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Mavs used balanced offense to beat Grizzlies

Grizz

DALLAS (AP) — Tyson Chandler's off-season work on his shot was apparent on Monday night.

Chandler scored 14 points and added a game-high eight rebounds in the Dallas Mavericks' 108-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.

The center's eight points in the first quarter included two jump shots from near the foul line.

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Students make Higher-ED connection at River City (TN) Links event

Links

Hundreds of high school students made valuable contacts for their future education during The River City (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated annual HBCU College Fair at First Baptist Church-Broad last Saturday (Oct. 18).

Twenty Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) set up booths and provided information on enrollment, scholarships, campus life, financial aid and more.

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Gina the dreamer

Beyond the Lights

Born on June 10, 1969, Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood studied film at UCLA before beginning her career as a writer for the TV sitcom, “A Different World.” In 2000, she made a noteworthy directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed “Love & Basketball,” which netted a dozen accolades during awards season, including a couple of NAACP Image Awards, a BET Award and several Black Reel Awards.

Gina’s next feature was “The Secret Life of Bees (2008),” which also earned its share of trophies, including Image Awards for Best Picture and Best Director. Here, she talks about making her third movie, “Beyond the Lights,” a romance drama co-starring Gugu Mbata-Raw and Nate Parker.

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Family picnic attracts a positive-minded ‘mob’

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A “mob” descended upon Audubon Park on Sunday (Oct. 19th) from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, this “mob” was not a group of violent individuals disturbing the peace but various people gathered together for free food, entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, bouncers for kids, and a good cause.

Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives, (F.F.U.N.) held its fifth annual Multicultural Unity in the Community Picnic. The theme of the picnic was “Celebrating Our Differences.”

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Racial disparities in early childhood education hurts U.S.

EarlyEd

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Though the nation increasingly recognizes the importance of early childhood education, young African Americans and other children of color continue to trail their white counterparts on key measurements, according  to a report by  the Center for American Progress (CAP), an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action

The report, titled, “Investing in Infants and Toddlers to Combat Inequality,” shows that despite being the majority, children of color are generally faring poorly on a number of social and educational metrics. One-in-three toddlers of color lives in poverty. By 5 years old, children from low-income homes have heard millions fewer words than their more affluent peers, a vocabulary deficit known as the word gap. According to an earlier CAP report, even among middle and upper class families, 25 percent of all kindergarteners are not school-ready – they may not know any letters, numbers, or colors, for example.

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