Thu04242014

Opinion

Investing intellectual capital in underdeveloped environments

It has been known for quite some time that the largest remaining untapped goldmine in America is the under-invested urban communities across this nation.

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Parent Teacher Association (PTA), no longer just cookie baking moms

With over 115 years nationally and 100 years in Tennessee, PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation and continues to work as one voice to speak on behalf of every child.

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3 stories you won’t read this MLK Weekend

In the excitement of placing a statue of the first African-American on the Mall, there are three stories that readers should be aware of, though few journalists, if any, will cover.

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Saturday morning cartoons not meant for babies

“Children under the age of 3 should not watch TV.” This mantra is familiar to adults who are aware of the devastating effects that an inordinate amount of television viewing has on early childhood brain development.

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Boiling hot with anger!

Dear Lucy: For years, I have suffered with boils. I read your column where you talk about emotions and the affect they can have on the body. Is there something I might be missing? 

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Is sugar worth the trouble of satisfying your taste buds?

I can’t imagine going back to the days when I needed a sugar fix – a doughnut, cookies, cake, and ice cream, whatever my heart desired. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.

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TSD to endorse in Memphis municipal election

When voters step up on Oct. 6 to cast ballots in the Memphis municipal election, the bucket of choices will be filled with 58 candidates.

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For prison profiteers, it’s full-speed ahead

The United States imprisons more people than any other developed nation – one person for every 100.

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Gov. Perry checks in – time to pay attention

Texas governor Rick Perry brings to the presidential nomination race of 2012 something that has been sorely lacking — someone who actually wants to win the job.

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Riots and causes have England struggling to understand

England’s attempt to understand rioting touched off by a policeman’s fatal shooting of a 29-year-old black man, in many ways mirror the debate that followed the unrest that the U.S. underwent in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. 

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Race and beyond: The race for the White House

President Barack Obama must play the political game as deftly as each of his predecessors did, despite having the racial narrative as a backdrop to his remarkable story.

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Put it down; yes, I mean the saltshaker

Are Americans crazy about salt? Yes, because the number of people suffering from high blood pressure is increasing.

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‘Housecleaning’ your mind makes room for joy

Dear Lucy: I recently turned forty years old and all of a sudden I am having so much trouble with my memory. I used to laugh at my friends who said that they were forgetting more as they aged.

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