When A Historically Black University's Neighborhood Turns White

Howard University, one of the nation's top historically black colleges, has seen the neighborhood around it change drastically over the years. The area, located just a couple of miles north of Capitol Hill, was once working-class and black. But as hundreds of new residents move to D.C. each month, more nonblack residents move into Howard's neighborhood. And as property values rise, the university is trying to capitalize on the hot real estate market. For years, there was little interaction...

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Chalkbeat TN

A recent report by EdBuild, a nonprofit that researches educational disparities, argues that the gap between poor and affluent students is widening in Shelby County. The report criticizes laws that allow municipalities to "secede" from larger urban districts.

Chris Lilly

Fourth of July is next week … and that means time for a backyard barbecue!


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On this week's Behind the Headlines, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland discusses the budget, Memphis 3.0 and more with Bill Dries, senior reporter for the Memphis Daily News. 

Beyond the Burger

Jun 20, 2017
Justin Fox Burks

This summer, think beyond burgers and steaks and use your grill to whip up delicious dishes like grilled shrimp with a Caribbean spin.


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The journalist and occasional provocateur Wendi C. Thomas recently penned an article for the Christian Science Monitor about the ongoing economic challenges facing the City of Memphis fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. She says that while poverty-fighting initiatives here can make a difference, laws must be changed at the state and federal level to address longstanding inequity.


Muddy's Bake Shop

Well – today is your day!  It’s National Cupcake Lovers Day!


A bill that lowered the fees to expunge criminal records might have been seen as soft on crime, or too forgiving of wrongdoers. Instead, state representative Raumesh Akbari, a south Memphis Democrat, was able to get rare bipartisan support for it during this past session of the Tennessee General Assembly. Gov. Haslam signed the bill into law last week.  


GPAC

This coming Sunday is the Germantown Performing Arts Center Food Truck Music Festival and Auction!


Say Cheese

May 30, 2017

Cheese dips are awesome!


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Memphis was socked by a powerful storm on Saturday, with winds up to 90 miles per hour. Approximately 188,000 MLGW customers were without power. The company's president Jerry Collins says it may take up to a week to get all the power restored. City leaders urge vigilance as this week's temperatures rise into the 80s. Here are some important links to resources. 

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President Trump has announced that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, he wrote:

The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from a handful of witnesses Wednesday as the multiple probes into Russia's interference with last year's presidential election continue and expand in scope and intensity.

Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Vice Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., had hoped to have President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort testify, along with Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son.

"Dear Dickie," the woman wrote on thin parchment paper. "Here I am, so please don't scold me ..."

The Jan. 2, 1947, letter had made its journey from Honolulu to Kobe, Japan, courtesy of a 5-cent airmail stamp — evidence of an overseas courtship between two young people. She began with an apology for not writing sooner but quickly eased into flirting and teasing, anticipating the day when they would see each other again.

France is asking European neighbors to help it fight fast-growing wildfires that have consumed thousands of acres of forest near the Mediterranean coast, forcing tourists to leave an area that's normally packed with visitors in the summer.

Several large fires have struck near the French Riviera this week, in resort areas near Saint-Tropez and also on the island of Corsica. Their rapid growth is being blamed on dry and windy conditions, and plentiful fuel.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Think Tennessee Lawmakers Are Becoming More Divided? You're Right, Researchers Say

Hear the radio version of this story. New research suggests the Tennessee state legislature is now one of the most politically divided in the South. Across the 13-state region, only Texas has a legislature that's more polarized, according to a study of all 50 statehouses. Researchers say the rise in partisanship appears to be tied to a change in voting patterns in rural areas.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Poll: Arkansans Split On Trump-Russia Collusion

Arkansas voters are relatively split on President Donald Trump’s campaign ties to the Russian government, but a majority are not ready to impeach him over the matter or call for his resignation at this time. That's according to a new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey that shows voters are keenly aware of the issue. Q: Do you think the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election? 41% Yes
43%...

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