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Greater Metro

‘My baby wants to see’

Wiley Henry
‘My baby wants to see’

If you were asked to define Retinoschisis – or pronounce it for that matter – most likely you'd be stumped. That's what happened to Gino and Alicia L....

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‘Out Of Africa’ in Memphis

Tri-State Defender Newsroom
‘Out Of Africa’ in Memphis

"Out Of Africa" – billed as an emergency of works from contemporary Africa – will begin nearly a monthlong run with an opening night reception on Apri...

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Entertainment

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam Williams
Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

For movies opening April 18, 2014

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Bears" (G) John C. Reilly narrates this nature documentary, set in the Alaska wilderness, chronicling...

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This week’s DVD releases

Kam Williams
This week’s DVD releases

Top Ten DVD List for April 15, 2014

"Double Indemnity – 70th Anniversary Limited Edition"
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I3C1T34/ref%3dnosim/...

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Sports

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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Grizzlies wake up in time to beat the Nuggets

Kelley Evans
Grizzlies wake up in time to beat the Nuggets

Five games in nine days during the longest road trip of the season warranted a day off for the Grizzlies on Thursday, the day before they took the cou...

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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

Are voters really influenced by political signs?

The Media Audit Blog
Are voters really influenced by political signs?

If you are a living and breathing human being in the U.S.A, then chances are you have noticed the very recent onslaught of political signs that are cr...

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When cops hide behind badge to kill blacks

Freddie Allen/NNPA News Service
When cops hide behind badge to kill blacks

WASHINGTON – In 1965, Tuskegee Institute in Alabama was a hotbed for social protest and bred students passionate about equality, justice and civil rig...

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Opinion

Whitewashing Republican support of civil rights

Raynard Jackson/Special to The New Tri-State Defender
Whitewashing Republican support of civil rights

One of the best-kept secrets over the past 50 years is that, proportionately, Republicans in Congress supported passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rig...

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Memories of LBJ, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton

George E. Curry/NNPA News Service
Memories of LBJ, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton

Covering the three-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act at the University of Texas last week brought back a string of ...

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