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2014 ROBERT R. CHURCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

Med Week1

MED Week is a national program of the Minority Business Development Agency under the US Department of Commerce. Annually it recognizes the power of minority businesses.

In Memphis, the yearly MED week observation is presented by The Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum (The MMBC Continuum) and the Memphis MBDA Business Center. The MMBC Continuum was awarded a MBDA Business Center in 2012 as part of a four-year grant.

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Roundup: News briefs

News

Abortion rights supporters want vote invalidated

NASHVILLE (AP) — Opponents of Amendment 1 are asking a federal judge to void the vote that amended the Tennessee Constitution to make it easier for lawmakers to restrict abortions.

In a lawsuit filed late Friday in federal court, plaintiffs claim that the state ignored the plain language of the constitution, which says it can be amended by "a majority of all the citizens in the state voting for governor, voting in ... favor" of the amendment.

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‘Now, this is the absolute truth’

Truth

Jesus take the wheel … right now!

James David Manning, a Harlem pastor, is making outrageous claims that semen is being put into Starbucks coffee to boost the flavor.

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Cosby’s art paired with African art at Smithsonian

Cosby Art

WASHINGTON (AP) — Everybody knows Bill Cosby's humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby is opening to the public for the first time Sunday at the Smithsonian Institution, revealing some works by African-American artists that until now have been seen only by family and friends.

The exhibition not only celebrates African-American heritage, it also provides a glimpse at works the Cosbys have enjoyed intimately, with pieces ranging from a masterwork that had remained hidden for a half-century before Camille Cosby recognized its value, to a quilt made from their slain son's clothes. More than 60 artworks from the Cosby collection are being displayed through early 2016 alongside 100 pieces of African works at the National Museum of African Art in Washington.

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Jake Elliott lifts Memphis past Temple, 16-13

Tigers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Elliott kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to give Memphis a 16-13 victory over Temple on Friday night.
Paxton Lynch was 21 of 28 for 230 yards for the Tigers (6-3, 4-1 American Athletic). Mose Frazier had eight catches for 110 yards, and Brandon Hayes ran for 75 yards on 26 carries and had two catches for 24 yards.

Temple (5-4, 3-3), coming off a 20-10 home victory over then-No. 21 East Carolina, tied it at 13 on Austin Jones' 46-yard field goal with 2:46 left.
Memphis took a 13-10 lead on Elliott's 27-yard field goal with 1:39 left in the third quarter.

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