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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and CBC members kick off Annual Legislative Conference

The leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community to feature Town Hall meeting and more.

The leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community to feature Town Hall meeting and more.

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Most Tennessee districts are showing academic growth, but districts with the farthest to go improved the least

It’s not just Memphis: Across Tennessee, districts with many struggling schools posted lower-than-expected growth scores on this year’s state exams, according to data released Tuesday.

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Hillary Clinton still willing to challenge election results

During an interview promoting her new book, Hillary Clinton said that she would not rule out the possibility of challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election.

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Dr. Oz shocks ‘Fox & Friends’ hosts during pro-marijuana speech

On Tuesday morning, Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, shocked the hosts of “Fox & Friends” when he came to the defense of medical marijuana.

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Will brave 8-year-old football players & coach face backlash for anthem protest?

A Texas youth football team received threats last year for kneeling during the anthem. Will that happen again?

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OPINION: Marvin Sapp & R. Kelly’s gospel song does more harm than good

One evil is lurking behind the melody listeners should not readily overlook.

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FATS VS CARBS: One might not be as bad as experts thought

A large, 18-country study may turn current nutritional thinking on its head.

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Jay-Z reportedly turns down Super Bowl halftime gig; Is it in solidarity with Kaepernick?

'The Source' is reporting that Jay-Z has turned down the NFL to headline the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show, a coveted spot that promises at least 111 million eyes, if last year’s numbers are any indication.

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Most Memphis schools score low on student growth under new state test

More than half of Memphis schools received the lowest possible score for student growth on Tennessee’s new test last school year, according to data obtained by Chalkbeat for Shelby County Schools.

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Food stamp work requirement to return for most of Tennessee

Gov. Bill Haslam: "We honestly think this is the right thing to do."

Gov. Bill Haslam: "We honestly think this is the right thing to do."

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GOP on the verge of passing a bill that will phase out Medicaid entirely

The “Graham-Cassidy” legislation, named for Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidey (R-LA), it s leading proponents, includes several cutbacks to health care spending by the government, most notably cuts to Medicaid, which covers nearly 75 million Americans.

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Obama continues key initiative to provide opportunities to boys and young men of color

The Obama Foundation, a nonprofit organization set up by the former president and first lady with the expressed goal of improving civic engagement, will now include as a core initiative the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.

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Murder of little known civil rights activist remains mystery 52 years later

During her life, Alberta Jones was responsible for registering thousands of African-American voters in the 1960s and paved the way for a ban that would prevent theaters and lunch counters from discriminating against patrons for their race.

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Alert: Tattoo ink may reach lymph nodes

New studies show that no matter what kind of tattoo you get – a small one or large back tattoo, microscopic particles from tattoos can travel within the body and reach the lymph nodes, researchers say.

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Miller and the Tigers subdue UCLA's Bruins

With a national television audience as the backdrop, the University of Memphis caps a thrilling performance with a victory.

With a national television audience as the backdrop, the University of Memphis caps a thrilling performance with a victory.

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Donald Glover and Lena Waithe make Black history at Emmys

Sterling K. Brown wins for "This Is Us."

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The Latest: Students participate in St. Louis protests

Unrest continues in wake of acquittal of the officer who shot a black man in 2011.

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Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy omitted from Emmy memorial

Also missing: Harry Dean Stanton (Big Love) and Frank Vincent (The Sopranos).

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White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties

Trump appoints lawyer and former NFL player to White House HBCU post.

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It's Official: Tony Allen is a Pelican

Allen officially signs one-year deal with New Orleans for reported $2.3 million.

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