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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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Brief & things

Short news items of interest from around the community

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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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Delta Conference delivers music wrapped in southern charm

The annual “The Delta – Everything Southern!” Conference at the University of Memphis will add this year a pre-conference tour of music-related sites in Memphis.

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Legacy: Floyd Miller: remembered and appreciated

The Town of Coldwater concluded its Black History Month Celebration (Feb. 26) in the Coldwater Cultural Center with a salute to the Life and Legacy of Floyd Miller.

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GOP eyes ‘Black Vote’ in 2012

With two black Republicans among the Republican freshman class, the GOP is looking into ways it can expand support from the black community in 2012. 

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<br />Tina Stewart memorial billed a family affair

At a memorial service Tuesday night for Tina Stewart, the moderator spoke of those associated with Central High School as a “family”. Once a “Warrior” – the school’s nickname – always a “Warrior,” he said.

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Stakeholders chart next steps after voters choose surrender

With the weight of a “yes” vote clearly registered on surrendering the Memphis City Schools charter, myriad stakeholders are busy charting next steps.

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<br />‘Yes’ voters deliver early knockout on MCS charter surrender

Memphians voted in trickles, but those who did overwhelmingly chose to surrender the MCS charter, with 47,812 voting for the surrender and 23,612 voting no.

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JEWEL Awards suited for ‘Mahalia’ star

A coat once owned by Gospel Queen Mahalia Jackson would be of value to be many, and the one now possessed by Deborah Manning Thomas is a jewel.

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