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44 years later, a street for Dr. King

The history of healing in Memphis notched another milestone on Wednesday with the unveiling and dedication ceremony for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

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Memphis’ Pastor Norman nets White House honor

The White House on Wednesday (April 4) honored Memphis Pastor Keith Norman as one of twelve leaders recognized for their work to prevent youth violence within their communities.

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Heroism Award winner a fine fit among changemakers

Mention the 2012 Women of Achievement awards celebration to Summer Owens and the word “honor” springs to her mind; not so much the physical award, but rather the idea that she was among the awardees.

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‘ArtsFest’ ready to empower MCS students, unify district

 

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” Charles Cooley’s saying resonates loudly as Memphis City Schools presents the third annual ArtsFest hosted at the MCS Board of Education.

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‘Room 306: The National Story of Lorraine Motel’

“Dr. King was my spiritual mentor. He declared that none are free until all are free. There are many rabbis doing a great work among the Jewish people.”

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Profit margins mark a shift in fortune for ‘The MED’

The year is 2010. The beleaguered Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED) faces a string of interim administrations, a harrowing deficit of $20 million, and a public image of financial instability and future uncertainty.

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Transition Planning Commission duo has world-class hopes for merged system

“Everybody is afraid of change, and everybody is scrambling around afraid because they don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Rickey Jeans, a lifelong Collierville resident.

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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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