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Amended bill would delay Tennessee school voucher plan

Sponsor of measure says the amended legislation would hurt efforts to help children get a better education.

Sponsor of measure says the amended legislation would hurt efforts to help children get a better education.

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Supreme Court to decide pollution standards for African-American communities

Sixty-eight percent of African Americans live within 30 miles of coal-fire power plants that spew tons of pollutants into the air each day.

Sixty-eight percent of African Americans live within 30 miles of coal-fire power plants that spew tons of pollutants into the air each day.

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‘Heartache to Harmony’

The Church of God In Christ and the City of Memphis are joining the National Civil Rights Museum in an April 4th commemoration that includes “A Memphis Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

The Church of God In Christ and the City of Memphis are joining the National Civil Rights Museum in an April 4th commemoration that includes “A Memphis Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

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1st African-American woman to pilot the cool spy plane that captures intelligence for U.S. leaders

Merryl Tengesdal grew up in the Boogie Down Bronx and pursued her pilot dreams despite being told that human beings weren’t meant to fly.

Merryl Tengesdal grew up in the Boogie Down Bronx and pursued her pilot dreams despite being told that human beings weren’t meant to fly.

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Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan fails again in committee vote

Memphis supporter says, “I just think that we need to take action in our own hands, and that's by getting out and voting.”

Memphis supporter says, “I just think that we need to take action in our own hands, and that's by getting out and voting.”

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Jay Z and friends launch 1st artist-owned music-streaming service

Because there aren’t enough music-streaming services already.

Because there aren’t enough music-streaming services already.

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Why the arrests of African-American ISIS suspects deserve more scrutiny

Reasons aplenty speak to why we should look at all of these homegrown terror cases and ask a lot more questions.

Reasons aplenty speak to why we should look at all of these homegrown terror cases and ask a lot more questions.

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How booty worship is killing black women

The market for illegal, unlicensed butt injections is feeding a desire for bigger, rounder backsides and putting black women’s lives at risk.

The market for illegal, unlicensed butt injections is feeding a desire for bigger, rounder backsides and putting black women’s lives at risk.

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All eyes fixed on Ferguson’s April 7 election

If the African-American residents of Ferguson, Mo., want to reform the political climate that encouraged police to disproportionately ticket, fine and arrest them, they will have to vote.

If the African-American residents of Ferguson, Mo., want to reform the political climate that encouraged police to disproportionately ticket, fine and arrest them, they will have to vote.

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Southern Baptists discuss race, slavery and segregation

Summit in Nashville wasn’t a how-to seminar on making churches more diverse nor long on solutions. It was more of a call to arms, with speakers proclaiming the evil of racial divisions.

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In pursuit of rhythm & a sense of urgency

Memphis shows missing elements against the Kings, snapping a three-game slide.

Memphis shows missing elements against the Kings, snapping a three-game slide.

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Spurs roll over Grizz; third loss in a row

No answer for Kawhi Leonard who racks a double-double to lead San Antonio over Memphis.

No answer for Kawhi Leonard who racks a double-double to lead San Antonio over Memphis.

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Michelle Obama declares ‘Black Girls Rock!’

First lady spreads her own message of education for girls at annual event honoring trailblazing women of color.

First lady spreads her own message of education for girls at annual event honoring trailblazing women of color.

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Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of ‘Daily Show’

The next man up is a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa.

The next man up is a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa.

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‘The Faithful Few’ mantra: ‘We’re going on anyhow’

In late August of 1988, a little known group left Memphis in a van that had seen better days, headed to D.C. for the 25th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington.

In late August of 1988, a little known group left Memphis in a van that had seen better days, headed to D.C. for the 25th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington.

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Citing need for ‘great alarm,’100 Black Men issue call to help put out the ‘fire’

“The re-launch of the 100 Black Men of Memphis, Inc. is necessary in 2015; we heard the alarm and we know there is a fire in our community.”

“The re-launch of the 100 Black Men of Memphis, Inc. is necessary in 2015; we heard the alarm and we know there is a fire in our community.”

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For Dedric Lawson, McDonald’s All-American selection is a reward for hard work

Vowing to “enjoy the moment,” the U of M signee will be on the court with many of the country’s high-school elite during McDonald’s All-American Game.

Vowing to “enjoy the moment,” the U of M signee will be on the court with many of the country’s high-school elite during McDonald’s All-American Game.

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Magic Johnson to BTW students: ‘Let me help you’

Business and sports mogul donates $30,000 and shares priceless words of encouragement and direction.

Business and sports mogul donates $30,000 and shares priceless words of encouragement and direction.

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Memphis Soul Kings hungry for crown in CBA season two

First home game is Sunday at Mississippi Blvd. Christian Center, with tipoff at 4 p.m.

First home game is Sunday at Mississippi Blvd. Christian Center, with tipoff at 4 p.m.

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On Our Way to Wealthy: Mastering the craft of roofing

Tips to help choose a credible roofing contractor.

Tips to help choose a credible roofing contractor.

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