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Thirteen Memphis schools among 169 honored by state for academics, growth

Thirteen schools in Tennessee’s largest district were among 169 honored on Friday as the state released its first list of “reward” schools since 2015. The...

In Tennessee’s turnaround district, 9 in 10 young students fall short on their first...

Nine out of 10 of elementary- and middle-school students in Tennessee’s turnaround district aren’t scoring on grade level in English and math, according to...

New Study Shows Body Cams Have Little Influence on Police Brutality

Metropolitan Police Officers during a press conference announcing the details of the bodycam program September 24, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)Well, the...

Ask Alma: Taking Care of My Elderly Parents Is Taking a Toll

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma: I am a 64 year-old divorced woman who lives with my father. Some years ago, when my marriage...

The NBA’s 50 Greatest Players list: The remix New times call for new players...

They invented the jump shot. Widened the lane. Integrated the game, thank God.When the NBA gathered its 50 greatest players at the 1997 All-Star...

Are we witnessing the end of the Republican Party?

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Alex Wong/Getty Images) By David A. Love, theGrio When conservative Republicans speak out against white nationalism and white supremacy in their own party,...

Obama letters from 1980s to former girlfriend go public

(Photo: Yana Paskova/Getty Images and Emory University)A collection of letters written by Barack Obama is going to be available to the public for the...

American Express CEO Ken Chenault is stepping down

(Photo: Thos Robinson/Getty Images)Kenneth I. Chenault, the chairman and CEO of American Express and one of the longest-serving executives in the world of finance,...

I Tried It: My Co-Worker Shamed Me Into Watching Purple Rain

GIF Illustration by Sam Woolley/GMGYesha Callahan, The Root’s deputy managing editor, is a tyrant.I think my troubles really began in earnest last April when...

ALL OVER TOWN: “Momma’s Boy” at The Orpheum; plus more!

Here's a sample of stuff going on this weekend in Memphis! https://youtu.be/yzZhhpQX12s October 20 - 21 - What happens when a mother holds on to her...