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Fri04182014

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‘If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired’

According to Richard W. Walker Jr., MD, there’s a reason for your health being the way it is. In his new book, “African-American Healthy,” he explains.

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Free HIV testing offered in Tunica

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) is offering free HIV testing in Tunica, Miss., through August 6.

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Aging can affect response to warm weather

Older adults might need to reach for that glass of water a little more quickly than others during the hot summer months.

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Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr.: 1935-2011

Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr. – former state lawmaker, Memphis City Councilman and interim Mayor of Memphis – died Saturday at age 76.

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First African American to serve as Mayor of Memphis

Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr. – former state lawmaker, Memphis City Councilman and interim Mayor of Memphis – died Saturday at age 76.

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Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr.: "Trying to help somebody"

Public servant, church bishop, attorney, father, humanitarian and a man who will always be remembered as the first African-American Mayor in Memphis. Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr is all of this and more.

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to host Southern Regional Conference in Memphis

The Memphis and Shelby County Tennessee Alumnae Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host 4,000 “women in red” at the 43rd Southern Regional Conference.

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TSD Health fair – a day to move

 

Virginia Lawrence and Bessie T. Gray were among a group of seniors who participated in the Tri-State Defender’s Let’s Move Memphis Health Fair and Family Fun Day anchored at the new Manassas High School.

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Message to the village: No time to rest, says Dr. Alvin Poussaint

Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint – widely known and regarded for his collaboration on the ultra successful “The Cosby Show” – still believes in the core message of the book he and Bill Cosby released in 2007.

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Educators learn how not to teach children about slavery

How to teach the facts of Negro slavery in America to schoolchildren historically has been fraught with tension and controversy. Last month, proof of that sore spot surfaced again.

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In South Africa, First Lady asks: ‘What generation will you be?’

First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday noted the achievements of 76 young women leaders from South Africa and across the continent of Africa during her address to the Young African Women Leader’s Forum.

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If blacks lose ground, can Memphis make progress?

On Tuesday night, an intergenerational coalition gathered at City Hall to argue that widespread loss of public jobs might strip many hard-working Memphians of rights won during the civil rights movement.

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African-American? No; American? Yes, says GOP candidate Cain

When Bloomberg News interviewed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, the conservative said he did not like to be labeled as “African-American” – instead, he said he preferred “American.”

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