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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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TAKE THE QUIZ:

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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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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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