Fri04182014

Greater Metro

Where are all the black baseball superstars?

Stefen Lovelace/theGrio
Where are all the black baseball superstars?

Jackie Robinson Day – celebrated this week – is the annual day when Major League Baseball celebrates the incredible change and integration Robinson he...

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Students get hands-on experience with emergency preparedness kit

Tri-State Defender Newsroom
Students get hands-on experience with emergency preparedness kit

Students in the Career Development /Job Placement program at The Arc Mid-South recently had the opportunity to get valuable hands-on experience and jo...

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Entertainment

Here comes Ja'Dae Nicole!

Tri-State Defender Newsroom
Here comes Ja'Dae Nicole!

(Fre$h Fruit is Kelvin Cowans' periodic look at upcoming and rising talent from Memphis and the surrounding areas.)

After a long wait for her to hit th...

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20 Years after ‘Illmatic,’ Nas says American gun culture needs a remix

Travis L. Gosa, Ph.D./The Root
20 Years after ‘Illmatic,’ Nas says American gun culture needs a remix

During the 20th-anniversary celebration of "Illmatic," Nas has been described as the hip-hop generation's Angela Davis. Georgetown University professo...

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Sports

Shattering the NCAA exploitive business model

Everett Glenn/NNPA News Service
Shattering the NCAA exploitive business model

The recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision granting Northwestern University football players the right to unionize, if upheld, will sha...

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Grizz take seventh seed with OT win over Dallas

Kelley Evans
Grizz take seventh seed with OT win over Dallas

On Wednesday night in FedExForum, Memphis' Grizzlies clawed and clawed until the clock ran out in overtime. It took every ounce of that regular season...

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Religion

When things get unbearably rough, make a plan to get going

Lucy Shaw
When things get unbearably rough, make a plan to get going

Dear Lucy: I work for a company where I get to see a lot of what really goes on because my job is at a low level in the organization. People assume tha...

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Will ‘Noah’ film survive the flood of criticism from Christians?

Chris Witherspoon/theGrio
Will ‘Noah’ film survive the flood of criticism from Christians?

The new bible epic "Noah" hit theaters nationwide Friday amid a storm of controversy.

The $130 million film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Osc...

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Business

Natural hair: Doing business with ‘a movement’

Carlee McCullough
Natural hair: Doing business with ‘a movement’

Maintenance of natural hair is not just a science; it is an art. Additionally, it is now a unique profit center for black hair care companies, divisio...

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Retirement risks to consider

Charles Sims Jr.
Retirement risks to consider

The road to a comfortable retirement is full of risks, and they don't end when you stop working. As an investor, you are probably aware of market risk...

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News

No doubt about it, Wiley College still grooming winners

Kelvin Cowans
No doubt about it, Wiley College still grooming winners

Invited to watch a friend give a keynote speech at Wiley College in Marshall Texas, I answered, "Yes and when do we leave" before the question was com...

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Hank Aaron receives hate mail after defending President Obama

theGrio
Hank Aaron receives hate mail after defending President Obama

Forty years after baseball legend Hank Aaron was hit with a barrage of hate mail for breaking Babe Ruth's home run record, he's reportedly getting nas...

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Opinion

Students should withdraw from some credit card programs

Tri-State Defender Newsroom
Students should withdraw from some credit card programs

As 21st Century employers continue to seek a highly-trained workforce, the marketable value of a college education has never been higher. At the same ...

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Is a sex tape key to a successful relationship?

Myron Mays
Is a sex tape key to a successful relationship?

Big talk this week is the leaked sex tape between "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" stars Mimi and Nikko. If you haven't heard about this or at least heard, ...

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