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Fri04182014

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Early voting – It’s on!

Twana Coleman/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
Early voting – It’s on!

Anna Richardson walked assuredly, a smile on her face, clutching the documentation she received after voting for the first time in her life.

For Richar...

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‘Land of upright people’ highlight Africa In April

Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
‘Land of upright people’ highlight Africa In April

One of the city's most anticipated annual festivals marks the richness and diversity of African cultures, and this year's schedule of events will not ...

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Entertainment

Memphis on McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

Tri-State Defender Newsroom
Memphis on McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

(PRNewswire) – Memphis is one of 12 stops on the multi-city McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, which kicks off May 22nd.

New Salem Baptist...

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‘Jerusalem 3D’ – giant-screen experience – ready for Memphis run

Tri-State Defender Newsroom
‘Jerusalem 3D’ – giant-screen experience – ready for Memphis run

Jerusalem: sacred to half the people on earth; fought over more than any other place in history; conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented repea...

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Sports

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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Nnamdi Asomugha spends retirement giving teens a college boost

Todd Johnson/theGrio
Nnamdi Asomugha spends retirement giving teens a college boost

It's still the offseason for retired NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

The 32-year-old former All-Pro announced his retirement in December after 11 seaso...

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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

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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Government as innovator? You bet!

Lee H. Hamilton/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
Government as innovator? You bet!

Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it's down to $134 billion.

People w...

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