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R&B’s Mel Waiters succumbs to cancer

Hits such as “Hole In The Wall” and “The Smaller The Club” endeared him to R&B lovers, including Greater Memphis fans who loved his “flash.”

Hits such as “Hole In The Wall” and “The Smaller The Club” endeared him to R&B lovers, including Greater Memphis fans who loved his “flash.”

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African Americans least likely to get business loan from banks

New study: 77 percent of African-American business owners use personal cash to finance their businesses.

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Books & BBQ event to promote literacy

Novel event designed to offer people something they will enjoy reading along with something they love to eat.

Novel event designed to offer people something they will enjoy reading along with something they love to eat.

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SOUND OFF: Is the “King” great enough – already – to be the greatest?

SOUND OFF: Is the “King” great enough – already – to be the greatest?

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Is this ‘environment stuff’ connected to your health?

Mounting concern among African Americans about clean power plants and quality of life.

Mounting concern among African Americans about clean power plants and quality of life.

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OPENING THIS WEEK - Kam's Kapsules 5-29-15

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

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Social media monetized to the fullest; Part 2

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: There are ways to make money using social media other than the direct sell approach.

ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: There are other to make money using social media other than the direct sell approach.

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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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