Fri04182014

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Budget provides relief for unemployed, foundation for jobs creation

So what’s in the $30.8 billion state budget? For starters, the state has once again fully funded education, including our nationally recognized pre-kindergarten program.

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’68 Sanitation Strike workers focus of Labor Department honors

 

The U.S. Department of Labor is reaching out to the surviving workers of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike and their families in anticipation of the second part of the Labor Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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‘Hands on the Freedom Plow’ nets Hooks Institute Book Award

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change has selected “Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC” as the winner of its National Book Award for 2010. 

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There is relief for allergies

The best way for people to avoid outdoor pollens is to “keep those windows closed and run your air conditioner 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” says Dr. Susan Berdy.

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Choice of major so critical for African Americans

African Americans make less, and in some cases much less, than their white and Asian counterparts, no matter what their undergraduate major.

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Beale Street ‘mayor’ Rudy Williams still missing

Rudy Williams, lovingly referred to as the “mayor of Beale Street,” went missing on Saturday (May 21) and still had not been heard from.

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<br />Memphis walkers get a heads-up on danger

Walkers in Memphis must sometimes stare down danger as they walk the dog or exercise, according to a new study that found the city ranks seventh on the list of the 54 most dangerous towns for pedestrians.

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Malcolm X’s grandson pooh-poohs new biography

Throwing a book at the book, “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, is unimpressed with Manning Marable’s hefty tome written about his world famous relative.

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Herman Cain says he wants to be president

Herman Cain wants to be the 45th President of the United States of America.

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How Oprah changed television

Over a 25-year reign, the Mighty O transformed the daytime viewing habits of America’s women from soap operas to confessionals and self-improvement.

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Victory University offers 500 freshmen scholarships for first semester

Victory University, formerly Crichton College, is committed to increasing the number of college graduates in Memphis and the Mid-South, without creating excessive college debt. 

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Need for jobs must be met with innovation, CBC tells President Obama

The Congressional Black Caucus – which marks its 40th anniversary this year – recently held its first full Caucus meeting with President Obama at the White House.

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<br />Northaven community looks to the future after flood

In his sixth year as principal at the northern Shelby County school, Padgett, who also doubles as a voice of the Northaven community, is doing his best to steer Northaven Elementary in the right direction after floods caused damage to the area. 

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