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Wed04162014

Opinion

Marriage is so 20th Century!

Today I am focused on the one finding that sent a chill down my spine: “marriage is on the wane.”

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Smarter approach to crime is a move for states to bank on

The nation’s decades long war on drugs and “tough on crime” posture has failed to reduce crime rates and control the rising prison population. 

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A strong 12-month run with ‘minorities’ may be second-term key for President Obama

This time President Obama has a problem with black and brown folk, and this is a problem that – in many respects – if he doesn’t solve will be more crucial to his campaign success than even unemployment. 

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A message from our President and Publisher

As The New Tri-State Defender embarks on a new era of delivering empowering information, we understand the importance of bringing to the forefront those that make a difference day in and day out in the lives of so many.

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Minority Health Month: A wake-up call to focus on good health

Each April, the United States Office of Minority Health and Health Equity conducts a month-long campaign to raise awareness about health disparities across our nation.

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What you pick up with your fork and spoon could be a death sentence

When I learned what acute appendicitis and colonic carcinoma could do to the body, I thought about Efrain Ramos, who was told there wasn’t much that could be done to prolong his life.

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Re-inventing You!

Continually re-inventing ourselves is actually our God-given right and expectancy. We will evolve, become or transform by design or by accident. 

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Education and crime prevention – the new Dist. Atty. Gen. weighs in

We have countless opportunities in the criminal justice system for offenders to avoid imprisonment and we use them daily.

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Meeting under the same political tent: NAACP and conservatives

You might recall that it was not so very long ago that the NAACP was calling the Tea Party racist and the Tea Party was demanding an apology.

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Do you seriously believe that your illness can be reversed?

I’m amazed that after all these years we’re still being told that there is no hope once a person is stricken with cancer and diabetes.

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Commissioner raises the wrong plan at the wrong time

The unemployment rate is over 10 percent here in Memphis, meaning more than 63,000 people are out looking for jobs and not finding them.

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‘I lost my job and I am MAD!’

A young man called me recently to talk about his job situation. This guy had unfinished business with his former employer and it was sticking in his gut. 

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Incarcerate, educate balance sheet adds up to a revolving door

If you, like me, believe that prisons should be able to punish offenders while still preparing them for a productive, crime free life once they are released.

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