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Summer course clearance now official for Hope scholarships

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed HB 2010/SB 1529 into law Wednesday, allowing students to use the HOPE Scholarship for summer courses. 

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Birthday party set for B. L. Hooks Library 10th year

More than a decade has passed since the doors of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library opened to the public. In honor of the 10th anniversary, the library is hosting a birthday party.

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3K Walk/Run to kick off TSD Health Fair and Family Fun Day

The 2011 Let’s Move Memphis Health Fair and Family Fun Day featuring the will offer a bit of everything towards promoting healthy living throughout the community on Saturday, June 18. 

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Health briefs

Health related news items including a heart-health seminar and free health screenings

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Remembering Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

“It started here in a log cabin and a cotton patch. If it hadn’t been for Benjamin Mays, there probably wouldn’t have been a Martin Luther King.”  

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Ex-Panther ‘Geronimo’ Pratt dead at 63

Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, the former Black Panther leader who spent nearly three decades in prison for a crime he claimed to have not committed, has died.  He was 63. 

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Saying good-bye to Gil Scott-Heron

When I received word of the passing of noted poet and singer Gil Scott-Heron, I felt as if I had just heard about the death of a college friend whom I had not seen in many years.

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<br />In search of a budget Memphis can live with

The day after the Memphis City Council put in 13 hours in an effort to reach agreement on next year’s city budget, Mayor A C Wharton looked back and found something to his liking.

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Verna Dixon Todd Coggins: She cared and it showed

Verna Dixon Todd Coggins was entrusted to provide professional child care services, and she did that job well over a number of years.

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Juneteenth speaker lines up with freedom

On June 9, Dr. Tommie Morton-Young will be in Memphis to keynote this year’s Juneteenth Luncheon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave.

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Pastner, Tigers welcome former Grizz assistant Stoudamire to staff


At a Tuesday afternoon press conference at the University of Memphis, Damon Stoudamire was introduced as the new Tigers assistant basketball coach.

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For BTW’s Dean, success came with a ‘Goal Card’

 Christopher Dean

Christopher Dean has noticed the change, people looking at him in a way much different than he can ever recall being gazed upon before.

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Cohen still pitching bill to end credit-check screening of job applicants

Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis on Wednesday made another pitch to Congress for support of legislation he has introduced to end the practice of using credit checks to screen job applicants.

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