Sat04192014

News

Fad diets may be wrong turn on road to weight loss

Fad diets come and go with the seasons, but according to a Baylor College of Medicine dietitian, they may do more harm than good.

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Whitney Houston: ‘The voice of a generation’

As news of the death of legendary pop diva Whitney Houston spread throughout the Landers Center arena in Southaven, Miss. Saturday night (Feb. 11), fans gathered for the New Edition Reunion Tour wondered if band member Bobby Brown, ex-husband of Houston, would appear.

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Samuel L. Jackson goes ‘hood’ with Obama stance

Actor Samuel L. Jackson says in an interview for the March issue of Ebony magazine that he became a supporter of Barack Obama in 2008 because of his race.

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‘Great Debaters’ challenge Ole Miss to historic debate

More than seven decades after “The Great Debaters” of Wiley College in made history by knocking off the national champs, the latest version of the team will take the stage in Memphis for another historic contest.

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<br />Don’t be late for early voting

People around the world set themselves on fire, battle tanks with rocks and will out-row a ship to the docks to get the right to vote.

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Briefs & things

Short news items from around the community

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The GOP and outreach; Dealing with the new voter photo ID law

In the souvenir program for its annual Lincoln Day Gala, the Shelby County GOP listed as the third platform of its principles a commitment to “Reject divisive racial tactics of any kind.

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Mississippi hate crime case set to inch forward

A white teenager charged with intentionally running over an African-American man with his pickup truck in Jackson, Miss. last summer is fighting to have his trial moved to a predominately non-black county.

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<br />Whitney Houston’s ex pays tribute on stage

As news of the death of Whitney Houston spread throughout the Landers Center arena in Southaven, Miss., Saturday night, fans gathered for the New Edition Reunion Tour wondered if band member Bobby Brown would appear.

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Texting while driving a deadly specter for friends of Clifton B. Gibbs

The dangerous mix of driving and texting was detailed in a story I wrote a couple of years ago while exploring journalism as the iTeen reporter for Tri-State Defender.

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Memphis lands on White House radar for business improvement

Several of the city’s top business leaders and independent minority business owners will be on a group conference call in a follow-up to a trip to the White House last week.

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No money at Mo Money?

Despite the avalanche of problems facing Mo Money Taxes, co-owner Derrick Robinson says that any fears the company will be closed down by the challenges are unwarranted.

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Dads and daughters set for unforgettable night

Girls Inc.’s Red & White Ball gives girls a chance to shine with the confidence, strength and beauty that they have learned to believe in as Girls Inc. members.

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