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A push to address economic business disparities in Memphis and Shelby County

A push to address economic business disparities in Memphis and Shelby County
If a group of business leaders succeed with the initiative they announced Tuesday morning, increased minority business participation within the public and private sectors of Memphis and Shelby County will become a front-burner issue.
 
Determined to affect what they called “the disproportionate number of contracts awarded to minority and women businesses over the last twenty years,” the group sounded an alarm at a press conference at the National Civil Rights Museum.”

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LEGACY: E. Laura Owens

 LEGACY: E. Laura Owens
 Mrs. E. Laura Owens, owner of N. H. Owens & Son Funeral Home and widow of the late Noble H. Owens Jr., died Sunday at Methodist University Hospital.
 
A retired 30-year schoolteacher from Memphis City Schools, Mrs. Owens passed away with daughters Cheryl and DeNobra “Dena” Owens by her side.
 
Mrs. Owens was born in Georgia. For 60 years, she was an active member of St. John Baptist Church on Vance Avenue and Memphis’ Phi Delta Kappa Sorority for teachers for which she was a founding member.

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Memphis Links, Inc. and Girls Inc. partner to ‘Get Out the Vote’

Memphis Links, Inc. and Girls Inc. partner to ‘Get Out the Vote’
The Memphis chapter of the Links, Inc. and Girls, Inc. of Memphis will host a “Get Out the Vote” campaign to help Memphis and Shelby County citizens register on Saturday (June 7th).
 
The voter registration drive will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the main entrance of the Southland Mall. Participants can bring any form of government identification. Assistance with filling out the voter registration card will be provided, if necessary.
 
The outreach effort is being extended through the Links’ “It’s a Girl’s Life” (IAGL) program in conjunction with Girls, Inc. of Memphis’ Eureka Program.

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City of Memphis outdoor pools to open Saturday

City of Memphis outdoor pools to open Saturday
For those eagerly awaiting the City of Memphis summer swim season, it’s time to jump in – with caution, of course.
 
Outdoor pools open Saturday (June 7th), with the season extending through July 26th. Hours of operation will be Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Toni Holmon-Turner, public affairs manager for Parks and Neighborhoods, says taking a dip in a City of Memphis pool has gotten easier this year. 
 

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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
 
* Special Engagement with SINBAD
7:30pm and 10pm | Chuckles Comedy House
 
* The Moonshine Jungle Tour – Bruno Mars and Aloe Blacc
8pm | FedEx Forum
 
* Marvin Gaye Tribute
8pm | Suga Shack

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Movies, BBQ and a lot of Hart

Movies, BBQ and a lot of Hart

Who wouldn’t enjoy a night out at the movies? Memphians are no exception and we certainly enjoy a good movie night event when the star of the film, Kevin Hart, is expected to make an appearance.
 
On Monday, June 2nd, the Malco Paradiso was transformed into a coveted red carpet event for the premiere of “Think Like A Man Too” and the appearance by Hart. Among the notables on hand before he arrived were legendary rapper MJG, who was promoting his recent solo project entitled “Too Pimpin,” dynamic drummer, Carlos Sargent, as well as Linn Sitler, Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner.
 
Mayor AC Wharton Jr. took his turn on the red carpet, pausing to express his belief that Memphis is “rich with talent” and that events such as the movie premiere shine a brighter light on what the city has to offer.

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TPC Southwind shares tournament tips

TPC Southwind shares tournament tips
TPC Southwind – the PGA TOUR’s only private golf club in the state of Tennessee and host to the PGA TOUR’s FedEx St. Jude Classic, has released a set of tips on how spectators can get the most out of every tournament. The advice comes as the FedEx St. Jude Classic tournament unfolds through June 8th. 
 
 “As a venue designed to host TOUR-sponsored events, we consider ourselves experts at navigating tournaments and want to ensure our guests are truly able to enjoy them,” said Michaelyn Morgan Bradford, head golf professional of TPC Southwind.
 
Here is the tips list:
 

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