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Smaller cohort of charter schools to open in Memphis in 2018

With charter schools comprising a fourth of Shelby County Schools, district leaders say they’re setting a higher bar for opening new ones in Memphis.

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‘Black Girls Rock’ honorees find missing black children who are often ignored

Imagine sending your child to school like any other day but they never come home. Then you get the phone call. “Your child is missing.” Those four words are a parent’s worst nightmare.

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Cavaliers GM Koby Altman makes a strong move in trading Kyrie Irving

Cleveland gets an All-Star in return for an All-Star plus a potentially high first-round draft pick to build around.

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Bill Cosby retrial postponed until 2018

After a revamping of his defense team, Bill Cosby’s sexual assault and drugging retrial has been postponed until the spring.

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First white NFL player to kneel during national anthem is married to a black woman

On Monday night, before a pre-season game, members of the Cleveland Browns knelt in prayer during the national anthem. Among them was Seth DeValve, the first white NFL player to participate in such a protest.

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OZY’s Carlos Watson talks landing new PBS show and overcoming bad experiences in school

Carlos Watson is an Emmy-award winning journalist, entrepreneur and television host who has proved regardless of society’s labels or stereotypes, you can overcome the odds.

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McQueen directs Hopson to share Memphis student information with charter operator

Tennessee’s education chief has sided with a charter operator in the ongoing tug-of-war between Shelby County Schools and the state’s Achievement School District over student contact information.

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Memphis school board leader wants to declare that ‘all are welcome here’

A school board member wants Shelby County Schools to send a unified message to immigrant students and parents: “You are safe in our schools.”

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Did you miss yesterday’s total solar eclipse? Here’s your next chance

Yesterday, the US experienced one of the biggest astronomical events of the decade: a total solar eclipse that crossed the country from coast to coast for the first time since 1918.

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Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

As the statues are falling, economic racism is not fading. African Americans still earn just 60 percent of what whites earn.

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Cosby hires Michael Jackson’s lawyer for sex assault retrial

Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson‘s former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania.

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Petition wants a statue of Missy Elliott to replace a Confederate monument

Nathan Coflin of Virginia, who posted the petition, argued that Elliot has had five Grammy Awards and has sold over 30 million albums. Not to mention she doesn’t stand for racism.

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8 motivational quotes for success from the highly successful

The road to success is paved with confidence, hard work, and the ability to stay motivated.

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Americans stake out prime viewing spots to watch the eclipse

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots to watch the moon blot out the midday sun for a magical couple of minutes Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history.

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THE SOLAR ECLIPSE:

What's safe and what's not?

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Will ‘BlackOut’ be the movement to shut down the NFL?

This should be an interesting football season, and year, for that matter, as many American institutions are messily having their come-to-Jesus moments.

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Comedian and Civil Rights activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

Comedian Dick Gregory—who attacked racism through a biting and satirical style of comedy, and was equally well-known for his civil rights activism and advocacy of an austere health regimen—died Saturday, Aug. 19 at the age of 84.

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NYPD rally, sing ‘Black National Anthem’ in support of Colin Kaepernick

Some have confused Colin Kaepernick’s stance against police violence as an edict against police.

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Charles Barkley slams Confederate statue protesters

Basketball star Charles Barkley said that fighting to get Confederate statues removed is “wasted energy.”

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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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