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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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Blacks dying for lack of black help

Despite the African-American community’s high need for major organs, statistics show they are the lowest ethnic group of registered donors.

Despite the African-American community’s high need for major organs, statistics show they are the lowest ethnic group of registered donors.

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Cherishing history that’s in your attic

If you are a citizen of the world, race notwithstanding, you have some hidden history in your attic.

If you are a citizen of the world, race notwithstanding, you have some hidden history in your attic.

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NEWS ROUNDUP - 2-24-15

Memphis & school suspensions; Prep teams caught tanking; Theft sentence for former high school bookkeeper; more!

Memphis & school suspensions; Prep teams caught tanking; Theft sentence for former high school bookkeeper; more!

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Louisville campus police: Jones threatened to ‘smack’ woman

Details surface after Memphis native kicked off team.

Details surface after Memphis native kicked off team.

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Down to the wire, Grizz push past Clippers

Grit-and-grind show in L.A. goes to Memphis.

Grit-and-grind show in L.A. goes to Memphis.

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Solicitor: Fan in Paris incident apologizes, denies racism

Investigation continues in incident that involved soccer fans chanting: “We’re racist and that’s the way we like it.”

Investigation continues in incident that involved soccer fans chanting: “We’re racist and that’s the way we like it.”

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‘Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!’ activist says Ferguson struggle far from over

Call issued for masses of young people to gather in the St. Louis area for planned March protests to signal the fight isn’t over.

Call issued for masses of young people to gather in the St. Louis area for planned March protests to signal the fight isn’t over.

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Common and John Legend’s “Glory-ous” Oscar acceptance speeches

It was their duty to speak out, given the stage and setting of the Oscars, says Common.

It was their duty to speak out, given the stage and setting of the Oscars, says Common.

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New study fills in the gap on African-American girls

Subjective stereotypes often lead teachers and school administrators to over-discipline African-American girls.

Subjective stereotypes often lead teachers and school administrators to over-discipline African-American girls.

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