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Tea party serves mentoring lessons

 

The “Yes, You Can White Gloves Reception” was designed for “colored girls who did” to pass along “yes, you can” information.

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Lady Tigers high on 6-player class

The University of Memphis women’s basketball team on Wednesday announced the signing of six women’s basketball players to National Letters of Intent.

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Not the NBA, but for one night, close enough

 

A crowd of 5,000 NBA-starved fans screamed often and with vigor during a Rudy Gay-engineered exhibition game at the Desoto Civic Center.

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Micro-lender status in S. Car. hailed as big step for U.S. ‘black’ businesses

On Nov. 2, the Beaufort County (South Carolina) Black Chamber of Commerce was approved as a micro-lender by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development department.

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New test puts finer point on ancestry

WWW.myDNAmix.com will do one of two things – either pat you on your back or smack you in your face.

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Inaugural ‘Caring More’ award goes to beyond-the-call social worker

Catherine Logan, director of Resident Support Services at the King’s Daughters and Sons Home in Bartlett, has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Crossroads Hospice “Caring More” award. 

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‘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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