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Determined local contractor tells of investing in her people

Marcel Hill has a straight-forward message when she gets the opportunity to share her story with others.

Marcel Hill has a straight-forward message when she gets the opportunity to share her story with others.

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‘More Than a Score’

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The New Uprising against High-Stakes Testing.’

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The New Uprising against High-Stakes Testing.’

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OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: 4-25-15

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

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Teacher of the Week: Ayodele Hall

“Celebration of Teachers” Sunday is approaching and the countdown spotlight is on Ayodele Hall.

“Celebration of Teachers” Sunday is approaching and the countdown spotlight is on Ayodele Hall.

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Respect your elders Floyd!

‘A LITTLE R&R ON SPORTS’: “So when Floyd Mayweather has the gall to compare himself and disrespect the legacy of The Greatest, we have a problem.

‘A LITTLE R&R ON SPORTS’: “So when Floyd Mayweather has the gall to compare himself and disrespect the legacy of The Greatest, we have a problem and there’s (as Bernie Mac would say) a big damn discrepancy.”

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Universal Parenting Places

South Memphis home to one of nation’s first.

South Memphis home to one of nation’s first.

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Memphis’ problem: ‘miseducation of poverty’

“There must be an examination of the structural and systemic complications that prevent forward strides from taking place.”

“There must be an examination of the structural and systemic complications that prevent forward strides from taking place.”

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Hamilton students demonstrate resolve with walkout

Pending departure of principal that students had learned to embrace prompts concern about the future.

Pending departure of principal that students had learned to embrace prompts concern about the future.

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Grizzlies win Game 2, 97-82; Take 2-0 series lead

Perimeter play – specifically, 3-point shooting – helped the Grizzlies score a fairly comfortable victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at the FedExForum.

Perimeter play – specifically, 3-point shooting – helped the Grizzlies score a fairly comfortable victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at the FedExForum.

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Boe (Sterling) knows Bass Pro

Eye for design leads to Memphis and around the globe

Eye for design leads to Memphis and around the globe

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News Roundup

Citizenship test to graduate?; Jurors could see in-life photos of murder victims; Elton John’s heart-shaped glasses swiped; more!

Citizenship test to graduate?; Jurors could see in-life photos of murder victims; Elton John’s heart-shaped glasses swiped; more!

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Meet the brave and brilliant playwright Katori Hall

When Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett star in your first Broadway play, you've got to be something special. Katori Hall is a talent on the rise.

When Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett star in your first Broadway play, you've got to be something special. Katori Hall is a talent on the rise.

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A young sister ‘hashtagged’ me out of my silo

“If the hashtag takes you to a conversation, and that takes you to action, then the hashtag may be a step in the right direction.”

“If the hashtag takes you to a conversation, and that takes you to action, then the hashtag may be a step in the right direction.”

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CNN panelists clash over Freddie Gray’s death

The two guests clashed over the “root cause” of recent officer-involved killings across the nation.

The two guests clashed over the “root cause” of recent officer-involved killings across the nation.

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Tortured, jailed black seniors released – but denied Social Security

Many read about wrongfully convicted men released from prison after decades and believe when they are freed that justice has finally been achieved.

Many read about wrongfully convicted men released from prison after decades and believe when they are freed that justice has finally been achieved.

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Nigerian girls forgive but can’t forget

Organization helps those who escaped from Boko Haram.

Organization helps those who escaped from Boko Haram.

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Dyson’s Cornel West essay was a hit piece wrapped in scholarly words

West’s critiques of President Barack Obama are completely in-line with the scholar’s quest for justice for the poor and people of color.

West’s critiques of President Barack Obama are completely in-line with the scholar’s quest for justice for the poor and people of color.

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‘Black Panther Party’ film seeks wider audience

The first feature-length film to focus on the origin and downfall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is making waves in the film community.

The first feature-length film to focus on the origin and downfall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense is making waves in the film community.

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Michelle Obama to speak at Tuskegee University commencement

The May 9 event is one of three graduation ceremonies the first lady will speak at this year.

The May 9 event is one of three graduation ceremonies the first lady will speak at this year.

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Racial Profiling Prevention Act headed to the governor after House of Representatives approval

If Gov. Haslam signs off, all law enforcement agencies in the state would have to adopt a written policy by January 1, 2016.

If Gov. Haslam signs off, all law enforcement agencies in the state would have to adopt a written policy by January 1, 2016.

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