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Wed04162014

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Visit the doctor and never leave home

Sometimes you can’t make it to the doctor. You don’t have a way to get there, you’re bedridden, or you may have simply forgotten.

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George Curry returns as NNPA News editor

Award-winning journalist George E. Curry has been named editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service, a position he held from 2001 to 2007.

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Farrakhan paints picture of leadership missing in action

 Louis Farrakhan

“This is the first time that I have been invited to an all-black college and not only the Student Government Association welcome me in, but the president of the college actually welcomed me in also,” said the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

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D.C. Councilman Barry blasted for remarks on Asian-owned businesses

Washington, D.C. Councilman Marion Barry has come under fire for comments he made about the Asian business community following his victory in a primary election.

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Rising Robotics students ‘Rumble’ nationwide

Exposure to robot building has fascinated youth in the Memphis City Schools – so much so that two high school teams, once “rookie” robot builders, now compete nationwide and advise new teams.

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Burger King pulls Mary J. Blige chicken wrap commercial

Burger King pulled a commercial starring R&B singer Mary J. Blige following controversy over her appearance and the context of the food advertised.

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‘No’ vote stalls bill on Municipal districts

A giant thud resounded Wednesday in Nashville as the Tennessee House of Representatives closed a door that would have allowed the suburbs surrounding Memphis to forego participation in a merged Memphis and Shelby County school system.

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Justice for Trayvon a step closer

With the name “Trayvon Martin” having become a cry for the wheels of justice to get rolling, a Florida special prosecutor announced the filing of a second-degree murder charge against the 17 year old’s killer, George Zimmerman.

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New clergy group eyes more than lip service in support of teachers

A new coalition of Memphis religious leaders released a report showing that highly effective teachers have a greater impact on student performance than any other resource in the school system.

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Minister Farrakhan to keynote LOC Diversity Leadership Conference

Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam will deliver the keynote address during the Diversity Leadership Conference that will unfold on the campus of The LeMoyne-Owen College on April 14.

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Erma Lee Laws: pioneer activist, writer, educator

The colorful landscape of African-American society in Memphis in the 1950’s garnered respect and distinction, thanks largely to the vision and insight of one woman – Erma Lee Laws, according to those who were close.

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‘Duty of the Hour’ premiere to spotlight Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks

“Duty of the Hour,” a film on the late Rev. Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, will explore the long, complex, and difficult history of race in America and highlight how our nation can be, transformed by visionaries, such as Hooks.

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Faith and Memphis’ embrace anchor teen battling cancer away from home

 

Every morning, 13-year-old TJ Malveaus makes his way down the hallway at Ronald McDonald House® of Memphis, stopping to greet each staff member along the way.

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