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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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Shouldering the weight of unemployment

Despite reports of a rebounding economy, joblessness among African Americans – like gas prices – have continued to dip, then escalate.

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Oprah nets the Houston-family scoop

In a 90-minute, special “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” Oprah Winfrey talked with the family of Whitney Houston.

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LEGACY: Vera Redwing Lewis

Vera Redwing Lewis, a registered nurse, died March 10. She was 67.

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Welcome to Chattanooga!

Chattanooga has many attractions for visitors – The Chattanooga Choo Choo, Tennessee Aquarium, Rock City, Ruby Falls, and Incline Railway, a thriving arts community and a newly developed North Shore District.

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Girls Inc. nets $80,000 grant for after-school snacks effort

The Tennessee Department of Human Services has awarded Girls Incorporated of Memphis with a grant worth up to $80,000.

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ThinkShow primes MCS students for real world work

 

Students throughout Memphis dashed to complete projects by March 1 for this year’s ThinkShow, an annual learning showcase held at all Memphis City Schools.

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