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Dr. Steve Perry: The man behind ‘Save My Son’

Dr. Steve Perry: The man behind ‘Save My Son’

"Due to my lifestyle and the work that I do, I travel a lot. The two cities that I must say I travel to the most are Atlanta, Ga. – due to my CNN work – and Memphis, Tenn. – due to speaking engagements. So when I speak about Memphis, trust that I know what I'm talking about. Although I'm totally plugged in on the school merger and exact issues that came to bring it about, I do know that Memphis children are beautiful and Memphis is going to have to take a stand and have just as much pride in its children as it does its barbecue."

– Dr. Steve Perry

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  • Written by Kelvin Cowans

Rihanna: I see myself as art

Rihanna: I see myself as art

There aren't many women in Hollywood who seem as comfortable in their skin as Rihanna does.

The 24-year-old's nonchalance toward nudity, partial or otherwise, is well-documented, and she brings the same ease in a cover and photo spread for GQ's December issue.

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  • Written by Breeanna Hare

Angie Stone, Faith Evans and Dwele

Angie Stone is making her way back to Memphis, along with Faith Evans and Dwele. Give the thanks to Dr. Derrick Payne and Marcus Dorris of Mix & Mingle Entertainment. It's all a part of Music Fest 2012 at The Cannon Center on Dec. 22.

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President shows street cred in ‘Obama Talks Back’

"This collection of letters (offer) a rare glimpse into the dialogue between our nation's youth and the President of the United States...They cover a wide range of human emotions, fears and concerns, and echo President Obama's message for change as these young people make their spiritual and intellectual pilgrimage into adult citizenship...

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 11/15/2012

For movies opening November 16, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Anna Karenina" (R for sexuality and violence) Keira Knightley plays the title character in this adaptation of Tolstoy's classic tragedy, set in 19th Century Russia, revolving around a married aristocrat who embarks on a scandalous affair with a wealthy count (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). With Jude Law, Emily Watson and Olivia Williams.

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Supreme Court to hear Voting Rights challenge

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – After hearing oral arguments earlier on whether an affirmative action program at the University of Texas is constitutional, the United States Supreme Court has agreed to review a challenge to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, paving the way for the court to rule on two major civil rights issues by next summer.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

Boycott ‘Flight’ – Really?

I haven't gotten a chance to see the Denzel Washington movie "Flight" just yet. So maybe I don't get the reason why the movie is being boycotted by a fellow blogger by the name of Dr. Watkins.

Still, I can't help but ask, "WHY?" Watkins has called for a boycott of the Oscars because he feels that the Academy rewards black actors only when they portray troubled characters.

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