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Tue04152014

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MCS – 2011 record of achievement

Memphis City Schools lists a myriad of reasons to “be encouraged and proud this year.”

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Supt. Cash reflects on 2010-11

In what he termed somewhat of a “mid-term or progress reading,” Memphis City Schools Supt. Dr. Kriner Cash said MCS is ahead of schedule.

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Maternal mortality rates increasing for African-American women

High rates of obesity, high blood pressure and inadequate prenatal care cause death from childbirth more often for African Americans in the United States than for whites and other ethnic groups. 

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<br />Hart sets sail for 9th district seat

With Rep. Steve Cohen fortified by a reelection chest of $800,000-plus and poised for all comers, Memphis City Schools board member Tomeka Hart has decided to bring it on.

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Anyone can get skin cancer

You may have heard that people with light skin, light-colored hair, and blue or green eyes have a greater risk for developing skin cancer.  But, did you know that people with darker skin are at risk for skin cancer too?

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Info seniors need about disaster aid

Disaster assistance grants are not considered taxable income and will not affect Social Security or Medicare.

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Surgeon General urges new docs to be socially conscious

When Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, Surgeon General of the U.S., addressed more than 400 Drexel University College of Medicine graduates, she encouraged them to make a difference.

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Mississippi governor notes mistreatment and sacrifices of Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders, students and state and local officials were among those present in Jackson, Miss., last Sunday when Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour made history with an apology to the Freedom Riders.

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Help on the way for Memphis’ yo-yo dieters

Statistics show that two-thirds of Americans are on a diet at any given time and less than five percent of the people who actually lose the weight while dieting are able to keep it off once they stop.

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Stop The Killing organizer vows to keep on keepin’ on

 

Stevie Moore has become widely known throughout many sectors of the Memphis community, but that was never his intention when he began the “Stop The Killing” campaign several years ago. 

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Budget provides relief for unemployed, foundation for jobs creation

So what’s in the $30.8 billion state budget? For starters, the state has once again fully funded education, including our nationally recognized pre-kindergarten program.

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’68 Sanitation Strike workers focus of Labor Department honors

 

The U.S. Department of Labor is reaching out to the surviving workers of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike and their families in anticipation of the second part of the Labor Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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‘Hands on the Freedom Plow’ nets Hooks Institute Book Award

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change has selected “Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC” as the winner of its National Book Award for 2010. 

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