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What’s a ‘Healthy Church Fair’ and why does it keep happening?

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Before it unfolded at Breath of Life Christian Church last weekend, it had happened six times before in Greater Memphis since September, with plans to replicate it four more times by Nov. 8.

By name, they are known as Healthy Church Fairs. The sponsor – BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – is determined to make them synonymous with service. All that

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Staci Franklin: From diagnosis to mission

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What could’ve been just a devastating diagnosis turned into a strengthening experience that led breast cancer survivor Staci Franklin to her current mission – spreading awareness and hope.

Five years into her mission, Franklin was mingling with guests and kicking it on the dance floor recently (Oct. 18) during A Pink Affair, a fundraiser sponsored

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Drumming up opposition to Amendment 1 in the African-American community

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“Vote No on 1: The Civil Rights Perspective” will be the focus on Monday (Oct. 27) of an event that will feature several prominent African-American leaders and organizations during a gathering at the headquarters of AFSCME Local 1733 at 485 Beale St.

Vote No on One Tennessee, the primary campaign focused on defeating Amendment 1, will hold the

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Last Updated on Saturday, 25 October 2014 16:11

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Dinaw Mengestu – alive, writing reading

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Dinaw Mengestu will be in Memphis on a mission next month – to stimulate area residents to embrace a deeper and more widespread level of reading. That he is even alive to do so is a story itself.

An Ethiopian immigrant, Mengestu is the author of “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.” First published in 2007, it blends fiction with fact and Men

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Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2014 16:34

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Beale ceremony to note Floyd Newman’s legacy

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Saxophonist, bandleader, and high school band instructor Floyd Newman will be celebrated with a note in the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame on Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. at The Band Box, 142 Beale Street.

Newman’s tremendous and lengthy list of accomplishments includes being the first musician B.B. King chose as a member of his first band. While working

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