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Vigil-night shootings demand strong response from community

"I watched in horror on Monday evening what should have been a somber and reflective television news story about the community’s efforts to heal from the murder of a teenage girl a year ago."

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#FREERAMAD!

In 2014, a Georgia jury acquitted Ramad Chatman of armed robbery. So why is he still in jail until 2022?

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Matching Challenge Grant would raise funds to wipe criminal records

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland on Tuesday detailed plans expected to help hundreds of Memphians get their criminal records cleaned up.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland on Tuesday detailed plans expected to help hundreds of Memphians get their criminal records cleaned up.

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‘Tito Time’ in Memphis

Tito Jackson to host listening party for debut CD at Guest House at Graceland.

Tito Jackson to host listening party for debut CD at Guest House at Graceland.

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Rochelle Stevens poised for ESPN special and her annual track meet

Ready and set for late July, an ESPN “30 for 30” special will feature a personality beloved in Memphis, notched in the record books of Olympic history and still on the go for amateur athletes young to old.

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Bridges-Hall brings reading, inspiration to young admirers

The second annual Ruby Bridges Reading Festival was held at the museum on Saturday (May 20). The event was free to the public and attendees received free books, storytelling with Bridges-Hall and entertainment.

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THE CULTURAL COACH

Noble move: students demand solutions to cultural learning gap.

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Memphis students won’t see TNReady scores reflected in their final report cards

Shelby County Schools has joined the growing list of Tennessee districts that won’t factor preliminary state test scores into students’ final grades this year.

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Black parents sue Mississippi for ‘inequitable’ schools

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed suit in federal court on Tuesday alleging that the poor performance of black students in Mississippi is the direct result of the state’s failure to live up to the terms of readmission to the Union at the end of the Civil War.

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Trump administration’s failure to recognize Haiti is a painful American tradition

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced Monday that he has extended Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status for six more months.

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Just another day for ‘The Bachelorette’ with its first black woman as the lead

The reality dating show avoids any land mines.

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West Virginia town gets its first black female police officer

Diggs: “To me, it’s not a big deal. I just put on a uniform and start my day, just like any other police officer does in this city."

Diggs: “To me, it’s not a big deal. I just put on a uniform and start my day, just like any other police officer does in this city."

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"Momma Did You Hear The News?"

Children's book helps parents talk about police brutality.

Children's book helps parents talk about police brutality.

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Lesbian "bruh-therhood" Omicron Psi Omega bites attitude, moves off black fraternity

But have they gone too far?

But have they gone too far?

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TSDtv: Talking Business and Burgers

McDonald's franchisee Darrell Byrd chats with TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II.

McDonald's franchisee Darrell Byrd chats with TSD Publisher Bernal E. Smith II.

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WATCH: Cornell West and Bill Maher argue over West not voting for Clinton

Oh, and Neil deGrasse Tyson watches the fireworks.

Oh, and Neil deGrasse Tyson watches the fireworks.

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What it costs to give black mothers a second chance

When Sheritha Scott found out about National Mama’s Bailout Day, she had reason not to trust it.

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5 things not to say to someone depressed

People who are depressed have a lot on their mind and with that a lot of questions they try to answer themselves: what happened, what’s wrong with me? Why can’t I do anything right? Wouldn’t people be better off if I was dead?

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7 drinks never to have after dinner

Drinks with food is necessary, normal and at most times is healthy. That is, unless you are drinking the wrong drinks.

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12-year old wins Masterchef Junior!

MasterChef Junior, the hugely popular youth cooking competition show, crowned a new champion, and she’s a 12-year-old student from Atlanta. Jasmine Stewart, a sixth-grader, took home the MasterChef trophy as well as a $100,000 grand prize.

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