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First-time authors write their way toward overcoming obstacles

Literary project supports servant leadership in affordable public housing.

Literary project supports servant leadership in affordable public housing.

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From the streets to the golf course to champion

LeMoyne Owen College golfer claims PGA Minority Collegiate Championship.

LeMoyne Owen College golfer claims PGA Minority Collegiate Championship.

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Exploring hip-hop culture – ‘Pedagogy, community action and identity’

Probing panel discussion at Hattiloo.

Probing panel discussion at Hattiloo.

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‘I felt like nobody really recognized what we did’

Remembering the Memphis 13, Part 1. Oct. 3 dedication of historical markers to note legacy of children who integrated elementary schools.

Remembering the Memphis 13, Part 1. Oct. 3 dedication of historical markers to note legacy of children who integrated elementary schools.

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WORDS MATTER: How speaking to babies affects development

The arrival of a newborn niece brings home the importance of what a baby hears and the manner in which it is delivered.

The arrival of a newborn niece brings home the importance of what a baby hears and the manner in which it is delivered.

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Honoring black writers: 10 books for your summer reading

The most recent New York Times’ summer reading list left out a whole lotta blackness.

The most recent New York Times’ summer reading list left out a whole lotta blackness.

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More than 2,000 Tennessee state workers sent buyout offers

If not enough workers seek the buyout, the state could turn to involuntary layoffs.

If not enough workers seek the buyout, the state could turn to involuntary layoffs.

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High honors bestowed upon UTHSC dean

Marie Chisholm-Burns, Dean of the College of Pharmacy, wins Clinician of Distinction Award

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Boost your health and drop pounds by cutting out 1 ingredient: sodium

Most Americans consume far more sodium than is recommended, leading to high blood pressure and bloating.

Most Americans consume far more sodium than is recommended, leading to high blood pressure and bloating.

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Alzheimer’s Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. collaborate to fight Alzheimer’s

With the proper education and resources about Alzheimer’s disease, caring for someone with the disease can become easier.

With the proper education and resources about Alzheimer’s disease, caring for someone with the disease can become easier.

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Suicide: The only question that matters

‘Do you own yourself, or does the state own you? With respect to suicide, this is the only question that matters.’

‘Do you own yourself, or does the state own you? With respect to suicide, this is the only question that matters.’

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He cries alone: African-American men and PTSD

Whether they are veterans or victims of violence, African-American men are less likely to seek help for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Whether they are veterans or victims of violence, African-American men are less likely to seek help for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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‘DJ Grill Crashers’ – traveling crash cookouts

Celebrity chefs and radio DJs partner with the National Pork Board to bring “healthy and delicious pork” to African-American BBQs across America.

Celebrity chefs and radio DJs partner with the National Pork Board to bring “healthy and delicious pork” to African-American BBQs across America.

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7 changes you can make right now to get fit for summer

It starts with an attitude adjustment and ends with a good night’s sleep – and the benefits will pay off all summer long.

It starts with an attitude adjustment and ends with a good night’s sleep – and the benefits will pay off all summer long.

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Overmedicating children in foster care

There is a growing concern that too many children in foster care are overmedicated – in some cases as a form of behavior control.

There is a growing concern that too many children in foster care are overmedicated – in some cases as a form of behavior control.

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‘You don’t belong here’

African-American family receives anonymous note telling them to find “the town where there are more people like you.”

African-American family receives anonymous note telling them to find “the town where there are more people like you.”

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‘Ridiculous’ says lawyer countering allegations that B.B. King was poisoned’

“The family is sticking together,” says an attorney representing King heirs making the charges and seeking to oust the executor of King’s estate.

“The family is sticking together,” says an attorney representing King heirs making the charges and seeking to oust the executor of King’s estate.

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Troubled Memphis-area cemetery reopens for family visits

Temporary opening on Memorial Day was the first since owner was arrested and charged with mishandling burials more than a year ago.

Temporary opening on Memorial Day was the first since owner was arrested and charged with mishandling burials more than a year ago.

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Emmy winner Steve Harvey to host 13th Annual Neighborhood Awards

Awards show and expanded four-day weekend unfolds in Atlanta for the second consecutive year.

Awards show and expanded four-day weekend unfolds in Atlanta for the second consecutive year.

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70 members of Congress call on President Obama to ‘ban the box’

The group of U.S. representatives wants the president to sign an executive order to ban federal contractors from asking if potential job seekers have been convicted of crimes.

The group of U.S. representatives wants the president to sign an executive order to ban federal contractors from asking if potential job seekers have been convicted of crimes.

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