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Charter school proposals rejected by SCS officials.

Charter school proposals rejected by SCS officials.

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Black girls are viewed as less innocent and more adultlike than white girls: Study

A study released Tuesday reveals what many of us already know: Black girls in the age range of 5-14 are viewed as less innocent than their white counterparts, revealing that race is often a factor in how a child’s actions are perceived.

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Alton Sterling’s children file wrongful death lawsuit

His children claim their father's death was part of a racist pattern of police lethal force against Blacks.

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Men on Twitter up in arms over football star’s nude ESPN cover

On Monday morning, ESPN revealed its 2017 Body Issue cover stars: NFL running back Ezekiel Elliott and Danish tennis champion Caroline Wozniacki.

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A beautifully pregnant Serena Williams poses nude for Vanity Fair

Serena Williams posed nude for the August cover of Vanity Fair, opening up about her pregnancy as well as her relationship with fiancée Alexis Ohanian.

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BET Awards ratings fall to double digit after record-breaking year

2016 was a record-breaking year for viewership for the BET Awards, but 2017’s awards couldn’t match up this time around.

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UNCF makes move to enhance outcomes at HBCUs

TSU and two other universities get joint $6 million grant.

TSU and two other universities get joint $6 million grant.

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Grizzlies’ Tony Allen named to NBA All-Defensive second team

Grizzlies swingman Tony Allen was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive second team, the NBA announced Monday afternoon.

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Russell Westbrook is the official NBA MVP — finally

Thunder guard thanks God, his family and others who contributed to his historic season.

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5 foods bad to stop feeding your brain

If there was a way to prevent memory loss, wouldn’t you want to know?

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The NFL’s race problem is deeper than Colin Kaepernick

The NFL has a race problem. This certainly sounds ludicrous on its face. How can an organization with so many recognizable black stars have a race problem?

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TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II elected NNPA second vice chair

Smith will be part of an administration headed by Chicago Crusader Publisher Dorothy R. Leavell, who vowed to “get down in the mud for this organization.”

Smith will be part of an administration headed by Chicago Crusader Publisher Dorothy R. Leavell, who vowed to “get down in the mud for this organization.”

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City of St. Anthony, Minn., Reaches $3,000,000 Settlement With Family of Philando Castile

According to the Associated Press, Castile’s mother is set to receive the $2.995 million as settlement in Castile’s death at the hands of a St. Anthony police officer, Valerie Castile’s attorneys and the city of St. Anthony announced Monday.

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2017’S BEST & WORST STATES FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH

Wallet Hub has comprised a comprehensive list of the best and worst states for our children’s health. Within the list, there were some interesting stats.

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Michelle Obama honors Chance The Rapper at BET Awards, rapper inspires with speech

On Sunday night, Chance the Rapper was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2017 BET Awards, but when BET President Debra Lee was about to bring him onstage to accept the award, she had “one more surprise from a very special lady” before Michelle Obama appeared on the screen.

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Black Lives Matter responds to claims of a dying movement

The collective says their “victories in service of black people are bigger and better when we win together.”

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3 FAT FLUSH WATER RECIPES

Water is the vehicle used to remove waste products from the body.

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Jay Z: ‘We must use our platforms to demand social justice’

Jay Z is speaking up in order to encourage people to use their voices and their platforms to bring about a change for the better in terms of social justice.

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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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