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Counting down to the 2014 Block Party and Picnic for Peace

Counting down to the 2014 Block Party and Picnic for Peace

“Social Responsibility” will be the focus of the 2014 Block Party and Picnic for Peace, which is set for Oct. 24-26th.

“Coming on the heels of such serious incidents as the mob attacks and domestic violence tragedies in our city, we feel it’s the right thing to do in focusing this year’s event on social responsibility,” said State Rep. Antonio Parkinson, Block Party founder and organizer.

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Kroger and BRIDGES USA partner to support youth leadership

Kroger and BRIDGES USA partner to support youth leadership
The Kroger Delta Division and Bridges USA have embarked on a three-year partnership that includes a $50,000 donation to help promote youth leadership.
 
The partnership was announced last week at the Kroger location at the corner of Poplar and Highland. It comes about a month after a group of young people attacked three people, including Kroger employees, on the parking lot of the Kroger store in the Poplar Plaza Shopping Center. About two weeks later, another group of young people attacked a car with a woman and her young daughter inside.

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THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!
Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.
 
SATURDAY

Memphis Grizzles vs. Atlanta Hawks

FedExForum | 7:00 p.m.

University of Memphis Tigers Football vs. University of Houston

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium | 6:00 p.m.

The Epitome of Soul Awards Honoring Stevie Wonder

The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts | 8:00 P.M.

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Ebola, no; EV-D68, yes in Shelby County

Ebola, no; EV-D68, yes in Shelby County

Social media “reports” notwithstanding, there are no cases of Ebola in Shelby County.

There are, however, two confirmed cases of the enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Tennessee, including a patient that li

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LEGACY: McCann Leronius Reid

LEGACY: McCann Leronius Reid

Former Tri-State Defender editor was a ‘movement’ man

by Wiley Henry

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When the clarion was sounded during

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From Memphis to Ferguson: Devin James – The whole story

From Memphis to Ferguson: Devin James – The whole story

by Tony Jones

Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Memphis-born public relations professional Devin James has steadied himself after getting wobbled as part of a public relations team assisting the

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