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Electrolux rolls in with assist from Ewing

Five vehicles trucked from El Paso, Texas arrived in Memphis on March 14. The vehicles belong to Electrolux, which announced in mid-December that its new North American Cooking Products manufacturing center would be located in Memphis.

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Self-employment rises as survival option for more African Americans

As jobs become harder to find, more African Americans are turning to self-employment for financial survival.

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<br />Soledad: The Japan earthquake interview

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien is in Japan, where she is covering the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown that have devastated the country.

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Legacy: Dr. Jesse Foster McClure Jr.

Dr. Jesse Foster McClure Jr., who among many varied accomplishments was a freelance contributor for the Tri-State Defender, died Feb. 21. He was 65.

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Children Defense Fund founder/president to speak in Memphis

Dr. Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), will speak at Mount Olive CME Church on Friday (March 18).

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RIP: Nate Dogg

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale – aka Nate Dogg – passed away on March 12 at the age of 41.

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Star treatment for participants at Girls Inc.’s Red and White Ball

 

Sometimes, just looking like a million bucks is all it takes to feel like a million bucks. Such thinking has always been at the heart of the Red and White Ball, an event organized every year by Girls Incorporated of Memphis.

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Former Memphis Tiger Shawne Williams taking his shot with Knicks

Memphis native and former University of Memphis player, Shawne Williams, took the floor against the Grizzlies Wednesday night, scoring five points in 21 minutes for the New York Knicks.

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White Station teen is already making magic


Tachele Anderson joined over 100 other youth from around the country who were part of the 2011 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine.

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Deadline looms for White House Internship Program

The application deadline for the White House Internship Program’s fall 2011 session is Sunday, March 13. 

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Visit historic Clinton and tour the Green McAdoo Museum

 

While Arkansas’ Little Rock Nine at Central High School got the lion’s share of media notoriety during the early school desegregation era, the story of Clinton High School is no less courageous or remarkable.

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