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Maya Angelou beats protest drum over King Memorial inscription

Poet Maya Angelou is one of the more high-profile consultants for the recently opened memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C. and she has a bone to pick with the finished product.

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Pro-labor coalition vows to ‘push back” against Tea Party, GOP

A coalition of faith, labor and civil rights organizations has formed to challenge what key participants see as an attack on labor unions’ rights to exist by the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party.

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Wharton flashes backers; Opponents not impressed

Mayor AC Wharton Jr.’s supporting cast – at least part of the touring group – stood with him on Wednesday at his re-election headquarters at 1460 Union Ave. 

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Briefs & things

Short news items from around the community

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Hips don’t lie when it comes to running

Is running turning into a pain in the knees? It might actually be the hips that need your attention, according to a sports medicine expert at Baylor College of Medicine 

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‘Great Day of The Dreamers’: a Memphis, Mid-South salute

A two-day salute this weekend at Mud Island River Park and Amphitheatre will tie into the official dedication of The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

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The Monument & ‘The Man’

In the history of Washington monuments, the National Memorial in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was completed with lightning speed and that by itself is a tribute to the quality of the man. 

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Why I love ‘the game!’

In collaboration with SMC Entertainment President Fred Jones and the Southern Heritage Classic (SHC), The New Tri-State Defender is offering its readers the chance to win four tickets and a parking pass to the 2011 SHC football game.

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Trailblazer to speak at event for Dems in DeSoto County

On Tuesday night, Johnny DuPree emerged the winner in a Democratic primary runoff, becoming the first African-American candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor of Mississippi.

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Carver’s ‘first’ enjoy a look back

“We had all heard that a new high school was coming, but nobody thought it would be ready,” said Cuba Johnson, thinking back to when he was about to graduate from the eighth grade at Florida School.

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2011 Men of Excellence

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TSD issues call for Men of Excellence

The New Tri-State Defender’s 3rd annual Men of Excellence Reception and Awards Celebration is set for Sept. 30, with the window for nominations opening on Thursday (Aug. 18).

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Can the acts of a few damage an entire race?

The city of Philadelphia is under siege by flash mobs. This summer, a series of attacks, without any apparent provocation, have resulted in serious injuries to unlucky passersby.

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