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Tenn. voters to decide on income tax amendment

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NASHVILLE — Tennesseans are getting ready to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax.

Early voting for the Nov. 4 election starts Wednesday, but no matter what voters decide, it's unlikely that Tennessee lawmakers would seriously consider an income tax because it's become such a toxic political issue.

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Movie Review: ‘Dear White People’

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The academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It’s too bad that black students there also have to worry about making themselves comfortable socially.

That’s precisely the predicament we find a quartet of African-American undergrads facing at the point of departure of Dear White People, a sophisticated social satire marking the directorial and scriptwriting debut of Justin Simien. Earlier this year, the thought-provoking dramedy won the Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the Sundance Film Festival. 

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Bong photo linked to Ole Miss’ Robert Nkemdiche

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OXFORD, Miss. — Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze says he has talked with defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche about a blurry photo circulating the internet that shows a person holding a bong.

Freeze would not confirm if it was Nkemdiche in the photo or if he had done anything illegal, though the coach did say the picture was taken in August.

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Should white mom be paid for brown baby mistake?

 

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What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby?

It's an unusual question, arising from an Ohio woman's unusual lawsuit prompted by an insemination gone wrong. And it has set off an extraordinary discussion touching on sensitive issues of race, motherhood, sexuality and justice, though the debate begins with one basic premise: You should get what you pay for.

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Counting down to the 2014 Block Party and Picnic for Peace

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“Social Responsibility” will be the focus of the 2014 Block Party and Picnic for Peace, which is set for Oct. 24-26th.

“Coming on the heels of such serious incidents as the mob attacks and domestic violence tragedies in our city, we feel it’s the right thing to do in focusing this year’s event on social responsibility,” said State Rep. Antonio Parkinson, Block Party founder and organizer.

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