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A model for beating the odds

A model for beating the odds

Kylan Robertson has big plans for the future. “I hope to be an NBA player and an NBA game designer some day,” the 12-year-old said. “I also want to be a multi-millionaire. But it would be nice to be a billionaire.”

For a sixth-grader, Kylan seems to know what he wants – perhaps because Paul Lamar Hunter had assured Kylan and his schoolmates at St. Joseph Catholic School on Nov. 6 that their dreams could come true after relaying his personal story of triumph over adversity.

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  • Written by Wiley Henry
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If the state makes moves to vouchers, inner city merits share of funding

If the state makes moves to vouchers, inner city merits share of funding

A statewide petition drive anchored by SCLC Memphis aims to collect 100,000 signatures backing the inclusion of children in poorer communities in any move extending the use of vouchers.

The effort was set to get underway Thursday morning (Nov. 13th) with a kick-off press conference at Annesdale Cherokee Baptist Church (2960 Kimball), which is pastored by the Rev. Dwight Montgomery, SCLC Memphis president.

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  • Written by Tony Jones
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Memphis will pursue rape kit funding from NY prosecutor

Memphis will pursue rape kit funding from NY prosecutor


With a clear need for additional resources to complete the analysis of backlogged rape kits, Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said Wednesday the city would “seize the opportunity” to apply for funds through the Manhattan (New York) district attorney’s office when requests for proposals are issued next spring.

Manhattan D.A. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced Wednesday that evidence from up to 70,000 rape cases nationwide would get long-awaited DNA testing as he pledged as much as $35 million to help eliminate a backlog that has long troubled authorities, victims and lawmakers.

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Due to cuts, Navy bands change approach

Due to cuts, Navy bands change approach

MILLINGTON, Tenn. — Military bands are a valued part of American culture, with their musicians lending a sense of patriotism, pride and nostalgia to performances at sporting events, hospitals, small-town parades and service-member funerals.

For years, Navy Band Mid-South, based in Millington, Tennessee, played for audiences that not only enjoyed renditions of "God Bless America" or the Navy theme song, but also pieces of rock and roll and jazz music. But because of budget cuts, the Navy decided to dismantle the 30-plus member band, sending its musicians to other bands around the world and disappointing some in small towns.

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2014 ROBERT R. CHURCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

2014 ROBERT R. CHURCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

MED Week is a national program of the Minority Business Development Agency under the US Department of Commerce. Annually it recognizes the power of minority businesses.

In Memphis, the yearly MED week observation is presented by The Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum (The MMBC Continuum) and the Memphis MBDA Business Center. The MMBC Continuum was awarded a MBDA Business Center in 2012 as part of a four-year grant.

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THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.

FRIDAY

Broad Avenue Fall Art Walk
5pm-10pm | Broad Ave.

* Start-Up Weekend: Women’s Edition
5:30pm-10pm | Start Co.

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