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After a recent decision by the FDA a better day could be coming for those living with sickle cell disease. This week, Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company Novartis announced in a press release that the US Food and Drug Administrationhad approved Adakveo a medicine they believe will help, “reduce the frequency of...
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By Jay Connor, The Root Baltimore was dealt a devastating blow with the unexpected death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in October, and as the city that Donald Trump once belittled as “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess” recovers from the loss of its longstanding congressman, a familiar face has...
In observance of the Veterans Day holiday on Monday (Nov. 11), Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) service on all modes will operate on a normal weekday schedule. Free rides will be offered to veterans and active military members, who present military identification. Veterans Day: * MATA’s Customer Information automated line (901-274-MATA)...
John Legend preforms at Byron Allen's Oscar Gala to Benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles on February 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Entertainment Studios) Singer John Legend on Friday attended a special hearing in Miami-Dade county that restored the voting rights for former 18...
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The Memphis Tigers impressed the nation with the debut of James Wisemen on Tuesday, with fans far and wide looking forward to seeing his next game. But Wiseman almost didn't play in Friday's 92-46 blowout over the University of Illinois-Chicago. Just hours before tipoff, fans learned that Wiseman had been...
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By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press A black activist who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups — and vowed to dismantle it — has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. James Stern died Oct. 11 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to...
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As excitement built toward the Memphis debut of ESPN's College GameDay, one wondered whether the city would (or could) live up to the hype. Would Memphians turn out on a chilly November morning before dawn to put on for their city? Oh boy, did they! The New Tri-State Defender sent correspondent...
As much hype as there is around College GameDay's Memphis debut tomorrow morning, it's still hard to imagine that the morning college football show will live up to and probably exceed expectations. Everyone, including the hosts, is expecting Memphis and it's citizens to take full advantage of the spotlight...
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