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African-American contractors get sliver from county – still

New report, old results.

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ASD Supt. under fire, holding steady

Malika Anderson takes on district’s critics; says her focus on children with needs that cannot wait.

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LENS & LINES: ‘Mavis’ screens in Memphis

Director shares thoughts about her inspiration and more!

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‘Hands Around 201 Poplar’

Fighting crime with prayer.

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‘That’s The Way of the World’

My memories of Earth, Wind & Fire’s founder, Maurice White.

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Should 18-year-olds be allowed to use curse words in a conversation with a parent?

Aliya S. King doesn’t mind if her daughter curses around her. Rita Moore King is appalled. Whose side are you on?

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Cleveland sues Tamir Rice’s family over unpaid ambulance bill

The city of Cleveland is asking Tamir Rice’s estate to pay $500 for ambulance and medical services he received after being shot by a police officer.

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GRITGRINDGRIZZ: Gasol’s broken foot gives new meaning to ‘All Star Break’

With star center out indefinitely, is the Grizzlies season derailed?

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Apart from their bad behavior, we’ve driven our children to the brink of ‘madness’

“…(In) a city with so much promise, and so much history, we find ourselves now on the brink of birthing another generation of children who are completely out of their minds.”

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Student-testing firm defends itself after computer glitches

Company’s president says the state made the decision to scrap the online testing of TNReady even though a server overload problem has been corrected.

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Young people can impact the world by ‘standing on the shoulders’ of mentors

“If you want to go far, you really have to learn from someone who's done it before you.”

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White House: Economy is improving for African Americans, but more work is needed

The U.S. economy is improving, and African Americans have made inroads since the Great Recession, but there is more work to be done in pursuing racial equality.

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Michael Jordan finally weighs in on popular ‘Crying Jordan’ meme

The greatest basketball player that ever lived has become the signature symbol of losing on social media.

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Serena Williams helps build a school in Jamaica

Williams not only sets an example on the tennis court, but off it, as well.

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House sponsor delays voucher vote amid flurry of amendments

The normally routine motion to delay the vote illustrated how closely divided the House is on the measure. It received just 51 votes – two more than the minimum to be adopted.

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Department of Education scraps online test after crashes

School officials across the state forced to halt testing on the first day of TNReady rollout.

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CRIME NOTES

Death penalty on table in officer's slaying; Man shot to death was brother of slain girl; Off-duty officer shoots intruder.

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When states run welfare, black children are the ones who get hurt

A recent report on Mississippi’s program reveals the total disregard for the lives of black children when it comes to welfare policy.

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White House hosts event celebrating black women and dance

“Honey, things are heating up at the White House!” That’s how Debbie Allen described Monday’s Black History Month event, which celebrated black women and dance.

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Black girls in Durham, N.C. school denied right to honor African heritage

What began as a celebration of Black History Month in Durham by wearing African head wraps, is now a protest over expression.

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