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For Memphis United, Holder visit is a high-profile stage for ongoing concerns

For Memphis United, Holder visit is a high-profile stage for ongoing concerns

Coalition of grassroots organizations, community groups and Memphis residents is on a mission to confront structural and institutional racism.

by Brittney Gathen

Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Memphis United – a coalition of grassroots organizations, community groups and Memphis residents formed to confront structural and institutional racism –

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Eric Holder: The Memphis visit interview

Eric Holder: The Memphis visit interview

Driving his selection of thoughts was a restricted, end-of-the-day interview that included The New Tri-StateDefender.

by Karanja A. Ajanaku

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After keynoting the My Brother’s Keeper Summit at the Hattiloo Theater, engaging demonstrators from the balcony of t

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A tribute to “JoJo” and a call to action

A tribute to “JoJo” and a call to action

Hundreds turned out in a show of respect for and a demonstration of commitment to “Take Our City Back"

by Kirstin L. Cheers

Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Modern jazz and hip hop filled the atmosphere as people walked down either of the two aisles to find a place to sit on the green, cushioned pews. A slideshow with a master template of solid

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Love of teaching shaped Dr. Sarah Chandler’s legacy

Love of teaching shaped Dr. Sarah Chandler’s legacy

Those who knew Dr. Chandler were impressed with her skillset and her commitment to equip students with the skill to read books that could take them anywhere they wanted to go in the world.

by Wiley Henry

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She was a woman of “grace, substance, intelligence a

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Honorees get and give at 2014 Freedom Awards

Honorees get and give at 2014 Freedom Awards

From the morning’s Public Forum to the evening’s Gala, the celebration reflected the theme: “Breaking Barriers & Advancing Freedom.”

Honorees get and give at 2014 Freedom Awards

by Megan Mottley

Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Since 1991, Beverly Robertson, now former President of the National Civil Rights Museum, and a dynamic team have

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