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CBU to host charter ceremony for its new NAACP student chapter

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Christian Brothers University (CBU) is making history among Lasallian institutions by becoming the first to incorporate a student chapter of the NAACP. In celebration, an official charter ceremony will take place on Thursday (Sept. 4) at 6 p.m. in the University Theater on the CBU campus.
 
The ceremony will serve as a formal welcome from the Memphis branch of the NAACP as well as the Tennessee NAACP, the governing advocate for the state’s branches. The ceremony will also honor the achievements of the charter members and welcome them to the campus of CBU. A reception will follow the ceremony. 

Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcuffed Black Men

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Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?”

In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African American – and trying to cover it up – they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly true in the case of 22-year-old Victor White, III in New Iberia, La., about two hours south of his family home of Alexandria, La. and more than two hours west of New Orleans.

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Business leaders help Memphis high school seniors

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Business leaders in Memphis are using their experience as executives to help high school students get into college.
 
The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1wO0dsX) that 80 upper-level business managers walked into high schools Thursday as part of the SUCCESS High School Action Initiative.

$40,000,000 Civil Rights Suit Filed Against Ferguson

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It was bound to happen. A group of demonstrators have filed a $40 million lawsuit against Ferguson, Mo., and its police department in the aftermath of days of angry protests that swept through the city this month.
 
The lawsuit, filed by six plaintiffs, accuses police of using “wanton and excessive force” when demonstrators took to the streets after Darren Wilson, a white officer with the Ferguson Police Department, shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, Newsweek reports.

Best in Black Awards Weekend

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Friday, July 25th marked the beginning of online voting for the 2014 Best in Black (BIB) Awards Competition hosted by The New Tri-State Defender. It is now time for the public to vote for their favorite businesses across 64 unique categories at www.bestinblackawards.com.

In it’s third year, the Best In Black Awards will shine light upon some of the best African-American businesses, community organizations and entrepreneurs in the Mid-South. This year’s two-week business nomination period garnered nearly 600 nominations online. Voting will end at midnight on August 9.

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