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Wharton visits White House for gun violence talks with Obama

Wharton visits White House for gun violence talks with Obama

Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was part of a select group of mayors invited to join President Barack Obama at the White House this week to discuss curbing youth violence.

Wharton's visit coincided with the 50th Anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, where civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Speaking about gun violence, Wharton said, "It's really perplexing because Dr. King did not die for that; that was not the dream he had."

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TSD launches 2013 Best in Black Awards

TSD launches 2013 Best in Black Awards

It's that time. The questions are once again being asked. Who has the best hot wings in Memphis? What about soul food? What is the best barbershop in Memphis? Who's the best hip-hop artist? Best choir? Youth entrepreneur? How about beauty salon? What nail salon tops all others?

The second annual Best In Black Awards hosted by The New Tri-State Defender will shine a light upon some of the best African-American businesses, community organizations and entrepreneurs in the Mid-South.

TSD Publisher and President Bernal E. Smith II said the BIB Awards celebrate African-American owned and supported businesses in the Mid-South, serving as a marketing and recognition platform for those same companies while ultimately encouraging the community's next generation of business leaders.

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UTHSC grant to aid promising female minority students

UTHSC grant to aid promising female minority students

When you get a diagnosis as the result of a medical test, do you ever stop to consider who ran that test?

Probably not. Still, about 70 percent of medical diagnoses are made with information from the laboratory provided by medical laboratory scientists.

The demand for medical laboratory scientists is expected to rise by at least 13 percent through 2020, according to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. And salaries are also on the rise, with the median wage, based on location, estimated at $56,870. The unemployment rate of medical laboratory scientists is less than 2 percent, which is matched only by that of pharmacy technicians.

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One-time Senate candidate in Tennessee accused of trying to have uncle killed

One-time Senate candidate in Tennessee accused of trying to have uncle killed

A former U.S. Senate candidate from Tennessee was arrested after allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his uncle, CNN affiliate WJHL reports.

Thomas Ken Owens offered a man $500 as a down payment to kill the relative, who is a pastor and bailiff, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

WJHL identified Owens as a one-time Senate candidate.

A message left by CNN at Owens' residence was not immediately returned. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

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Memphis – second most generous city in the U.S.

Memphis – second most generous city in the U.S.

Using infographics, the Huffington Post points out "One Thing Red States Do Better Than Blue States."

Here's the nut of the matter:

"People who live in deeply religious regions of the country – the solid-red states of the Bible Belt and Utah – give more of their income to charity than those who don't."

So what city outgives the Bluff City?

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Discrimination due to pregnancy? EEOC files suit

Discrimination due to pregnancy?  EEOC files suit

Jiji, Inc., a Holiday Inn franchisee located in Batesville, Miss., violated federal law when it fired an employee because of her pregnancy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed Thursday (Aug. 22).

According to the EEOC's suit, Te'Shawn Harmon informed her manager of her pregnancy on her first day of work. That evening, the manager terminated Harmon and replaced her with a non-pregnant employee, the EEOC said.

Such alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The EEOC filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, Oxford Division after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement. The suit seeks back pay, compensatory and punitive damages, reinstatement and injunctive relief.

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