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WHAT’S HAPPENING MEMPHIS? Author-driven literacy festival gets Sept. debut

Multi-award winning Christian fiction author, Shelia E. Lipsey, has taken a giant leap of faith in an effort to help people from all walks of life focus on the importance of literacy by creating the Black Writers And Book Clubs (BWABC) Literacy Festival to be held Sept. 14-15 on the campus of The LeMoyne Owen College (LOC).

"The mission of the festival is to provide encouragement, support, and information to anyone desiring to learn more about the wonderful world of reading along with the gift to write stories that inspire others to read," said Lipsey.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 08/16/2012

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 08/16/2012

For movies opening August 17, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"The Expendables" (R for pervasive graphic violence) Bombastic beefcake sequel features a reunion of the crack team of mercenaries for a death-defying adventure to avenge the murder of one of their own at the hands of a bloodthirsty rival (Jean-Claude Van Damme). Matinee idol ensemble includes Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Chuck Norris, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth and Yu Nan.

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‘I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up’

‘I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up’

"The American Dream is in dire need of a wake-up call... If only Uncle Sam could see us now. He'd roll up his sleeves, ball his hands into fists, and knock some sense into this nation of ours... But he's not around. So some other proud American has to tell this country what it needs – not wants – to hear...

"As a stand-up, I've traveled this country for decades, seeing it at its best and at its worst. And what I'm seeing (now) is terrifying to me. When I see something that's f#cked up, I can't remain silent. I ask why... It may sound funny, but to me this s#it ain't no joke."

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Get ready for a Classic weekend

Southern Heritage Classic Weekend is quickly approaching and it is gearing up to be another exciting year. Memphis will be the prime destination the weekend of Sept. 6-9. Each year two sets of Tigers battle it out at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, that's Jackson State and Tennessee State.

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Danielle Colding: The ‘Design Star’ Interview

Danielle Colding: The ‘Design Star’ Interview

At 36, Danielle Colding is an interior designer with her own residential and commercial design firm in New York City. A former professional modern dancer, she also has a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from Stanford University as well as an associate's degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise.

As a self-described problem-solver, Danielle uses her open, friendly and quirky personality to connect with her clients. She characterizes her design style as global chic, classic modern and edited traditional.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 08/09/2012

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 08/09/2012

For movies opening August 10, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Bourne Legacy" (PG-13 for violence and intense action sequences) Fourth installment in the espionage series stars Jeremy Renner as a rogue spy who teams up with an attractive woman (Rachel Weisz) as he tries to clear his name while on the run from a team of assassins dispatched by the CIA. With Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Albert Finney.

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Civil Rights Museum brings it ‘home’ for 2012 Freedom Awards

Civil Rights Museum brings it ‘home’ for 2012 Freedom Awards

Honoring a Nashville-bred compatriot of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the natural inheritor and present-day driver of St. Jude Hospital's crucial mission, and four entrepreneurs from worlds apart, the 2012 Freedom Awards announced by the National Civil Rights Museum this week carry a perfect message for the City of Memphis.

They recipients are:

International Freedom Award – Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize recipient

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  • Written by Tony Jones

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