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A safe and simple apple pie

A safe and simple apple pie

It is unrealistic to think that most resolutions made in January will be fulfilled by the end of the year. A new month has already begun, and old habits, I'm sure, will return. We set goals, but aren't motivated enough to see them through.

We fall short of our goals because we don't know how to get there. We desire to achieve positive results without concentrating on the means necessary to attain them. This is especially true for people who have declared this to be the year they will eat healthy and lose weight.

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BAEO and Dr. Sapp push more options for education

BAEO and Dr. Sapp push more options for education

The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) is partnering with award winning gospel artist Dr. Marvin L. Sapp for a community dialogue on educational opportunities for Black families in Tennessee.

The free event featuring the Grammy nominated Sapp – a Grand Rapids, Mich. pastor and Dove, Stellar and BET award winner – will be Friday (Feb. 1) at Greater Community Temple at 5151 Winchester Rd. It begins at 7 p.m., with the doors open at 6 p.m.

The session will include a discussion about the status of education for African-American students and the options that are available for parents seeking better educational opportunities for their children.

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Staxtacular by multiple definitions

Staxtacular by multiple definitions

Now, I know why they call it Staxtacular!

There is no question about it, the Memphis Grizzles and Soulsville sure know how to throw a party! To truly understand where I am coming from one has to first know how to define the word spectacular :

a. A single dramatic production of unusual length or lavishness.

b. An elaborate display.

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‘As a city we will do more,’ says Wharton

‘As a city we will do more,’ says Wharton

Forty-eight hours before he stepped to the podium to deliver the annual State of the City address this past Friday before a packed room at the Pink Palace, Mayor AC Wharton Jr. riffed on how running the city has personally affected him.

"You remember that movie 'The Strange Life of Benjamin Bratt?' That's how I feel," Wharton told The New Tri-State Defender. "I've always looked old, but the job is truly energizing, despite the pitfalls," Wharton said with a good-natured laugh.

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Susan Taylor to issue call for mentors

Susan Taylor to issue call for mentors

Mentors, mentees and their supporters will celebrate mentoring in Memphis at the Memphis Education Association Building at 126 Flicker St., on Saturday.

The event will mark the 5th anniversary of the Memphis CARES Mentoring Movement. In addition to the presentation of mentoring awards, Susan Taylor, the founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, will deliver a call to action on behalf of mentoring for the community's children.

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LEGACY: Charles ‘Mr. Chuck’ Scruggs

LEGACY: Charles ‘Mr. Chuck’ Scruggs

Charles Scruggs took the idea of devotion seriously whether it was his family, his career or his city and its children.

Many knew him as "Mr. Chuck," the WKNO television personality committed to the well-being and enlightenment of young people. He died last Friday (Jan. 18) at his home in Midtown. He was 80.

Arrangements have been made for his home-going service, and here are the details:

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An Army Vet and another chance to serve

An Army Vet and another chance to serve

(Marvin Hill, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major (Ret.), is the new director of Residential Living at the Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center in Memphis.)

I have faced and overcome many challenges in my lifetime, from growing up in the Walker Homes community of Memphis to serving as Gen. David Petraeus' hand-picked senior enlisted adviser for four combat tours, including the U.S. Central Command.

I served as the senior enlisted adviser to Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré as part of the Army's Joint Task Force response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. I was selected by the Department of the Army to be an instructor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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