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<br />Memphis walkers get a heads-up on danger

Walkers in Memphis must sometimes stare down danger as they walk the dog or exercise, according to a new study that found the city ranks seventh on the list of the 54 most dangerous towns for pedestrians.

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Malcolm X’s grandson pooh-poohs new biography

Throwing a book at the book, “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, is unimpressed with Manning Marable’s hefty tome written about his world famous relative.

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Herman Cain says he wants to be president

Herman Cain wants to be the 45th President of the United States of America.

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How Oprah changed television

Over a 25-year reign, the Mighty O transformed the daytime viewing habits of America’s women from soap operas to confessionals and self-improvement.

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Victory University offers 500 freshmen scholarships for first semester

Victory University, formerly Crichton College, is committed to increasing the number of college graduates in Memphis and the Mid-South, without creating excessive college debt. 

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Need for jobs must be met with innovation, CBC tells President Obama

The Congressional Black Caucus – which marks its 40th anniversary this year – recently held its first full Caucus meeting with President Obama at the White House.

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<br />Northaven community looks to the future after flood

In his sixth year as principal at the northern Shelby County school, Padgett, who also doubles as a voice of the Northaven community, is doing his best to steer Northaven Elementary in the right direction after floods caused damage to the area. 

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For ‘Black Farmers’ spearhead, settlement’s OK is long overdue

A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the $1.25 billion class action settlement in the decades-old discrimination cases brought by black farmers. 

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Nobel Peace Prize nominee to speak at Summer Youth Conference

More than 2,000 teenagers and young adults are expected to attend the first Summer Youth Conference on UNITY and HOPE to be held in Memphis.

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Newberry fifth-graders celebrate ‘ordinary to extraordinary’ journey

At Newberry Elementary School at 5540 Newberry Avenue there is a focus on making the transformation from “ordinary to extraordinary.”

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BTW is rooted in community, Obama fits in

Forty-eight hours after President Barack Obama delivered the commencement address to Booker T. Washington’s Class of 2011, the neighborhood surrounding the South Memphis school still reverberated from the energy.

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River City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated turns page with new book, reception

 

The River City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated recently unveiled a hardcover book documenting its history since its inception 18 years ago.

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Men out of BTW’s past help look out for its future

 

The Rev. Herbert Davenport Jr. was determined to create a way for young men to enhance their self esteem and overcome negative influence.

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