Sun04202014

News

‘Penny’s’ next move expected to pay off for local sports and fitness

 

More options for sports and fitness are coming soon to Greater Memphis thanks to Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, who announced plans for a 100,000 square-foot facility that will open in the Cordova area.

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Tigers stymie crosstown Magicians

With a nearly sell-out crowd Wednesday night for the first exhibition game against hometown opponent, The LeMoyne-Owen College, it’s obvious Memphis is ready for U of M Tigers basketball.

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‘He wasn’t prosecuted, he was persecuted’

When Alabama State Sen. Quinton T. Ross picked up the phone on March 29, 2010 to chat with one of his constituents, he never dreamed it would land him in a grueling legal battle to prove his innocence. 

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Occupy Memphis amplifies a down-but-not out ‘voice’

With a breezy Sunday afternoon as a backdrop, James, a 46-year-old newly homeless African American, finds an audience willing to listen, and eager to learn.

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Kemba Ford: Committed to creativity and service

I’m not comparing myself to any former City Council person regardless of what district they represent. I’m committed to be a breath of fresh air. I’m coming in with a new paradigm for local leadership, new ideas, new energy.

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<br />Lee Harris: ‘It boils down to service’

Elections matter and who we elect matters. I care deeply about this City and I’ve been blessed by this community. I am committed to making a positive difference and this is one way I can do that.

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‘Escalating plague’ sets off alarm of ‘sobering manifesto’

HIV/AIDS is more than a disease—it is a symptom of the larger problems of social inequalities and racial/ethnic health disparities.

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Briefs & things

Short news items from around the community

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Better health on menu of new North Memphis effort

 

In a large room enlivened with women and children, particularly young mothers with their babies, a nutritionist explained what’s good and what’s bad for the human body.

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Voter photo ID law explained

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New NAACP program targets childhood obesity

 

With a few steps to the left and a few steps to the right, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin recently demonstrated the NAACP’s renewed focus on healthy living and childhood obesity. 

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BEEP/Career Week meshes LOC students with biz execs

The Twenty Seventh Annual Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) and Career Week at The LeMoyne-Owen College will run through Monday.

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65 years and still cookin’

On Tuesday (Oct. 25), Bates and a host of hungry Four Way Grill guests from myriad parts of the city took note of the landmark restaurant’s 65 years of doing business.

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