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Memphis teen stands her ground among ‘Potty-Mouth Princesses’

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Aspiring pre-teen actress Kyndall Harris’ face has been splattered all over the world recently due to her role in a highly controversial video on YouTube.

Called “Potty-Mouth Princesses,” the scandalous clip was created by a T-shirt company called F*** Hate8. Going viral overnight with thousands of hits per minute, the shocking video statement immediately enflamed public sentiment for depicting young girls in princess costumes spewing the “F word” to draw attention to the message that women are treated unfairly in society.

  • Written by Tony Jones
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LOC to salute Upward Bound anniversary with anti-violence teen summit

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Like so many others tethered to the Internet, Delories Mosley watched an appalling scene play out as a screaming teen mob on the parking lot of an East Memphis shopping center attacked two Kroger store employees and a would-be customer.

 “I was especially shocked to see that boy kicking a young man in the head. I mean, just stomping and kicking him while he laid on the ground,” said Mosley, executive director of the Upward Bound Program at The LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC). “I just thought, ‘We have to do something. Something has got to give.’’’

  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
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Michelle R. Shelton – her ‘CATS’ story

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The pastor at Golden Gate Cathedral, Bishop Edward Stephens Jr., had sermonized on occasion about the woman in the Bible who suffered 12 years with the issue of blood before Jesus Christ healed her.

Michelle R. Shelton also had an issue of blood – before the doctors healed her.

  • Written by Wiley Henry
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‘CATS’ means help for breast cancer battlers

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Clara Currin and Janelle Williams are among the 2.8 million-plus breast cancer survivors that the American Cancer Society (ACS) counts in the United States. Locally, they are two living testaments to the effectiveness of CATS (Community Action Team of Shelby County), an outreach program of the ACS.

“We’re trying to reduce the mortality rate of breast and cervical cancer. It’s (CATS) making a difference in our community,” said Dorothy Hall, a retired nurse from U.T. Bowld Hospital and a community health advisor (CHA).

  • Written by Wiley Henry
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In search of the ‘State of Black Memphis’

State of Black America

Ask any member of the baby boomer generation for an opinion about millennials – especially blacks between the ages of 18-35 – and he or she may tell you that millennials are lazy, entitled and lacking the leadership skills to move the country towards economic prosperity and security.

Then, tell that person they clearly do not know a member of the Memphis Urban League of Young Professionals (MULYP).

What’s a ‘Healthy Church Fair’ and why does it keep happening?

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Before it unfolded at Breath of Life Christian Church last weekend, it had happened six times before in Greater Memphis since September, with plans to replicate it four more times by Nov. 8.

By name, they are known as Healthy Church Fairs. The sponsor – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – is determined to make them synonymous with service. All that the events have to offer were on display at Breath of Life Christian Church, located at 3795 Frayser-Raleigh Rd., on Oct. 18.

Staci Franklin: From diagnosis to mission

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What could’ve been just a devastating diagnosis turned into a strengthening experience that led breast cancer survivor Staci Franklin to her current mission – spreading awareness and hope.

Five years into her mission, Franklin was mingling with guests and kicking it on the dance floor recently (Oct. 18) during A Pink Affair, a fundraiser sponsored by Staci & Friends for A Cure at The Bridges Center at 477 North Fifth Street. Her demeanor reflected what she wants women to know – that a breast cancer diagnosis does not have to be the end of the story.

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.

FRIDAY

* Boo! Ball
7pm-12am | Pink Palace Museum

* River Arts Fest
6pm | S. Main District

* Black Rock Revival
8pm | Minglewood Hall