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Figures show metro Memphis' poverty rates decline

Figures show metropolitan Memphis is no longer the nation's poorest large metro area following a drop in the local poverty rate last year.

News agencies report the latest U.S. Census data, released Thursday, reveals that an estimated 18.4 percent of the metro's more than 1 million residents were living below the federal poverty threshold of $24,250

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Last Updated on Saturday, 17 September 2016 10:47

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PERSPECTIVE

When you are a white man in America, you can say what you want and, apparently, even incite violence.

Case in point: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.

In an election season where white conservative Trump supporters have been known to increase the intensity of hateful, violent rhetoric, Bevin may have outdone most of them by announcing that if Hillary

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Last Updated on Saturday, 17 September 2016 10:31

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Tracee Ellis Ross is first black woman in 30 years to earn Emmy nod for outstanding comedy actress

Tracee Ellis Ross has a lot to be happy about these days. Not only is her hit ABC series black-ish gearing up for a third season, but she also earned a historical Emmy nomination for her role as headstrong and lovable doctor, wife, and mom Rainbow Johnson on the hilarious family sitcom. With this year’s Emmy Awards only a few days away, our f

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Desmond Tutu rehospitalized in South Africa

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been readmitted to a South African hospital after being released just days ago after a weeks-long stay, according to CNN.

The 84-year-old Nobel laureate and retired archbishop had spent three weeks in a Cape Town hospital after having minor surgery.

On Saturday, Tutu’s family said that the surgical wound itself started s

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Last Updated on Saturday, 17 September 2016 10:16

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Powell, Obama maintain media help Trump

Amid the eye-popping statements by Colin Powell revealed in hacked emails made public Tuesday was his belief, seconded this week by President Obama, that news media coverage was helping Donald J. Trump.

That help was magnified when the media criticized solely on the “optics” Hillary Clinton’s statement that half of Trump’s supporters are bigoted, Ta

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Last Updated on Saturday, 17 September 2016 10:11

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