without undermining their identity.”

“With effective resources, parents can learn to apply discipline without undermining their identity.”

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Where recreational marijuana is legal, should those in prison for weed crimes get a puff, puff, pass?

Pardons for nonviolent marijuana offenders in states where weed is legal are becoming part of the debate as more states consider legalizing cannabis.

Pardons for nonviolent marijuana offenders in states where weed is legal are becoming part of the debate as more states consider legalizing cannabis.

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Michelle Obama graces cover of Variety Magazine, talks being a product of pop culture

The first lady has successfully used pop culture to get the world’s attention.

The first lady has successfully used pop culture to get the world’s attention.

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Norvell attempting to continue Memphis' resurgence

Norvell begins his head coaching career this season by taking over for Justin Fuente, who turned around a traditionally losing program before Virginia Tech hired him away.

Norvell begins his head coaching career this season by taking over for Justin Fuente, who turned around a traditionally losing program before Virginia Tech hired him away.

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Chicago teacher welcomes kids back with his own rap video

Instead of sending out the boring, old, “Welcome Back” newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for his 4th grade students, and recorded a music video to go along with

Instead of sending out the boring, old, “Welcome Back” newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for his 4th grade students, and recorded a music video to go along with it!

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Los Angeles declares Aug. 24 Kobe Bryant Day

The city is celebrating Bryant’s accomplishments on and off the court.

The city is celebrating Bryant’s accomplishments on and off the court.

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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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