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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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‘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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