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Sharpton-West ‘showdown’ becomes dignified debate

The debate about whether President Obama is doing enough for African Americans and the poor should focus on the issues, not on personalities, members of the NNPA agreed during a forum at their annual convention last week.

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Help is here for startup businesses, says Gov. Haslam

Gov. Bill Haslam has put his weight behind Startup Tennessee – a public-private partnership designed to connect and align entrepreneurial efforts across the state.

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<br />Deltas descend on Memphis

The Southern Regional Convention of Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated unfurls in Memphis this week. The Memphis Alumnae Chapter and the Shelby County Alumnae chapters are host for the gathering.

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund turns 70

Civil rights leaders, members of Congress and activists joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in its 70th Anniversary celebration at a reception and book signing at the in the nation’s capitol.

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Black Press enters pact to capture shopping habits, spending power of Black America

Over 200 black newspaper publishers gathered at Chicago’s Drake Hotel for several days of robust conversations on the future of the National Newspaper Publishers Association.

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Reggae star gets 10 years on drug charge

Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to set up a cocaine deal. 

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Diddy settles suits nightclub shooting

More than a decade after Sean “Diddy” Combs’ legal woes surfaced after a shooting at a New York nightclub, the hip-hop mogul has settled all civil actions filed against him. 

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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.: &quot;Trying to help somebody&quot;

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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