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Clamor for change in Memphis

Protests, denunciations and new legislation rev up push to remove Confederate-era monuments.

Protests, denunciations and new legislation rev up push to remove Confederate-era monuments.

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‘Where Do We Go From Here’

Freedom Award event will honor a musician and humanitarian, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an attorney tracking hate and 1968 sanitation workers.

Freedom Award event will honor a musician and humanitarian, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an attorney tracking hate and 1968 sanitation workers.

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With solar eclipse looming, shuttered school planetarium represents ‘missed opportunity’ for Memphis students

Sitting on the hot sidewalk outside of Craigmont High School in Memphis, ninth-graders wearing paper lab coats carefully connect a gas sensor to a plastic bottle filled with fresh spinach.

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Memphian Nathan Davis Jr. shines in ‘Detroit’

When Memphis native Nathan Davis Jr. went to audition for movie set in the 1960s, he didn’t know exactly what the movie was, nor what it was about. He and other hopefuls were placed together in a room, all given instructions to just sing, have fun and freestyle.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Jidenna, a stellar artist with a compelling story

Six months after releasing his debut album, “The Chief,” Jidenna Theodore Mobisson brought his magnetic energy to Beale Street, drawing a standing-room-only crowd to the New Daisy Theatre (Aug. 9).

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OPINION: Why all Confederate statues must fall

Following the horrific events in Charlottesville, Va., where one woman was killed during a white supremacist rally to save a statue of Robert E. Lee, cities across the country are moving swiftly to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces.

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Beyoncé releases $300 coffee table book ‘How to Make Lemonade’

The box set is a 600-plus page hardcover book that includes hundreds of never-before-seen photos from the making of her sixth studio album, Lemonade, and showcases the inspiration and themes behind the film, which exclusively premiered on HBO in April 2016.

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Marlon Wayans’ NBC series ‘Marlon’ debuts with huge ratings

The sitcom, which also co-stars Essence Atkins, averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.4 million total viewers, according to Variety.

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The Masqueraders putting on a show for ‘America’s Got Talent’

“I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else” put The Masqueraders on the map in 1968 but the soul and gospel music group struggled to find consistency after producing that hit record.

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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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#ACCESS901: Naturals in the City

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

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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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THE CULTURAL COACH

Hate is best confronted by brave family members and friends.

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STANDING AGAINST FEAR & HATE

Area minister’s march against hate turns into harrowing, violent tale.

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Take them down now!

Activists call for immediate removal of Confederate statues.

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WHITE SUPREMACY: An inside scoop

Having faced up to his own family’s tradition of racism, Aaron James has a message for other white men.

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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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