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Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

08-23-2014 by BlackNews - avatar BlackNews

Nationwide — TV entertainer Nick Cannon has confirmed that the rumors are true; He and his wife pop star singer Mariah Carey are separated, and are living in different homes. The...

Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

08-23-2014 by Raynard Jackson-NNPA - avatar Raynard Jackson-NNPA

Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murde...

ACT Scores in Tenn. rise, but most students still far from college-ready

ACT Scores in Tenn. rise, but most stu…

08-23-2014 by Grace Tatter-ChalkBeat TN - avatar Grace Tatter-ChalkBeat TN

Tennessee’s ACT scores improved more last year than they have for a decade, the state department of education announced Tuesday.   Tennessee’s composite ACT score for publ...

Greater Metro

ACT Scores in Tenn. rise, but most students still far from college-ready

ACT Scores in Tenn. rise, but most students still far from college-ready

Tennessee’s ACT scores improved more last year than they have for a decade, the state department of education announced Tuesday.   Tennessee’s composite ACT score for public...

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.   FRIDAY   * MULYP Empowerment Conference 6:30pm-9:30pm | The Crescent...

Stone Soul Picnic taps Memphis finest

Stone Soul Picnic taps Memphis finest

It is customary for the WLOK Stone Soul Picnic to start with opening prayer. But during the course of the evening, a lineup of gospel artists...

Entertainment

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

Nationwide — TV entertainer Nick Cannon has confirmed that the rumors are true; He and his wife pop star singer Mariah Carey are separated, and...

Savion Glover: Tapping Into African-American History Through Dance

Savion Glover: Tapping Into African-American History Through Dance

The halls of Washington, D.C.’s historic Howard Theatre will be filled with the haunting tones of jazz as well as the skillful tapping of feet...

Gary Owen is “Just a Cool Guy”

Gary Owen is “Just a Cool Guy”

“You don’t choose your audience, they just choose you.” With these wise words, the hysterical Gary Owen explains how a Caucasian comedian commands the attention...

Sports

Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

Tiger Basketball wraps up Canadian exhibition tour

The University of Memphis men’s basketball team wrapped up its Canadian exhibition tour on Tuesday (Aug. 19th) after a second loss to the Carleton University...

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports Illustrated Cover

Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports…

Mo’ne Davis, 13, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons youth baseball team, has become the first Little Leaguer to land the national cover of Sports...

1st female Little League player happy for 2 girls

1st female Little League player happy for 2 girls

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – More than six decades after Kathryn "Tubby" Johnston Massar cut off her braids, tucked her hair under her cap and became...

Religion

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith out front 35 years

Traditional gospel music keeps Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith…

Community choirs come and go, but the Stellar Award nominated Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith has been a mainstay in traditional gospel...

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

‘A heart for people’ inspires the Servant’s Circle

“I have a heart for people and I’ve always been a servant of the community. I just want to see people have the best in...

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor

Greater Middle Baptist to install new pastor

Greater Middle Baptist Church, pastored by the late Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks for 52 years, will install the Rev. William McKinley Jackson as pastor on...

Business

‘People’ Magazine’s Only Ever Black Editor Suing For Discrimination

‘People’ Magazine’s Only Ever Black Editor Suing For Discrimination

Tatsha Robertson, 48, was the only Black senior editor People magazine has ever had. Following her being laid off in May, Robertson filed a lawsuit...

Young professionals urged to ‘unite and lead’ at empowerment conference

Young professionals urged to ‘unite and lead’ at empowerment conference

(Brandi Richard is president of the National Urban League Young Professionals, which exists to support the National Urban League affiliates. There are 55 chapters and...

Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

ALBANY, New York (AP) — The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's...

News

Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence...

Ala. Elementary School Teacher on Leave after Having Students Reenact Mike Brown Shooting

Ala. Elementary School Teacher on Leave after Having Students Reenact Mike Brown…

An elementary school teacher in Selma, Ala. is under scrutiny after having students research and reenact the death of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teen Mike Brown...

Outspoken About Ferguson, Jesse Williams May be This Generation’s Harry Belafonte

Outspoken About Ferguson, Jesse Williams May be This Generation’s Harry Belafonte

(The Washington Post)-There are many ways to get celebrity activism wrong when it comes to a situation like the one that has emerged in Ferguson...

Opinion

Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there...

Whose son will be next?

Whose son will be next?

When the news that a white policeman, now identified as Officer Darren Wilson, had shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last week...

Dogs Get More Respect than Michael Brown

Dogs Get More Respect than Michael Brown

It doesn’t matter if you are state legislator or an alderman, a journalist or a local leader. If you are in Ferguson, Mo., you won’t...

National News

Meet The 10-Year-Old CEO Of Mr. Cory’s Cookies!

Cory Nieves is a chicly dressed 10-year-old who plans on building a cookie empire even before he’s old enough to drive! The bespectacled fifth-grader’s to-be...

Spike Lee: ‘There’s a War On Black America, It’s Tearing Country Apart!’

The vocal and controversial filmmaker Spike Lee (pictured) recently told CNN’s Anderson Cooper (pictured) that the violence against Black America — along with high-profile examples...

Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students caught misbehaving in the nation's second largest school district will be sent to the principal's office rather than the courthouse...