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Michelle R. Shelton – her ‘CATS’ story

Michelle R. Shelton – her ‘CATS’ story

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.

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‘CATS’ means help for breast cancer battlers

‘CATS’ means help for breast cancer battlers

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).

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In search of the ‘State of Black Memphis’

In search of the ‘State of Black Memphis’

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).

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US Ed. Sec. speaks at Tenn. education conference

US Ed. Sec. speaks at Tenn. education conference

NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday lauded Tennessee's educators for their extra effort in trying to help students be successful, and Gov. Bill Haslam said he will make it a priority to try to pay teachers more.

Duncan spoke at the Tennessee Educational Leadership Conference, which is being attended by more than 2,000 educators from across the state.

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Citing capacity concerns, KIPP, Freedom Prep pull out of ASD takeover process

Citing capacity concerns, KIPP, Freedom Prep pull out of ASD takeover process

Two charter operators on Monday pulled out of the state’s efforts to take over some of its worst-performing schools next year.

KIPP Memphis officials said they would not take over South Side Middle School and Freedom Prep officials said they would not take over Florida-Kansas and A.B. Hill elementary schools next year, as the state-run Achievement School District had planned.

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Hundreds of community members protest state takeover, charters

Hundreds of community members protest state takeover, charters

Hundreds of fired-up teachers, parents, and community members at Raleigh Egypt High and American Way Middle schools shouted down state education and charter officials Monday night with chants and boos at two meetings intended to introduce charter school operators to the school communities they might absorb next year.

Members of the crowd at Raleigh Egypt said attempts at taking over schools was not only ineffective and destructive, but amounted to a scheme to make money off children, a charge officials flatly denied.

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Tennessee Promise deadline prompts appeal for students to sign up

Tennessee Promise deadline prompts appeal for students to sign up

A group of state lawmakers representing area districts are headed to schools today (Oct. 27) to spread awareness about a unique educational opportunity with a looming deadline.

The deadline to apply for Tennessee Promise – a scholarship program designed to provide two years tuition-free education at a community college or technical school in Tennessee – is Nov. 1.

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