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LENS & LINES: Positive Vibrations

The African Jazz Ensemble/Galaxy performed the music of Earth, Wind & Fire in a salute to the iconic group's co-founder and Memphis native Maurice White during a celebration of African-American history at First Congregational Church on Feb. 18. (Photos: Karanja A. Ajanaku)

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Pacers beat Grizzlies 102-92 to end six-game skid

The Grizzlies finished the game shooting 41 percent from the floor (35 for 84). Troy Daniels had 13 points for Memphis and Marc Gasol scored 12. Indiana outrebounded Memphis 50-39.

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Meet the black women seeking to change the face of the DNC

As Democrats regroup and reimagine a stronger and more engaged party, it is imperative they revisit the successes and lessons learned from the past. Black women voters have been the building blocks of winning coalitions for Democrats, a consistent and loyal constituency.

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Black women were basking in excellence at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Throughout the night #BlackGirlMagic was the common theme including supporting others in the struggle of inequality and inclusion.

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Obama greeted by applause while spotted out in NYC

Former president Barack Obama was just spotted in New York City, apparently visiting with a foundation that has contributed to the Obama Presidential Library, planned to be built in Chicago.

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Diddy announces he’s hip-hop’s first billionaire

In addition to the success of his record label, Bad Boy Records, Sean “Diddy” Combs has found success as a brand ambassador and partner for Ciroc vodka, and executive of his own network Revolt TV.

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Bill Cosby's other accusers will not be allowed to testify at his upcoming criminal trial for sexual assault

The Pennsylvania judge presiding over Bill Cosby’s criminal case and trial for sexual assault gave the defense a small pre-trial victory Friday and made things a bit more difficult for the prosecution when he ruled that 12 of the 13 women the state planned to call as witnesses of the comedians past alleged sexual misconduct cannot appear at his trial.

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Catch it if you can

The Young Actors Guild’s ‘Sunday Morning’ is a must see

The Young Actors Guild’s ‘Sunday Morning’ is a must see.

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Pathways in Education offers an ‘alternate path to success’ in Frayser

PIE is a tuition-free, ASD accredited public school that is committed to helping students in grades 9-12, as well as older students, earn their high school diplomas.

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Mid-South native explores hidden history of Washington D.C.

Jesse J. Holland's latest book "The Invisibles" is about slaves in The White House.

Jesse J. Holland's latest book "The Invisibles" is about slaves in The White House.

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A my hair-your hair reflection

Boy in touching Obama photo looks back on viral moment: ‘It felt just like my hair.’

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Google just dropped $11 million to make sure #BlackLivesMatter

According to USA Today, Google just pledged $11.5 million in grants and funding to help organizations fight racial bias.

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Sharpton serves up sermon laced with lessons and admonitions

The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a Memphis version of a sermon constructed for Black History Month during his appearance at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church’s main campus last Sunday.

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'Get Out" is a refreshing, creepy, stress-filled thriller unafraid to comment on race

'Get Out' opens in movie theaters today, Feb. 24.

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On Newsstands NOW: The Tri-State Defender

Featuring: 'The List' goes to court, Kam Williams' Oscar preview and Edmund Ford has a few thoughts about those 16,000 unfilled jobs in Memphis.

Featuring: 'The List' goes to court, Kam Williams' Oscar preview and Edmund Ford has a few thoughts about those 16,000 unfilled jobs in Memphis.

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‘The list’ is headed to court

ACLU sues City of Memphis over City Hall escort policy.

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Dyson: Obama failed to challenge white people

Topics: Trump, Obama, race and more.

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16,000 Memphis jobs:

How do we fill them?

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The erasure of Black History in our classrooms is a crime

The kindergarten through 12th grade education system, like most America systems, is an oppressive structure that serves as the catalyst to the erasure of black history, which ultimately is American history.

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Catch Lucy Shaw’s ‘The Journey’ tour

Lucy Shaw, author of “The Journey: How not to get kicked out of Earth University (EU),” will roll out her regional book tour with a book signing event in Memphis on Thursday (Feb. 23) at 5:30 p.m.

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