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Regional News Roundup - 1/30/2014

Senate sponsor for Insure Tennessee; more!

Senate sponsor for Insure Tennessee; more!

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The ‘stench’ of education reform and the need to respond now

The victims: minorities with lower incomes and those who live under a lower socio economic status.

The victims: minorities with lower incomes and those who live under a lower socio economic status.

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Grizz D dooms Denver

Winning by bigger margins lately, Memphis is locking down on defense.

Winning by bigger margins lately, Memphis is locking down on defense.

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Suge Knight arrested and bail set at $2,000,000 in fatal hit-and-run

The rap mogul hit two men with his truck and then backed up over them as he fled the scene, authorities say.

The rap mogul hit two men with his truck and then backed up over them as he fled the scene, authorities say.

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African-American breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

Grassroots movement may yield profound health benefits, some breast-feeding advocates say.

Grassroots movement may yield profound health benefits, some breast-feeding advocates say.

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Alcenia’s to keep rolling in the Pinch District

Legislative threat looms to district’s historic designation.

Legislative threat looms to district’s historic designation.

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How to cut child poverty by 60 percent right now

Children’s Defense Fund projects a path for 72 percent of poor African-American children who suffer the highest poverty rates in America to no longer be poor.

Children’s Defense Fund projects a path for 72 percent of poor African-American children who suffer the highest poverty rates in America to no longer be poor.

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Is dinner ever going to be ready at Sweetie Pie’s?

Those eager to step down to Beale Street to taste the famous soul food at Sweetie Pie’s have some more waiting and anticipating in their immediate future.

Those eager to step down to Beale Street to taste the famous soul food at Sweetie Pie’s have some more waiting and anticipating in their immediate future.

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Don Thompson, the 51-year-old CEO of McDonald’s, is stepping down on March 1, according to CNBC.

Brief stint ends for Don Thompson; One of the few African-American execs at the helm of a Fortune 500 company.

Brief stint ends for Don Thompson; One of the few African-American execs at the helm of a Fortune 500 company.

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What’s Happening Myron? Bust a Move Monday is Feb. 2nd

Put your dollars on literacy and support for local authors.

Put your dollars on literacy and support for local authors.

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America’s racism is a world problem

The reality of racism in America can affect the development of foreign policy and needs to be eradicated…now!

The reality of racism in America can affect the development of foreign policy and needs to be eradicated…now!

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If speech is free, shouldn’t silence be?

Super Bowl Talk: Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has become a media sensation largely because of his disdain for interviews.

Super Bowl Talk: Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has become a media sensation largely because of his disdain for interviews.

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After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

Jury rejects defense claims that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.

Jury rejects defense claims that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack.

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Marissa Alexander released from prison

House arrest for Florida mom at center of state’s controversial stand-your-ground law.

House arrest for Florida mom at center of state’s controversial stand-your-ground law.

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Famed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased

Famed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased

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Z-Bo plays ‘run killer’ in Dallas

Randolph, Grizzlies dominate Mavs.

Randolph, Grizzlies dominate Mavs.

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Shelby County teachers protest merit pay plan

State’s largest public school district grapples with sticky issue.

State’s largest public school district grapples with sticky issue.

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Roundup: News briefs 1-27-15

Tennessee’s right to cancel Medicaid expansion; SCS resumes charter bus use; $21 million for state homeless programs; more!

Tennessee’s right to cancel Medicaid expansion; SCS resumes charter bus use; $21 million for state homeless programs; more!

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Poor communities lose billions to predatory lenders

New report chronicles the disparities that continue to plague the banking industry.

New report chronicles the disparities that continue to plague the banking industry.

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Magic no threat for Grizz

Double-doubles by Randolph, Gasol lead Memphis over Orlando.

Double-doubles by Randolph, Gasol lead Memphis over Orlando.

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