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The Black Press declares a State of Emergency

Why? A "deadly national pattern of police violence and prosecutorial misconduct.”

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5 Memphis high schools get a Common Core boost, even as the standards are set to disappear

Tennessee might be moving away from the Common Core standards, but a handful of English classes in Memphis are getting closer.

Tennessee might be moving away from the Common Core standards, but a handful of English classes in Memphis are getting closer.

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Things to know about new Smithsonian African American museum

Things to know about new Smithsonian African American museum.

Things to know about new Smithsonian African American museum.

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MOVING ON UP!

Mack Weaver nets bigger role at Memphis in May.

Mack Weaver nets bigger role at Memphis in May.

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6 reasons why black women have every right to be angry

On her show, life coach Iyanla Vanzant wants to destroy the “myth of the angry black woman,” but there are some things worth getting mad about.

On her show, life coach Iyanla Vanzant wants to destroy the “myth of the angry black woman,” but there are some things worth getting mad about.

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The RNC is suing me, a black Republican, but I’ll never leave my party

With less than seven weeks to go before one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history, and when the GOP needs all the help it can get reaching black voters, the Republican National Commit

With less than seven weeks to go before one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history, and when the GOP needs all the help it can get reaching black voters, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is suing me, a black Republican, over an event that I created. You can’t make this stuff up.

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MONEY MATTERS

IDENTITY THEFT – Beware of the ‘phishermen’ and…

IDENTITY THEFT – Beware of the ‘phishermen’ and…

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KG Out: Kevin Garnett announces his retirement

After two decades in the NBA, including 13 years with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the All-Star calls it quits.

After two decades in the NBA, including 13 years with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the All-Star calls it quits.

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Legendary track and field coach Ed Temple dead at 89

TSU’s women’s track coach from 1953 to 1994. He led more than 40 athletes to the Olympics, snagging 16 gold medals.

TSU’s women’s track coach from 1953 to 1994. He led more than 40 athletes to the Olympics, snagging 16 gold medals.

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Stax singers at the TSD/Withers gathering

Stax Academy performed at the Still Marching Gala celebrating the contributions of The New Tri-State Defender and Dr Ernest Withers to American and African American history!

Stax Academy performed at the Still Marching Gala celebrating the contributions of The New Tri-State Defender and Dr Ernest Withers to American and African American history!

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Charlotte observer says release the Keith Lamont Scott video!

Social media “elbows aside” police version of shooting.

Social media “elbows aside” police version of shooting.

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Criminal charges in Tulsa police shooting may prevent unrest

Less than a week after an unarmed black man was shot dead by a white police officer on a Tulsa street, prosecutors charged the officer with first-degree manslaughter, a decision that may prevent unres

Less than a week after an unarmed black man was shot dead by a white police officer on a Tulsa street, prosecutors charged the officer with first-degree manslaughter, a decision that may prevent unrest in a city with a long history of tense race relations.

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DATA ANALYSIS

Closing one Memphis school doesn’t mean its students will go to another school with better scores.

Closing one Memphis school doesn’t mean its students will go to another school with better scores.

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Q&A: Col. James Kirkwood, Old Allen Station

‘Police are people like you’

‘Police are people like you’

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Dear Cultural Coach:

Exercise your right to disarm the racists.

Exercise your right to disarm the racists.

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CHARLOTTE CHIEF: Family will watch police video of shooting

But the video won't be immediately released to the public. Meanwhile, the North Carolina National Guard has been deployed in the wake of violence.

But the video won't be immediately released to the public. Meanwhile, the North Carolina National Guard has been deployed in the wake of Wednesday night's violence.

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Police shootings and reverberations

Memphis Movement reacts to shootings in Charlotte and Tulsa

Memphis Movement reacts to shootings in Charlotte and Tulsa.

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Wanted: Registered Voters

Dozens of local churches will be issuing a pulpit call on Sunday seeking to increase voter registration, participation and activation for the upcoming federal and state and municipal election.

Dozens of local churches will be issuing a pulpit call on Sunday seeking to increase voter registration, participation and activation for the upcoming federal and state and municipal election.

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All about the Benjamins, baby

In a TSD guest commentary, a local college professor says Black Lives Matter and so does the money the movement is making.

In a TSD guest commentary, a local college professor says Black Lives Matter and so does the money the movement is making.

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New Smithsonian museum will showcase COGIC Bishop G.E. Patterson artifacts

More than 20 items were donated to the museum by Patterson’s widow, Louise Patterson, and will be part of the Cultural Experience Exhibit located on the fourth floor.

More than 20 items were donated to the museum by Patterson’s widow, Louise Patterson, and will be part of the Cultural Experience Exhibit located on the fourth floor.

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