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Fri04182014

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Advancing budget bill not student friendly

A deficit-slashing budget proposed by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is moving forward in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Student debt: a trillion $ dilemma

Whether beginning a career or seeking to keep one going, the competitive edge in today’s job market usually goes to those with college degrees.

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Student leaders sound the alarm as pell grants face an uncertain fate

 Frederick J. Soejanto and the other Community College of Philadelphia Student Ambassadors have taken on a project that is bigger than any single college. 

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Clock ticking as Supreme Court weighs healthcare law

The U.S. Supreme Court’s current session ends in June and sometime before that it will issue a ruling that will accent the divide in the country over the Affordable Health Care Act.

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<br />City set to begin anew at Cleaborne Homes

Mayor AC Wharton Jr. and Robert Lipscomb will lead a groundbreaking ceremony to unveil plan’s for redeveloping the Cleaborne Homes housing project.

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Educator and judge among Women’s Foundation Legends Award honorees

Velma Lois Jones, an educator for 43 years, was the first African-American classroom teacher elected as president of the Memphis Education Association.

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Florida teen’s killing to yield Memphis youth vigil

“…Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated in his 1963 Letter From A Birmingham Jail: ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ Almost 50 years later, we are still rallying for justice…Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Miami native killed three weeks ago, has become the face of that struggle today…”

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<br />Redistricting suit not a sour grapes move, says NAACP

There they were – assembled members of the Memphis Branch NAACP board – lined up at the chapter’s headquarters on Vance Avenue Tuesday (March 20) to issue a statement explaining the need for a lawsuit.

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NNPA’s Newsmakers call for more involvement from the community

This year’s Black Press Week held in Washington, D.C. culminated with the an award ceremony honoring Ben Jealous and Marian Wright Eldelmen.

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President Obama talks ‘love’ for Black Press

President Barack Obama expressed admiration for the balanced picture African-American newspapers present of the African-American community each week.

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Your nose knows it’s spring

Tuesday (March 20) was the vernal equinox – otherwise known as the official end of winter and the start of spring. But even if you didn’t look at your calendar, chances are your nose already figured it out. 

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Living life with a whole heart

“I was in high school that day my mother went under the knife for open-heart surgery. I remember praying so hard for the Lord to keep my mother through the procedure.”

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<br />Voter ID law: To repeal or not to repeal

State Democratic Party leaders bent on reversing Tennessee’s three and one half month old Voter Photo ID law see more than a glimmer of hope for its repeal but say the public needs to get involved to reel in success.

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