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New principal named for Memphis school at the center of grading investigation

Shelby County Schools is turning to a veteran principal with school turnaround experience to take the helm of Trezevant High School, where its last leader unearthed grading irregularities that have shaken the entire district.

Report: Trial set for Darrius Stewart wrongful death lawsuit

LocalMemphis reporting that trial set for next June.

Growth on the menu for HBCU Reunion Weekend

The fifth annual HBCU Reunion Weekend brought together alumni excited to celebrate their alma maters while also allowing the community a chance to ask questions and talk about historically black colleges and universities.

Keynoter to address ‘irrelevance’ at NAACP centennial celebration

Scholar and former MSNBC host Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry will keynote the NAACP Centennial Celebration. Former U.S. Congressman Harold Ford Jr. will also be a featured guest.

Election serves as a learning lab for Young Dems

For Danielle Inez, the newly-elected president of the Shelby County Young Democrats, it’s nice that the political establishment is starting to recognize and speak to the concerns of “millennial voters.” But it’s not enough.

LOC vice president resigns amid faculty discord

The Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at The Le-Moyne Owen College, Dr. Alfred Hall, is leaving the college and his position now is listed as an available employment opportunity on the LOC website.

LeMoyne-Owen stakeholders poised to forge ahead

Students form campus-based PR company to push the positive.

Fight for $15 frustrated and fed up

Group reaches settlement with City over surveillance concerns; vows to continue activism for livable wages, union rights.

Labor activists, Memphis agree to settle civil rights suit

Activists pushing for higher wages at fast-food restaurants have settled a lawsuit that claimed police in Memphis, Tennessee, threatened protesters with arrest and followed labor organizers home after meetings.

Here are more allegations from a principal’s letter that’s shaking up Memphis schools

Grade tampering isn’t the only concern being investigated in Shelby County Schools in the aftermath of this month’s fiery resignation letter from a Memphis principal.

N.A.A.C.P. keynoter to address the I-word at centennial celebration

Irrelevance is the word. Professor Melissa Harris-Perry is the speaker; Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. also keynoter on provocative program.

Students learn lessons about life, money

RedZone Ministries hosts financial literacy luncheon for Orange Mound youth.

Four things to know out of this week’s special school board meeting on Memphis grade tampering

Former U.S. Attorney Ed Stanton Jr. among the investigators into alleged grading discrepancies.

Memphis begins employee student loan repayment plan

The city of Memphis said Thursday that beginning July 1, eligible city workers will receive monthly contributions of $50 for repayment of their student loan principal.

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