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Chancellor Walter Evans on Thursday ruled that M. LaTroy Alexandria-Williams can be placed on the primary ballot in the Ninth District Congressional race against U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, according to Norma Lester, the senior Democrat on the Shelby County…
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MLK50: THE DAY IN PICTURES
MLK50: THE DAY IN PICTURES
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The Nation’s Report Card has served as both a carrot stick and a kick in the pants to Tennessee in its quest to improve public schools. The kick in the pants came first, when the state got called out in 2007 for the wide gap between how it was reporting…
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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) On Thursday, Senator Kamala Harris spoke to a crowd in Sacramento about the death of Stephon Clark and the need to eliminate bias in policing. Clark, 22, was shot and killed by Sacramento police in his…
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(Photo: Marvel) Black Panther is making history…again. The Marvel flick directed by Ryan Coogler will be the first film shown in Saudi Arabia in over 35 years. The country has had a cinema ban in place since the 1970s when Islamic clerics shut down all…
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After a relatively quiet school board race in Memphis two years ago, this year’s run promises a lot of action as 15 people vie for four seats. Shelby County Schools, Tennessee’s largest school system, is stabilizing its finances and setting a course for…
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With an announcement that sent shockwaves through Memphis politics, former Memphis Mayor Dr. Willie W. Herenton announced that he wants his job back in 2019. Herenton, who served in the role from 1992 until 2009, was the first African American elected…
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A memorial honoring sanitation workers who led a strike that brought Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968 is now open. Sanitation workers, city leaders and the architects who designed the I AM A MAN plaza gathered at the Clayborn Temple…
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Like many cities along the Mississippi River, Memphis sees its share of flooding. During the spring’s continuous rainfall, creeks and other tributaries connected to the river often swell to the banks’ edge. If the river is high, water has no place to go…
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Howard University students protest their administration and their school President Wayne A.I. Frederick’s leadership.
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