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Memphians weigh in on Hopson’s investment plan for struggling schools

After years of closing struggling schools, Shelby County Schools is changing course and preparing to make investments in them, beginning with 19 schools that are challenged by academics, enrollment, aging buildings and intergenerational poverty.

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Collison leads Kings to 91-90 win over slumping Grizzlies

This was no feel-good road trip for the Memphis Grizzlies, who had another loss to contemplate on a long flight home.

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Alarming rise in number of young black women at risk of heart disease

Despite all the talk about prevention and warning signs, more Black young women under 50 are suffering from heart attacks at greater numbers than ever before.

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‘Moonlight’ director developing ‘Underground Railroad’ series

Amazon announced Monday that it will develop the TV series, with Jenkins writing and directing the adaptation of the 2016 National Book Award winner.

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Disney reportedly rejects Will Smith $20 million request for role

Will Smith wanted $20 million in order to appear in Disney’s upcoming live remake of its animated classic Dumbo, but Disney turned him down.

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Nine reasons to check out John Singleton’s BET Series, 'Rebel'

Acclaimed director makes first foray into TV.

Acclaimed director makes first foray into TV.

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Meet the Navy’s first female African-American chief warrant officer

Summer Levert is inspired by family, mentors and fellow sailors.

Summer Levert is inspired by family, mentors and fellow sailors.

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PHOTOS: Legends & Leaders Gala 2017

TSD presents and evening to remember at Dominos' Event Center at St. Judes.

TSD presents and evening to remember at Dominos' Event Center at St. Jude's.

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Maye-day jumper springs North Carolina to the Final Four

In need of an emergency response to answer a Kentucky run, the MVP stepped up.

In need of an emergency response to answer a Kentucky run, the MVP stepped up.

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Texas Teen Ebony Banks, loses battle to cancer four days after meeting Beyoncé

High school holds vigil to commemorate Banks' life.

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John Lewis helped squash 'Trumpcare' bill

The Georgia congressman’s speech is an instant classic.

The Georgia congressman’s speech is an instant classic.

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Will driverless vehicles put black people out of work?

Driving while black in America has always been fraught with peril.

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Thompson's second half sparks Golden State past Grizzlies 106-94

Otherwise tight game blown open by hot-shooting Warriors.

Otherwise tight game blown open by hot-shooting Warriors.

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MLGW gets $1 million from TVA to address extreme energy burdens

The Tennessee Valley Authority on Wednesday detailed the allocation of $1 million dollars to be spent in Memphis on energy efficiency and weatherization improvements for low-income communities.

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Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill

Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because of the cutbacks planned to Medicaid.

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Census estimate puts Tennessee's population at 6.65 million

More than 39,000 people moved to Tennessee last year, which helped it remain the 11th fastest growing state for net migration.

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Black lawmakers call on FBI to help on missing black girls

The District of Columbia logged 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of them black or Latino, in the first three months of this year, according to the Metropolitan Police Department, the city’s police force. Twenty-two were unsolved as of March 22, police said.

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Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

De'Aaron Fox credits some sticky Kentucky defense for the Wildcats' latest berth in a regional final. Coach John Calipari begs to differ.

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North Carolina jumps Butler early to advance to the Elite Eight

Tar Heels dominate Bulldogs and get their rematch with Kentucky

Tar Heels dominate Bulldogs and get their rematch with Kentucky.

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Jay Z to make Trayvon Martin film and documentary series

According to Variety, Jay Z and Weinstein Company are partnering to make a film and documentary series about Trayvon Martin.

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