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‘Basketball to Business Summit’ set for November run with Elliot Perry

Former NBA star and University of Memphis standout Elliot Perry is stepping up to keynote the inaugural Basketball to Business Summit, which has been rescheduled for Nov. 12.

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Somalia famine casts light on North Memphis’ ‘Little Somalia’

Fever, dysentery, measles and chronic malnutrition is a way of life for refugees. There is never enough supplies, never enough food.

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Liberty Lights: Countering flames of incivility and hate with the art of conversation

Liberty Lights offers free training on the art of holding powerful conversations to members of faith-based institutions, professional groups, nonprofits, schools and neighborhood organizations.

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Fisk University Regional Conference has September date at The Peabody

The Memphis Fisk Alumni Club, in conjunction with the General Alumni Association of Fisk University, Inc., will host the General Alumni Association’s Southern Regional Conference at The Peabody Hotel.

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School maze

Two days after a federal court judges’ ruling declared that the makeup of the Shelby County Schools board is unconstitutional, a special county schools meeting drew a packed house.

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Merging school systems: the survey says

The Tri-State Defender decided to pickup the street buzz via a walkup survey of citizens around Cordova High School.

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<br />Freedom Awards: bigger, better

The National Civil Rights Museum’s brain trust has decided to expand the lineup for the prestigious Freedom Awards as the museum notes its 20th Anniversary.

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Ghetto continues, even for affluent blacks, new analysis show

A recent analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that African American and Hispanic households that earn more than $75,000 annually live in poorer neighborhoods.

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Some view CDC data as ‘house on fire’

CDC data shows that while the annual number of new HIV infections in the U.S. remained relatively stable overall between 2006 and 2009, sharp increases were seen among young black gay and bisexual men. 

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Memphis: The Wharton view - Part II

Bernal E. Smith II: Mayor, considering annual inflation and flat to declining tax revenue/collections, what is your plan for continuing to provide adequate municipal services?

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<br />Battling suspension, Otis Jackson hires lawyers to fight back

County Court Clerk Otis Jackson – whose suspension became public on Wednesday – has hired a team of attorneys to represent him in a lawsuit against each and every General Sessions Court judge.

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McDonald’s unwraps healthier menu plans

The fast food chain McDonald’s last week announced nutritional changes to its menu intended to provide healthier options.

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Africa in the news

Some say the devastating famine in Somalia fell by the wayside as media turned its attention to other news.

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