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Educators learn how not to teach children about slavery

How to teach the facts of Negro slavery in America to schoolchildren historically has been fraught with tension and controversy. Last month, proof of that sore spot surfaced again.

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In South Africa, First Lady asks: ‘What generation will you be?’

First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday noted the achievements of 76 young women leaders from South Africa and across the continent of Africa during her address to the Young African Women Leader’s Forum.

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If blacks lose ground, can Memphis make progress?

On Tuesday night, an intergenerational coalition gathered at City Hall to argue that widespread loss of public jobs might strip many hard-working Memphians of rights won during the civil rights movement.

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Talking trash: Big business, powerful friends

As the sanitation industry’s star was rising on Wall Street, the smaller trash contractors and operators on Main Street were being bought out by industry heavyweights.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/23/2011

“Bad Teacher,” “Cars 2” and a number of independent and foreign films 

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