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Fri04182014

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Memphis documentary maker captures King Memorial memories

A week ago, I boarded an airplane headed to Washington, D.C. For the second time in six weeks, I was off to see the historic official dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King statue on the National Mall.

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Why Occupy?

By maintaining a round the clock indefinite presence in the plaza, Occupy Memphis is demonstrating it’s solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Roadtrip: a TSD trek into ‘Raider Nation’

The NBA lockout has created down time for some reporters and opened doors for them to cover other leagues and different teams.

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Legacy: Rubye K. Wilbun

For many, Magnolia Elementary School is synonymous with Rubye K. Wilbun. And for good reason, as Mrs. Wilbun devoted three-plus decades of her life to the school.

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Will America buy Cain in 2012?

Is it possible the Republican Party could tap its first African American as a presidential nominee? Memphis-born Herman Cain is driving that possibility into more and more conversations.

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Usher’s philanthropy draws Freedom Award

Usher’s New Look Foundation often goes looking for trouble, things to fix and people in need of inspiration – all with the idea of making life better for those dealing with such situations.

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‘Forum 20/20’ panel to eye city’s 20-year vision

During “Forum 20/20,” a panel of corporate, civic, community and academic leaders will share their insight and strategies to propel the economic and community development of the city.

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Pastor Gray reaps state board post

Dr. L. LaSimba Gray, pastor of New Sardis Baptist Church, has gotten the nod from Gov. Bill Haslam to sit on the Tennessee Student Assistant Corporation.

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Occupy Memphis seeks diversity

On Saturday (Oct. 15), a tiny yet determined band of frustrated people will gather at Civic Center Plaza to launch Occupy Memphis and protest “reckless corporate decision-making,” the lack of jobs and the rising tides of social inequality.

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State helps voters get photo IDs

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security on Wednesday moved to make more options available for registered voters to get photo driver licenses or identification cards for voting purposes. 

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Starbucks to share wealth with Urban League, Abyssinian Corp.

When Starbucks Coffee Co. closed its store on the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Vernon Ave., the Los Angeles Urban League started asking questions.

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Rep. Cohen to host Medicare Open Enrollment Fair

Congressman Steve Cohen will host a Medicare Open Enrollment Fair on Saturday (Oct. 15) from 9 a.m. to noon at Whitehaven High School. 

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AARP goes Q&A on Voter ID

A new law that goes into effect on Jan. 1 requires nearly all Tennessee voters to take identification that includes a photograph to the polls when they vote. Naturally, this has generated a lot of questions.

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