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Advocate touts benefits of school choice

Virginia Walden Ford knows a thing or two about school choice. A native of Little Rock, she was one of 130 African-American students handpicked to desegregate the city's high schools in the 1960's.

Last week (Sept. 20), Ford was in Memphis and center stage as the speaker at a luncheon fashioned for a discussion on opportunity scholarships and school choice.

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‘100 Smiles’ vs breast cancer

Audria "Nubia" Arnold, CEO of Nubia Creative Images, is using her creative eye and cutting edge artistry to promote breast cancer awareness.

NCI will present its first 100 Smiles Go Pink Breast Awareness Campaign for Breast Cancer on Oct. 5-6 at Nubia Creative Images, 4466 Elvis Presley Blvd, Ste 210.

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Ministers, Cohen forge coalition to re-elect President

President Barack Obama unleashed a nationwide fury of protest and disapproval from ministers and pastors, many of them African Americans, with his public endorsement of same-sex marriage. Many encouraged their congregations to sit it out on Election Day and to ask family and friends to do the same.

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  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
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Homicide by way of gun

Homicide by way of gun

Report #1209010656ME – translation: another homicide by way of gun.

The Memphis Police Department issued a release on Wednesday night (Sept. 19), with it reaching the newsroom of The New Tri-State Defender at 7:58:52 p.m. It was short and painfully familiar, ending with the notation that an investigation is ongoing and a plea from homicide investigator for "someone to come forward with information to help solve this crime."

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  • Written by Tony Jones
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‘Memphis State Eight’ take U of M salute in stride

‘Memphis State Eight’ take U of M salute in stride

Each of them – all in their 70s – sat at a table with family and friends wearing a white flower pinned to their suits and dresses.

Eight friendly smiles greeted students and guests in the University Center at the University of Memphis, a building, had it existed 53 years ago, they would not have been allowed to visit.

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NBA star brings no-‘text’ message to Mitchell High

NBA star brings no-‘text’ message to Mitchell High

Hundreds of Mitchell High School juniors and seniors will never forget last Thursday when alumnus and NBA great Thaddeus Young came home bearing spectacular gifts and a life-saving message: "Texting & Driving...It Can Wait."

"Thaddeus laid some texting-while-driving facts on the kids," said Chuck Thomas III, AT&T's regional director of External and Legislative Affairs.

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  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
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