My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren't My Genes Italian?

Maybe you got one of those find-your-ancestry kits over the holidays. You've sent off your awkwardly-collected saliva sample and now you're awaiting your results. If your experience is anything like that of me and my mom, you may find surprises — not the dramatic "switched at birth," but results that are really different than you expected. My mom, Carmen Grayson, taught history for 45 years, high school and college, retiring from Hampton University in the late '90s. But retired history...

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Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – The University of Memphis, formerly Memphis State University, is honoring the Memphis State Eight this week for breaking the color barrier in 1959.

Memphis, TN – Beverly Guest Kirkwood interviews her sister-in-law Lillian Lajuana Walker on becoming a writer.

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Forced labor, human trafficking and other rights abuses are "widespread" on the Thai fishing industry, according to a new Human Rights Watch report that provides an update on a sector that has been cited for enabling slavery conditions.

Updated 8:50 a.m.

This year's Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning via live stream. See the complete list of nominees here.

The winners will be announced on March 4, at an awards ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

New ‘Court Kiosks’ Will Help Guide Tennesseans Without Lawyers Through The Legal System

Some courthouses in Tennessee will soon have a special laptop computer and printer in their lobbies, called “court kiosks.” They're designed to help those who can’t afford — or choose not to hire — a lawyer, and are representing themselves in civil cases.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Slideshow: March On The Polls/Rally For Reproductive Justice 2018

One year after the Women's March drew thousands to the streets nationwide, demonstrators again made the journey to the Arkansas State Capitol to let their voices be heard. Though this year's March On, Arkansas! March to the Polls and ensuing Rally for Reproductive Justice had numerous callbacks to the previous march (including many signature pink hats), there was a marked shift in tone; with legislators, candidates and community organizers urging the public to channel their dissatisfaction...

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