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Tony Jones

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SCLC Memphis President gave his all!

Remembering the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Dwight R. Montgomery

Remembering the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Dwight R. Montgomery.

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Opening Friday: Toni Green's Harpo's Juke Joint

“I’m really excited,” Green said. “I think people are going to be really surprised.”

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Carter retains attorney after doctor calls her ‘Aunt Jemima’

Dermatologist: "Anything that tarnishes my respect for her was a misspoken blunder on my part."

Dermatologist: "Anything that tarnishes my respect for her was a misspoken blunder on my part."

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‘Speed Repping’ Town Hall gets encore invitations

All it takes is three minutes to talk to city officials....

All it takes is three minutes to talk to city officials....

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Key roaster at The Bar-Kays salute would love to follow in their footsteps

Music legends get plenty of laughs at "Freedom and Funk Weekend" event.

Music legends get plenty of laughs at "Freedom and Funk Weekend" event.

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Kirk Whalum’s ‘Gospel According to Jazz Tour’ takes the stage at Clayborn Temple on Dec. 11

Also performing: Keiko Matsui and Norman Brown.

Also performing: Keiko Matsui and Norman Brown.

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Tennessee crash revives debate over school bus seat belts

Six children killed in Chattanooga accident.

Six children killed in Chattanooga accident.

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Family of Darrius Stewart plans to pursue civil action against city, Schilling

Still seeking justice after DOJ announces "insufficient evidence" for civil rights prosecution.

Still seeking justice after DOJ announces "insufficient evidence" for civil rights prosecution.

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BREAKING: No federal civil rights charges against Connor Schilling

U.S. Attorney Stanton: Insufficient evidence to prove willful violation of Darrius Stewart's civil rights.

U.S. Attorney Stanton: Insufficient evidence to prove willful violation of Darrius Stewart's civil rights.

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Willie Clayton, Charles Wilson performing LIVE at Orpheum on Saturday

Duo headlining Mother's Day Southern Soul Festival

Duo headlining Mother's Day Southern Soul Festival.

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“Inside Ferguson” author Devin James, a companion and a 5 year old arrested, jailed in Lincoln, Neb.

State police handling the incident; cellphone and dashcam videos said to record the encounter.

State police handling the incident; cellphone and dashcam videos said to record the encounter.

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Women’s Theatre Festival presents Sip & Sign with LaRita Shelby at Hattiloo

Hometown talent returns to showcase her latest book – “Dictation: Plays, Poems and Monologues For African Americans.”

Hometown talent returns to showcase her latest book – “Dictation: Plays, Poems and Monologues For African Americans.”

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Quit yapping and get involved, activists say

Community leaders call for faith-based institutions to do more in Memphis.

Community leaders call for faith-based institutions to do more in Memphis.

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Wharton to Chism and Strickland: Bring it on!

Former Shelby County Commissioner and Democratic Party activist Sidney Chism has name recognition but does he have the clout to help boost Councilman Jim Strickland past.

Former Shelby County Commissioner and Democratic Party activist Sidney Chism has name recognition but does he have the clout to help boost Councilman Jim Strickland past the incumbent in the mayor’s race? The table is now set to find out.

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Third St. honor for B.B. King shaping up

Third St. honor for B.B. King shaping up

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‘B.B. played what he felt’

Memories flow as the ‘King of the Blues’ passes; Procession on Beale Street set for May 27.

Memories flow as the ‘King of the Blues’ passes; Procession on Beale Street set for May 27.

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Nat D. Williams inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame

Grandson and namesake accepts the honor for his late grandfather.

Grandson and namesake accepts the honor for his late grandfather.

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Southbrook Mall funding flap needs Mayor Wharton’s explanation, says Council’s Halbert

Economic development committee chair: “Something is clearly wrong here.”

Economic development committee chair: “Something is clearly wrong here.”

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Southbrook Mall team: City playing hide & seek with $3.6 milliion funding promise

Developers plan Monday press conference to air their grievances.

Developers plan Monday press conference to air their grievances.

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Priority number one: Focusing on 'generational poverty,' says Harold Collins.

District 3 Councilman declares for Mayor with announcement at Southland Mall.

District 3 Councilman declares for Mayor with announcement at Southland Mall.

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Southbrook Mall developer eyes April 20 to get started

Whether the proposed timeline to begin the rebirth can be met is uncertain.

Whether the proposed timeline to begin the rebirth can be met is uncertain.

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Democrats regroup for victory – they hope

The biannual convention yields a new chairman and leadership structure.

The biannual convention yields a new chairman and leadership structure.

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Who has the best soul food in town?

Here’s a list to get the discussion going.

Here’s a list to get the discussion going.

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Local Democrats vow to look forward

Recent past stirs concern by some.

Recent past stirs concern by some.

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Stax students tap protest music to shape Black History Month salute

Theme: ‘The Art of Healing’

Theme: ‘The Art of Healing’

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Alcenia’s to keep rolling in the Pinch District

Legislative threat looms to district’s historic designation.

Legislative threat looms to district’s historic designation.

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Is dinner ever going to be ready at Sweetie Pie’s?

Those eager to step down to Beale Street to taste the famous soul food at Sweetie Pie’s have some more waiting and anticipating in their immediate future.

Those eager to step down to Beale Street to taste the famous soul food at Sweetie Pie’s have some more waiting and anticipating in their immediate future.

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Bus riders group salutes Dr. King with ‘Living My Dream’ Award day

Community service was the order of the day at the Citizens For Better Service 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Award program.

Community service was the order of the day at the Citizens For Better Service 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Award program.

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Walter Winfrey: A ‘True Man of Honor’

Hired in the tumultuous fall of 1968, his career spanned 31 years, with the last three as director.

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‘Yo George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?’

The legacy of George Clinton.

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The Bar-Kays at 50

Event of the year celebration Dec. 4th.