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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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Spring Hill M.B.C. ready for its sesquicentennial – 1827-2017

Celebration set for Sunday at 3815 Hawkins Mill Road.

Celebration set for Sunday at 3815 Hawkins Mill Road.

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PERSPECTIVE: We must have a new Poor People’s Campaign and Moral Revival

Bishop William Barber calls for a community to mobilize — and act.

Bishop William Barber calls for a community to mobilize — and act.

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Black-and-white Emmys reflect TV’s narrow ethnic view

Not ONE Latino actor deserved a nomination?

Not ONE Latino actor deserved a nomination?

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Top 5 jobs robots will take over

Technological advances usually come with one common thing: loss of human jobs to save money and increase profits.

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Mike Tyson says Jamie Foxx will play him in biopic

According to The Sun, Tyson, who was convicted of rape in 1992, said that the movie will be “uncomfortable” for some people to watch.

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OWN’s “Black Love” series is the honest conversation we all need about relationships

OWN TV network’s “Black Love” docu-series features intimate conversations with married couples who open up about their love journeys from the seats of their couches.

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Memphis Tigers no easy matchup for No. 25 UCLA

No. 25 UCLA (2-0) at Memphis (1-0), Saturday 11 a.m. on ABC24.

No. 25 UCLA (2-0) at Memphis (1-0), Saturday 11 a.m. on ABC24.

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St. Louis ex-officer acquitted in killing of black man

Businesses and schools close in wake of verdict.

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