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African-American military leaders uphold a proud tradition of service

African-American military leaders uphold a proud tradition of service

As the nation pauses this Veteran’s Day to honor past and present members of our fighting forces, a brief review of the long list of African-American men and women in the military reveals faith in country, courage within and outside of battle, and above all personal strength and spiritual conviction.

The list of these African-American military leaders has not always been a staple of high school history courses. Yet, the following individuals past and present are among those that have been an inspiration to Black America for more than a century:

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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Shelby County officials warn of temperature drop

 (AP) — Emergency officials in Shelby County are advising residents to take precautions ahead of a significant drop in temperatures this week.

National Weather Service forecasters in Memphis say temperatures are expected to fall into the 40s on Tuesday afternoon, then drop into the 30s on Tuesday night.

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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Abortion rights supporters want vote invalidated

NASHVILLE (AP) — Opponents of Amendment 1 are asking a federal judge to void the vote that amended the Tennessee Constitution to make it easier for lawmakers to restrict abortions.

In a lawsuit filed late Friday in federal court, plaintiffs claim that the state ignored the plain language of the constitution, which says it can be amended by "a majority of all the citizens in the state voting for governor, voting in ... favor" of the amendment.

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Roundup: News briefs

Memphis health care facility gets more than $1.5M
 

(AP) — Christ Community Health Services is getting more than $1.5 million in federal funds to help train more primary care doctors and increase access to health care services.

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Roundup: News briefs

Rust College to unveil two historic markers

 Rust College will unveil two historic markers honoring the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and those involved in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project in Holly Springs.

The unveiling will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 near the Rust College campus at 150 Rust Ave. in Holly Springs, Miss. as part of the school’s 148th Founders’ Week activities.

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Much of Tennessee to see wine sales in groceries

Much of Tennessee to see wine sales in groceries

NASHVILLE – For a while, Arthur Oliver has wanted to buy his merlot at the supermarket where he gets his steaks. Now, it looks as if he'll be able to – in 2016.

Nashville, Oliver's home, is one of 78 municipalities that collected enough signatures to place a referendum on the Tennessee ballot for supermarket wine sales. Of the 70-plus that had reported returns by Tuesday night, all had passed the measure.

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