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AKA’s faithful settle in for ‘ATM’ Regional

AKA’s faithful settle in for ‘ATM’ Regional

With a global point of view in mind, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. members have converged on Memphis for the 81st South Eastern Regional Conference.

The four-day conference – March 14-17 – is projected to attract 3,000-plus sorority members from the 105-year-old international sorority's South Eastern Region – Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi (known as the "ATM.")

Additional guests are expected to pour into the "Bluff City" from various points – nationally and internationally. The conference theme is "Global Leadership Through Timeless Service: Let the Good Times Roll Through Timeless Service."

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At Evans Elementary, positive and principal are inseparable

At Evans Elementary, positive and principal are inseparable

On a Friday afternoon inside the cafeteria of Evans Elementary School, a sea of children danced to "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," one of superstar Michael Jackson's biggest hits from the 80s. Though the song itself is twice their ages, they jumped and spun around anyway, showing teachers and parents in attendance their best moves.

Those students were being rewarded for good conduct for the month, and in the middle of it all was their principal, Cynthia Alexander-Mitchell.

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Super size? Yes, please, say Mississippi lawmakers

Super size? Yes, please, say  Mississippi lawmakers

The same day a judge blocked a ban on the sale of large, sugary drinks in New York City, senators in Mississippi approved, by a 50-1 vote, a bill that would prevent similar efforts in their state.

The legislation is known as the "Anti-Bloomberg" bill because the proposed ban in New York is supported by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

"We believe there's enough regulation," said Mississippi state Sen. Tony Smith, the bill's author and a restaurant owner.

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Community help needed for sickle cell group home

Community help needed for sickle cell group home

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee is on the verge of opening its first group home and the community's support is needed to push the project to the finishing point.

Located at 35 West Brooks Rd., the next step in the Foundation's expanding outreach effort was brought to my attention by TSD reader Mario Martin. I ran into him while on a supply run at Office Max.

Martin's an entertainment and real estate entrepreneur. After explaining that he had added security systems (Maximum Security) to his products and services line, Martin mentioned that the company had donated a state-of-the-art system to a house for the Sickle Cell Foundation.

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Service, salutes and training to mark AKA Regional Conference

Service, salutes and training to mark AKA Regional Conference

The 81st South Eastern Regional Conference of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will convene in Memphis March 14-17.

The conference is expected to attract 3,000-plus sorority members from the 105-year-old international sorority's South Eastern Region – Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi (known as the "ATM.")

Additional guests are expected to pour into the "Bluff City" from various points – nationally and internationally. The conference theme is "Global Leadership Through Timeless Service: Let the Good Times Roll Through Timeless Service."

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At odds: family & medical examiner; dispute death of Miss. mayoral candidate

At odds: family & medical examiner; dispute death of Miss. mayoral candidate

The family of a Mississippi mayoral candidate claim that he died after being "beaten, dragged and burned," but it's an account a medical examiner disputed, saying "I don't know where that is coming from."

On Wednesday, authorities found Marco McMillian's body near a levee between Sherard and Rena Lara, two unincorporated communities about 15 minutes from Clarksdale. The 34-year-old McMillian had been running for mayor of Clarksdale, a city of about 18,000 people in northwestern Mississippi's Delta region.

His body was "set afire," according to his family, who said they twice met with a coroner.

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40th Anniversary salute to African American Police Association

40th Anniversary salute to African American Police Association

Since its inception as an official national commemoration nearly half a century ago, African American History Month has become something many of us take for granted.

But if one candle is enough to keep a bonfire going, we happened to stumble upon a small, refreshingly sincere, and humbly very powerful program at the Lambert Church of God In Christ this past Sunday (Feb. 24).

Matchbox size, Lambert is located "two blocks up Park from Airways and then to the right" on Keating Street in Orange Mound.

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