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Usher’s philanthropy draws Freedom Award

Usher’s New Look Foundation often goes looking for trouble, things to fix and people in need of inspiration – all with the idea of making life better for those dealing with such situations.

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‘Forum 20/20’ panel to eye city’s 20-year vision

During “Forum 20/20,” a panel of corporate, civic, community and academic leaders will share their insight and strategies to propel the economic and community development of the city.

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Pastor Gray reaps state board post

Dr. L. LaSimba Gray, pastor of New Sardis Baptist Church, has gotten the nod from Gov. Bill Haslam to sit on the Tennessee Student Assistant Corporation.

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Occupy Memphis seeks diversity

On Saturday (Oct. 15), a tiny yet determined band of frustrated people will gather at Civic Center Plaza to launch Occupy Memphis and protest “reckless corporate decision-making,” the lack of jobs and the rising tides of social inequality.

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State helps voters get photo IDs

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security on Wednesday moved to make more options available for registered voters to get photo driver licenses or identification cards for voting purposes. 

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Starbucks to share wealth with Urban League, Abyssinian Corp.

When Starbucks Coffee Co. closed its store on the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Vernon Ave., the Los Angeles Urban League started asking questions.

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Rep. Cohen to host Medicare Open Enrollment Fair

Congressman Steve Cohen will host a Medicare Open Enrollment Fair on Saturday (Oct. 15) from 9 a.m. to noon at Whitehaven High School. 

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AARP goes Q&A on Voter ID

A new law that goes into effect on Jan. 1 requires nearly all Tennessee voters to take identification that includes a photograph to the polls when they vote. Naturally, this has generated a lot of questions.

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‘New Chicago and Beyond’

Dr. Odie Henderson Tolbert Jr. – the first African American librarian for Memphis State University – lived a life that was a testament to perseverance, commitment and faith.

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NCLB – a choice for parents and a chance for student achievement

 

Monica Robinson didn’t waver with her answer: “I absolutely love it.” The question was about her thoughts on the charter school that her daughter, Mariah, attends.

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A long life lived well

Though she was the offspring of a slave, Mrs. Violet Wilkins Duncan lived to witness the election of the first African American to service as president of the United States – and then some.

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<br />Municipal election – business as usual, almost

The Oct. 6 Memphis municipal election concluded with mostly ho-hum results, with one notable exception.

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Building on tradition

 2011 Men of Excellence

As the New Tri-State Defender continues its transformation into a dynamic 21st Century multi-media outlet, we realize the importance of telling “our stories” and highlighting the daily contributions of African Americans.

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