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The New Tri-State Defender is a national award winning publication

TSD contributors net two awards from the 2017 Merit Awards Competition held by the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation.

TSD contributors net two awards from the 2017 Merit Awards Competition held by the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation.

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Michael Brown’s family settles wrongful death lawsuit for over $1M

The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Mo., paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown’s parents, the city attorney said Friday.

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JOY gives children an opportunity to work

Fifty-eight young people are working this summer because of a call to action given by the Memphis Office of Youth Services, under the direction of Ike Griffith, special assistant to Mayor Jim Strickland and the director of the Memphis Office of Youth Services.

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Gil’s Goodwill: The ‘Book of Black Heroes’ interview

For nearly three decades, writer/author Gil L. Robertson IV has used the written word to enlighten, empower and uplift.

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About Emmett Till’s dad

Much has also been written over the years about Emmett Till’s mother, who sought justice for the horrific lynching of her 14-year-old son. But what about Emmett Till’s father? Why has nothing been written about him?

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THE CULTURAL COACH

Workplaces need to address hidden biases so all workers can succeed.

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LEGACY: The Rev. Dr. Fred C. Lofton

Pastor Emeritus of Metropolitan Baptist Church and Bible scholar passes away.

Pastor Emeritus of Metropolitan Baptist Church and Bible scholar passes away.

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Jobs, hope served at My Brother’s Keeper Alliance event

Pathways to Success and Young Men of Color Opportunity Summit rewards several hundred young black men drawn to the Cook Convention Center.

Pathways to Success and Young Men of Color Opportunity Summit rewards several hundred young black men drawn to the Cook Convention Center.

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Memphis start with no NBA draft picks, come away with two prospects

Grizzlies nabs Rabb, Brooks in second round.

Grizzlies nabs Rabb, Brooks in second round.

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Former Tigers will meet former Vols in a charity game

Former players from the University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will meet meet on the hardwood Saturday, renewing a cross-state rivalry in the name of charity.

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After touring with Janet Jackson, Harris making moves of her own

A Memphian is representing well on NBC’s “World of Dance,” advancing to the next round of the TV dance competition. As one half of the dance duo “KynTay,” Kendall Harris showed up and showed out

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Expect an explosion of motion at ‘All Dance Expo’ this weekend

If you come to the All Dance Expo lookin’ for some “jookin,’” well you’ll get that — and plenty more.

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76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

Fultz and Ball led a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft, which received a jolt early in the first round when the Chicago Bulls traded Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Turn the shooter in!

Killing of two year old prompts calls to let “the law take its course.”

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Opposition boiling amid request to end federal oversight of Juvenile Court

“Clearly it’s not time to be let off of investigation,” Shelby County Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin Burgess said Wednesday, delivering a passionate retort to Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell Jr.

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Taking it LITE has students thinking business

LITE uses a long-term model to work with students ages 17 to 25. The organization focuses on tackling the fundamental challenges of starting a business; but the vision is much bigger than entrepreneurship.

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FREAKSHOW!

The Bar-Kays’ Dodson bids a fiery farewell to Memphis fans.

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Memphis Gun Down set on changing behavior, hearts

It is the sixth year in which Memphis Gun Down has zeroed in on establishing a “Safe Zone” by extending the hours of community centers during the summer months.

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Video of Philando Castile’s girlfriend released

Newly released video showed Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter just moments after Philando Castile had been shot and killed.

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Ball ’til you fall

Lavar Ball and 'Big Baller Brand' is redefining the notion of black ownership.

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