Thu04242014

News

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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Health briefs

Dr. James H. Bray offers the following tips to help make going back to school a less stressful experience for children and parents.

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Live from Memphis, ‘The Tom Joyner Morning Show’

The LeMoyne-Owen College, KJMS V101.1 and the City of Memphis are co-sponsoring the Tom Joyner Back-to-School Celebration on Friday (Aug. 5) from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

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SCLC President Creecy dies at 57

With the annual convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference less than two weeks away, the civil rights group is pressing forward in the wake of the death of the Rev. Dr. Howard Creecy Jr.

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Briefs & things

Tennessee and Arkansas will hold state sales-tax holidays this weekend.

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Grizz coach Hollins ready to roll with back-to-school support

Memphis Grizzlies Head Coach Lionel Hollins is inviting all local bowling enthusiasts to join him and special guests for another year of The Lionel Hollins Charities Bowling for Backpacks event.

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Feeding site visits punch up need for summer program

 

A cadre of people wed to the value of providing children with nutritious meals during summer months visited several Summer Food Service Program feeding sites throughout Memphis.

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Health, safety expo set for Hickory Ridge community

The Hickory Ridge Community Health and Safety Expo will be held on Saturday at the Hickory Ridge Mall Towne Centre.

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The ‘Great Recession’ is not colorblind

Though all racial and ethnic groups in America have lost ground in the era of the “Great Recession,” the drop was steeper and more dangerous for Hispanic and African-American households.

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