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Sat04192014

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Separate & unequal? Cohen asks Justice Dept. to investigate

Congressman Steven Cohen (D-Memphis) is asking U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to look into a new state law requiring voters to present a valid government photo ID at the polls.

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Casey Anthony Judge: Next Judge Mathis?

Throughout the media circus that surrounded the murder trial of Casey Anthony, Judge Belvin Perry is the one person that many claim brought dignity to the proceedings.

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Profile: New SCLC leader, Howard Creecy

Charges of mismanagement and institutional infighting – largely over who should lead the historic civil rights group – appeared to threaten the viability of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. 

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‘Prominent Republican’ gives First Lady Obama her props

“Dear Mrs. Obama, Do you have any idea what you mean to us? By us, I mean the strong, independent, accomplished black women of America. ...”

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A chat with the only African-American winner of ‘The Apprentice’

Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and scholar, and as a leading voice for his generation in business and technology.

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Shelby County partners to cut prescription drug costs

People who buy prescription drugs in Shelby County will soon get a discount on many of them and some of their health screenings. 

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Chevrolet announces ‘Table of Brotherhood Project’

Chevrolet is sponsoring the “Table of Brotherhood Project,” a four-city tour honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. that culminates with the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial.

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Bargaining rights net presidential Twitter time

President Barack Obama kicked off the White House’s inaugural Twitter Town Hall with a tweet asking the American public for ideas on reducing the deficit.

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‘Healing the total man’ drives Bishop Patterson’s son

Ordained by his father, Bishop J.O. Patterson Jr., in 1998, Elder C.H. Mason Patterson Sr. and has been preaching regularly at Pentecostal Temple since age 21.

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<br />A community investment you can live with

The Mid-South needs a community of investors to support the charitable groups, faith-based programs and service organizations that are facing catastrophic funding shortfalls.

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Local agency helps troubled teens turn their lives around

The Metamorphoses program relies on the power of communication to help participants learn there are alternatives to life behind bars and that they can embrace a real chance for a successful future.

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Stand for Children pushes ‘Put Education First’

Stand for Children has launched a city-wide campaign to engage community members in the transition process for the merger of Memphis and Shelby County Schools. 

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Worldwide ‘planking’ craze reminds some of slavery

 

A fad entitled “planking” has recently emerged that calls for participants to find the most difficult place in which to lie face down with palms to the side and feet pointed to the floor.

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