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2017 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation Diversity Scholarships

Three Tennessee minority students who wish to pursue health care careers will be awarded $10,000 scholarships.

Three Tennessee minority students who wish to pursue health care careers will be awarded $10,000 scholarships.

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You can come in, but…

Review set for a list that blocks dozens from City Hall unless they have an escort..

Review set for a list that blocks dozens from City Hall unless they have an escort..

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Record All-Star: Davis scores 52

Move over, Wilt. After 55 years, one of your records is no more. Anthony Davis took care of that.

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Opinion: The incredible legend of the black church

They were actually important to the black community!

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Pots & pans: It’s about time it was Oscars-so-black

Hollywood finally might be understanding that anyone’s story can be an American story.

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Morehouse at 150: Destroying 7 myths that challenge the excellence of HBCUs

HBCUs have a rich history and powerful mystique that continue to shape African-American culture and inspire academic success.

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Jeanette Epps to become first black crewmember on International Space Station

While other Black astronauts have flown to the Space Station for brief stays during the outpost’s construction, Epps will be the first Black crewmember to live and work on the station for an extended period of time.

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Michelle Obama set to make appearance on ‘MasterChef Junior’

The show, which just started its new season last week, is a cooking competition for children aged 8-13 and will have various guest appearances throughout the season as it looks to replace Chef Graham Elliot.

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Donald Glover will play Simba in The Lion King Reboot, James Earl Jones returns as Mufasa

The rapper and comedian, fresh off his two Golden Globes and NAACP Award for the breakout hit, Atlanta, was recently announced as the voice of Simba in Disney’s live-action version of the ’90s classic, The Lion King.

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Obama ranked 12th best U.S. president ever by historians

Only a month after leaving office, former President Barack Obama‘s legacy is already shining bright, as he was ranked number 12 of all United States presidents in a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians published on Friday.

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HBCUs should not take Trump’s hush money

In a clearly calculated move, Betsy DeVos’ first stop to a postsecondary institution as the newly minted U.S. secretary of education was to an HBCU—Howard University, “the Mecca” of black education in the United States.

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Jet Magazine could return to newsstands

A rejuvenated Ebony magazine is considering reviving its Jet sibling as a newsstand product for millennials.

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Back pain? Look at your feet (here's why)

If you have pain or discomfort in your back, you might need to look down at your feet as the cause.

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Columbia University accidentally sends 277 acceptance letters

On Friday, the Ivy League school explained that the emails “incorrectly implied they had been accepted” and that follow-up emails explaining the mistake had been sent out within the hour.

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Report: Flint water crisis connected to systematic racism

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission released a report on Friday which said in part “systematic racism” going back decades is at the core of the problems that caused a lead-contaminated water crisis in the majority Black city of Flint.

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Frayser residents give ‘State of City’ address mixed reviews

Mayor Strickland: Tangible action bringing results

Mayor Strickland: Tangible action bringing results.

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‘OUR’ STORY: PART III

‘We’ve been free in the demilitarized zone, and we’re going to be free in Mississippi.’

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Now serving: Porter-Leath Early Childhood Academy

The Porter-Leath Early Childhood Academy – designed with children, parents and teachers in mind – has the primary goal of learning and development and is now open and serving.

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Power in 30, says local basketball coach and businessman

Through the “Power of 30,” Curtis Givens is giving back to the community. He knows the difficulties of growing up in the Memphis inner city, but through faith in God and hard work Givens is a successful businessman and – most importantly – the coach of his11-year-old son’s basketball team.

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MTS, Dr. Henry Logan Starks & The 30th

Memphis Theological Seminary presented the 30th Annual Dr. Henry Logan Starks Scholarship & Award Celebration at the Guest House at Graceland last week.

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