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Study: Imbalance growing on police referrals of black pupils

By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Black students are suspended from school, expelled and referred to law enforcement much more frequently than their white...
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Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

By SHEILA BURKE and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville...
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Michael Brown’s mother announces run for Ferguson City Council

Lezley McSpadden, the mother of slain Ferguson, Missouri teen, Michael Brown, is gearing up to be the change she wants to see. McSpadden announced that she will...

Waffle House shooting victim remembered as a leader on the court and in class...

Faculty members at Nashville, Tennessee’s Gallatin High School remember DeEbony Groves as an ideal student-athlete: smart, hardworking, team-oriented and up for almost any challenge.In...

MLK50: The View From 38126

Vision 2020 and the ‘adopt-a-community’ approach

The New Tri-State Defender’s yearlong MLK50 reporting project continues with this second installment of MLK50: The view from 38126. Zeroed in on the city’s...

Listen up, 38126 has a voice

by Ashlei Williams Memories that stick with Jo Ellen Bates bring to mind a bustling South Memphis so vastly different from how a slice of...

Fred Jones & Willie Gregory: ‘Brothers’ from 38126

Fred Jones and Willie Gregory have taken distinctly different paths to success. If they reversed course, their roads would lead them to within a...

The LeMoyne-Owen College and 38126

by Canisha Robertson I am a senior at The LeMoyne-Owen College. This semester I am doing a journalism internship with The New Tri-State Defender. This...

Herenton: ‘Was I going to be a boy or a man?’

Dr. Willie W. Herenton was the 28-year-old principal of Larose Elementary School – 38126 in South Memphis – when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....

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