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African-American unemployment rate increases

African-American unemployment rate increases
The African-American unemployment rate climbed from 10.7 percent in June to 11.4 percent in July, an increased attributed to more African Americans looking for work and finding it.
 
“Building off the strength of the previous month, people have been encouraged to re-enter the labor force and search for work and that caused the unemployment rate to tick up slightly,” said Valerie Wilson, an economist and director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE).

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African Leaders Summit in America

African Leaders Summit in America
The importance of President Barack Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held this week in Washington, D.C. should not be underestimated. This is a historic event for all Americans, but especially for 45 million Black Americans who all are direct or indirect descendants from Africa.
 
Because of the politically polarized atmosphere in Washington, D.C., whatever initiative that President Obama attempts to launch is met with the usual conservative or racially-motivated attacks on his leadership, motives or accomplishments. Yet, the sheer magnitude of 45 to 50 African heads of state along with their respective ministers will indeed significantly improve the public perception in America about Africa’s past, present and future.

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Get FDA-approved diabetes medication at no cost

Get FDA-approved diabetes medication at no cost
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 4.9 million African-Americans have diabetes, which includes those who are diagnosed and undiagnosed. That means 18.7 percent of all non-Hispanic African-Americans aged 20 years or older have this life-altering disease.
 
If you have adult diabetes and have had it for less than 10 years, you may be eligible to join GRADE -- a study that provides FDA-approved diabetes medications at no cost. The study is designed to help participants improve control of adult diabetes.

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Judge orders end to Memphis Kellogg lockout

Judge orders end to Memphis Kellogg lockout
A judge has ordered the Kellogg Co. to put employees at its Memphis cereal production facility back to work.
 
The ruling on Wednesday came after the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint in March that said Kellogg violated the National Labor Relations Act by locking out about 220 workers.
 
Contract negotiations between the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union and Kellogg failed in October.

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At Kamp KSI, unlocking global competencies is a chest move away

At Kamp KSI, unlocking global competencies is a chest move away
Kevin Monroe, 9, and Evan Bean, 10, stare intently at the pieces on a chess table. Kevin moves a pawn and looks at Evan. “You can do whatever you want to do now…” he says. 
 
“I know what I won’t do,” says Evan, as he slides a piece to a green space. 
 
The two cousins are just two of many children attending Kairos Services’ Kamp KSI summer camp. A nonprofit that works to help people become self-sufficient through employment, Kairos is committed to unlocking children’s global competencies by teaching children ages 6 to12 various disciplines to foster critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.

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TSD endorses Ricky E. Wilkins in 9th Congressional District

TSD endorses Ricky E. Wilkins in 9th Congressional District
The New Tri-State Defender received completed questionnaires from incumbent Steve Cohen and attorney Ricky E. Wilkins in the Democratic Primary for the 9th Congressional District. We will publish the questionnaires with the candidates’ responses on our website, TSDMemphis.com.
 
In 2010, the TSD endorsed Congressman Cohen over former Mayor Dr. Willie W. Herenton. At the time, Cohen was the right choice for the right reasons, which our endorsement detailed this way:

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TSD endorsements

TSD endorsements
It is a priority of The New Tri-State Defender to provide insight and leadership to its readers and the community-at-large in assessing key issues that impact the future of our city, county and region, including elections and the selection of candidates vying for elected office.
 
This election year is a critically important one. Voters are faced with the opportunity to vote for change or to continue to support current leadership and results. Depending on your plight and experiences over the past 4 to 6 years, your choice might be radically different from that of another. 

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