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WHITE SUPREMACY: An inside scoop

Having overcome his own family’s tradition of racism, Aaron James has a message for other white men

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DETROIT IS AMERICA, Part II: Three ways the black church can practice economic justice

‘Detroit’ movie offers lessons for people of faith, says Pastor Earle Fisher.

‘Detroit’ movie offers lessons for people of faith, says Pastor Earle Fisher.

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MOVING ON UP!

Rhodes College’s ‘new’ vice president and dean of students is a familiar face

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The Payne truth

Long before Memphian Cameron Payne – the Oklahoma City Thunder’s first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft – was dropping dimes on a professional-level basketball court, the hip-hop world had already foretold how such “blessings” begin.

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Fire Department’s EMS aims to provide ‘The Right Response’

The Memphis Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services has launched a new initiative called “The Right Response” to streamline responses to emergencies based on callers’ individual needs.

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THE CULTURAL COACH

Hate is best confronted by brave family members and friends.

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ALL OVER TOWN: Poets invited to ‘Drop the Mic;’ plus Arnez J

From poetry to painting, if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you have options! Check these out:

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#ACCESS901: Naturals in the City

Braids or ‘fros, twists or locks, it’s all good hair at natural hair expo.

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Crosstown High wins $2.5 million to help reinvent high school

Leaders of Crosstown High announced Wednesday that it’s receiving the money over five years from the XQ Super School Challenge, an initiative backed by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

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Documentary pivots off ‘Hollywood’ Raiford to probe ‘Black America USA’

In an intriguing match-up of ambition and subject matter, former kickboxing world champ turned entrepreneur Anthony “Amp” Elmore has created a documentary about legendary Memphis nightclub personality Robert “Hollywood” Raiford.

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Violence adds momentum to removal of Confederate statues

Gov. Haslam calls on state lawmakers to remove bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Tennessee Capitol.

Gov. Haslam calls on state lawmakers to remove bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Tennessee Capitol.

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Eric Garner’s family to receive $4 million settlement

The payout is part of a $5.9 million wrongful death settlement approved by a Staten Island judge.

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New York Life reaches $50 billion empowerment goal in the black community

The New York Life insurance company recently hosted a panel discussion on bridging the racial wealth gap in Washington, D.C.

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7 breathing exercises to flatten your belly

Breathing is an involuntary process and we don’t need any extra effort in order to breathe, but in reality breathing simply is not enough in itself to sustain a healthy life, breathing correctly is vital to live longer, stay in a happy mood and keep away illnesses.

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North Carolina no longer thinks it's a great idea to shield drivers who hit protesters with cars

A controversial bill that would have protected drivers who plow into crowds of protesters will most likely fade away from the North Carolina legislature, a decision most certainly reached after the horrifying vehicle attack on a group of people counter-protesting Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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Texas A&M cancels ‘White Lives Matter’ protest scheduled for 9/11

Texas A&M University said in a press release on Monday that it was cancelling the “White Lives Matter” protest that had been scheduled to take place on September 11th on the campus.

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HBO defends ‘Confederate’ series after white supremacist violence

In the wake of the violence out of Virginia this weekend in which a white supremacist rammed his car into a group of counter protesters, killing one woman and injuring many others, the idea of a show about the Confederacy winning the Civil War in an America where slavery is still legal isn’t sitting well with people, even moreso than usual.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson praises Memphis progress on awarding contracts to African Americans

But city officials, CME leaders say there's still more work to do.

But city officials, CME leaders say there's still more work to do.

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COMMENTARY: After Charlottesville, I asked my dad about Selma

Over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists held a rally that escalated into violence. An activist, a paralegal named Heather Heyer, was killed after a man drove his car into a crowd of protesters.

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Why standards are important under the Every Student Succeeds Act

Standards have always been a part of society. From standards of measurement and time to driver’s licenses, food preparation in restaurants and language, standards keep us healthy and safe and help us communicate with each other.

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