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Occupy Wall Street offshoot now ready to Occupy Memphis

Occupy Wall Street, a group of sons and daughters, moms and dads think this nation is less democratic than it ought to be.

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Local Democrats M.I.A.?

The Shelby County Democratic Party – once a powerhouse, snorting mule – has visibly lost its kick. That is an assertion clearly audible in myriad segments of Greater Memphis.

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AT&T donates $10,000 to help Southwest students

 

A recent ceremony marked AT&T’s contribution to Southwest Tennessee Community College.

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City’s new IT deal packs punch for ‘minority’ firms, says Wharton team

Technology – according to Mayor AC Wharton Jr.’s administration – is the key to developing a “performance management system” that will grade the performance of every city department and determine the cost of every service.

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Hockey fan throws banana at African-American player

It’s been a wacky week or more for Wayne Simmonds, one of the few African-American players in the predominantly white National Hockey League.

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Two efforts, one aim: Serve the people

Two major initiatives slated for the Hickory Hill area in October share the common goal of bumping up the quality of life, especially with families in mind.

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Most states fail miserably at teaching the ‘movement’

Though the civil rights movement is one of the defining elements of U.S. history, the Southern Poverty Law Center says most states deserve a failing grade when it comes to teaching the movement to students.

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Community mourns loss of Lisa Cash, wife of MCS superintendent

Lisa Cash – the “support and encouragement all through the years” of her husband, Dr. Kriner Cash – lost her bout with cancer on Tuesday (Sept. 27) morning. She was 56.

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Tiger football fans are looking for the brighter side

 

If the football season were broken down into quarters like a game, it would be the end of the first. And the Tigers, well, they would be getting killed.

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Strength, support from Girls Inc. helps teen who lost her family

Deneshia Poole remembers watching helplessly as her home burned to the ground. She lost more than a home that day, as her mother, two brothers, two sisters and two cousins all died in the fire.

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Troy Davis dead; death penalty foes vow to fight on

Millions of petitions were delivered. Protests, rallies and vigils were organized around the globe. And still Troy Anthony Davis was executed.

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<br />Bass Pro failed to hire African Americans and Hispanics, EEOC says

Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC, the national sporting goods retailer scheduled to open a megastore in 2013 at the Pyramid, is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Study: ‘Menthol effect’ keeps minorities hooked on cigarettes

You try and try, and then try again, but you can’t quit smoking. Well, there may be a good reason for it. Especially if you smoke menthol cigarettes.

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