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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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Diabetes under control, Angie Stone out to educate others

Angie Stone – a spokesperson for the Fearless African-Americans Connected and Empowered diabetes initiative sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company – takes her new role seriously. 

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Occupy Wall Street offshoot now ready to Occupy Memphis

Occupy Wall Street, a group of sons and daughters, moms and dads think this nation is less democratic than it ought to be.

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Local Democrats M.I.A.?

The Shelby County Democratic Party – once a powerhouse, snorting mule – has visibly lost its kick. That is an assertion clearly audible in myriad segments of Greater Memphis.

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AT&T donates $10,000 to help Southwest students

 

A recent ceremony marked AT&T’s contribution to Southwest Tennessee Community College.

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City’s new IT deal packs punch for ‘minority’ firms, says Wharton team

Technology – according to Mayor AC Wharton Jr.’s administration – is the key to developing a “performance management system” that will grade the performance of every city department and determine the cost of every service.

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Hockey fan throws banana at African-American player

It’s been a wacky week or more for Wayne Simmonds, one of the few African-American players in the predominantly white National Hockey League.

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Two efforts, one aim: Serve the people

Two major initiatives slated for the Hickory Hill area in October share the common goal of bumping up the quality of life, especially with families in mind.

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Most states fail miserably at teaching the ‘movement’

Though the civil rights movement is one of the defining elements of U.S. history, the Southern Poverty Law Center says most states deserve a failing grade when it comes to teaching the movement to students.

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