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THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!
Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.
 
FRIDAY
 
Weekend Wine Down
6pm-8pm | The New TSD
 
* Den of Strings
8pm | Center for Southern Folklore
 
YOUnified 2014
5pm-9pm | Bridges

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Importance of high school pitched at 4-week boot camp

Importance of high school pitched at 4-week boot camp
 
The Memphis Challenge 9/10 Movement four-week boot camp for rising 9th and 10th grade students culminated Wednesday with its closing ceremony and small business presentations at Christian Brothers University.
 
 
Forty-nine students were exposed to a variety of skills and knowledge that led to creating one-year vision boards, learning to accept personal responsibility, building self-esteem and improving their public speaking. Christian Brothers University hosted the camp and led the ENACTUS entrepreneurship component (enactus.org) with a team of interns.

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Curtis Weathers: Team Hamilton’s man in charge

Curtis Weathers: Team Hamilton’s man in charge
A former NFL player-turned-principal, Curtis Weathers knows about the hope and promise that often accompanies a new season or year. In a few days, he will get to experience that sensation anew as the head of Hamilton High School.
 
After eleven successful years as the first principal to lead the charge at Memphis’ – and the state’s – first charter school, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences (MAHS), Weathers made the move to Hamilton in February. Seven to eight hundred students are expected to show up on opening day (Aug. 4th) for the beginning of his first full year at the helm of the historic high school that is now designated a Shelby County I-Zone (Innovation Zone) school.

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Aristocrat of Bands taking high-energy show to NFL Hall of Fame game Aug. 3

Aristocrat of Bands taking high-energy show to NFL Hall of Fame game Aug. 3
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – They have marched and performed all across the country, from presidential inaugurations and marching competitions to nationally televised NFL halftime shows, as well as movie and concert venues.
 
Now the Aristocrat of Bands from Tennessee State University will head north later this summer to celebrate TSU’s great Claude Humphrey’s enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The band will perform in the nationally televised halftime show of the Hall of Fame game on Sunday, Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio.
 

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Tennessee Medical Association taking heat for new pregnancy criminalization law

Tennessee Medical Association taking heat for new pregnancy criminalization law
National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), along with more than 65 leading Tennessee, national, and international medial and ethics professionals, and other organizations, have released a letter to policymakers and media calling attention to the Tennessee Medical Association’s (TMA) support for a new law allowing the arrest of women who become pregnant.
 
The new Tennessee law that went into effect on July 1 permits arrests of pregnant women for the crime of fetal assault, with special focus on the “illegal use” of “narcotics” by pregnant women. Tennessee is the first state, through legislative action to make pregnant women criminally liable for the outcomes of their pregnancies.

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Hammering on Weirich’s record

Hammering on Weirich’s record
With early voting for the August 7th election having now entered its second week, Judge Joe Brown says his “Law and Order” grassroots campaign will continue to zero in on the record of incumbent Shelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich.
 
That record, according to Brown, includes “Amy’s 8 Dirty Little Secrets She Does Not Want The Voters To Know.” Last week, Brown and his campaign alerted the media to those “Little Secrets” – eight cases they point to as instances in which Weirich’s performance was severely criticized by the presiding judges.

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Time to vote for the ‘Best in Black’

Time to vote for the ‘Best in Black’
After receiving nearly 600 nominations during the two-week nomination period, the ballots have been set for The New Tri-State Defender’s 2014 Best in Black Awards competition and it is time for the public to vote for their favorites across 64 unique categories.
 
Online voting at www.bestinblackawards.com kicked off Friday (July 25th) and ends at midnight on August 9th. Each voter can vote one time per day during that time frame. The top three vote getters in each of the 25 top categories (based on total number of votes cast) will be invited to the Best in Black Pre-Awards VIP Reception (at Dorothy Mae’s at the Ernest Withers’ Gallery on Beale Street).

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