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Obama ranked 12th best U.S. president ever by historians

Only a month after leaving office, former President Barack Obama‘s legacy is already shining bright, as he was ranked number 12 of all United States presidents in a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians published on Friday.

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HBCUs should not take Trump’s hush money

In a clearly calculated move, Betsy DeVos’ first stop to a postsecondary institution as the newly minted U.S. secretary of education was to an HBCU—Howard University, “the Mecca” of black education in the United States.

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Jet Magazine could return to newsstands

A rejuvenated Ebony magazine is considering reviving its Jet sibling as a newsstand product for millennials.

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Back pain? Look at your feet (here's why)

If you have pain or discomfort in your back, you might need to look down at your feet as the cause.

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Columbia University accidentally sends 277 acceptance letters

On Friday, the Ivy League school explained that the emails “incorrectly implied they had been accepted” and that follow-up emails explaining the mistake had been sent out within the hour.

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Report: Flint water crisis connected to systematic racism

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission released a report on Friday which said in part “systematic racism” going back decades is at the core of the problems that caused a lead-contaminated water crisis in the majority Black city of Flint.

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Frayser residents give ‘State of City’ address mixed reviews

Mayor Strickland: Tangible action bringing results

Mayor Strickland: Tangible action bringing results.

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‘OUR’ STORY: PART III

‘We’ve been free in the demilitarized zone, and we’re going to be free in Mississippi.’

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Now serving: Porter-Leath Early Childhood Academy

The Porter-Leath Early Childhood Academy – designed with children, parents and teachers in mind – has the primary goal of learning and development and is now open and serving.

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Power in 30, says local basketball coach and businessman

Through the “Power of 30,” Curtis Givens is giving back to the community. He knows the difficulties of growing up in the Memphis inner city, but through faith in God and hard work Givens is a successful businessman and – most importantly – the coach of his11-year-old son’s basketball team.

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MTS, Dr. Henry Logan Starks & The 30th

Memphis Theological Seminary presented the 30th Annual Dr. Henry Logan Starks Scholarship & Award Celebration at the Guest House at Graceland last week.

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MONEY MATTERS

Making sense of beneficiary designations.

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THE CULTURAL COACH

Social bias still in the workplace.

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On Newsstands NOW: The Tri-State Defender

Featuring: Chef Aryen Moore; 'Drive Thru Prayer'; Bobby Rush at the Grammys and more!

Featuring: Chef Aryen Moore; 'Drive Thru Prayer'; Bobby Rush at the Grammys and more!

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Taking inner city businesses to the next level

The upcoming Inner-City Capital Connections training program can help small businesses in economically-distressed areas grow in Memphis.

The upcoming Inner-City Capital Connections training program can help small businesses in economically-distressed areas grow in Memphis.

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Live from the Grammys! ... Mr. Bobby Rush

With main man Vasti Jackson and producer Scott Billington.

With main man Vasti Jackson and producer Scott Billington.

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TSD Legends and Leaders Gala reset for March 25

Honorees announced in Feb. 16 edition, on newsstands NOW!

Honorees announced in Feb. 16 edition, on newsstands NOW!

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Ripping the veil off black women and convict labor

Dr. Talitha L. LeFlouria's 11-year journey gives voice to a largely untold story.

Dr. Talitha L. LeFlouria's 11-year journey gives voice to a largely untold story.

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Rev. Sharpton headed to The BLVD Sunday

Black History Month appearance will include two speaking stops.

Black History Month appearance will include two speaking stops for the founder and president of the National Action Network.

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GRITGRINDGRIZZ: Where do the Grizzlies go from here?

With 24 games before the NBA Playoffs, team prepares for stretch run.

With 24 games before the NBA Playoffs, team prepares for stretch run.

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