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Measuring racial profiling: Why it’s hard to tell where police are treating minorities unfairly

By Liberty Vittert, Washington University in St Louis (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Donald Trump has waved the words “stop and frisk” around like a banner call to cure violent crime in American cities. That...

Utah gets their revenge, break Grizzlies home winning streak with 88-96 loss

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Maybe it's me. No, maybe it's me, seriously. I missed last Wednesday's thrilling win over Denver because we were putting the print edition to bed so it could be on the streets Thursday. I missed Saturday's dramatic win over Philadelphia because I was out sick. So I...

GritGrindGrizz: The problem with bringing Zach Randolph back as designated rebounder

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Twenty-nine. As of Nov. 8, that’s how many NBA teams are better at rebounding than the Memphis Grizzlies. For those of you who do math, the answer is yes: That means the Grizzlies are dead last in the NBA in the category, getting outrebounded by an...

“Disruptive Innovation” topic of Black MBA event at University of Memphis on Thursday

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"What is disruptive innovation?" That's the topic of an upcoming panel discussion hosted by the Memphis Black MBA Association and the University of Memphis on Thursday. It's called the Harvard Business Review Panel Discussion and will be hosted by Brian Clay, founder of Greater Memphis Media,...

Are the Grizzlies a good team? Upcoming 3-game road trip will provide clues

With the Grizzlies 107-95 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, the team now head out west with a 4-2 record. Let’s put that in context: As of Oct. 31, the Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-4; the LeBron James Lakers are at 2-5; and last...

Election Commission gets Appeals Court relief

A Tennessee appellate court ruled Wednesday (Oct. 31) that the Shelby County Election Commission can mail notices to the thousands of hopeful voters whose registrations were deemed to have “deficiencies” – including things such as a misspelled street name or erroneous ZIP code or...

UPTheVote901 to host “Surprise Block Party” Wednesday (Oct. 31)

Since late last week, meteorologists across all Mid-South stations have been telling us to make indoor plans for Halloween night, because a cold front will be bringing in awful, horrible, very bad trick-or-treating weather. Well, here's an indoor plan you should check out . ....

Early voting in Tennessee set to end Thursday

The Associated Press reported recently that nearly 350,000 ballots had been cast statewide in just the first three days of early voting. Closer to home, the Shelby County Election Commission said 9,943 people voted on Friday (Oct. 26) alone, pushing the early ballot totals to...

Grizzlies dominate Suns 117-96

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It was a fun night at FedExForum . . . plenty of scoring, some tough defense and a historic moment for Yuta Watanabe. Oh yeah, and the Grizzlies beat the Phoenix Suns, 117-96. It was a nice win. The Grizzlies got 57 points from their bench...

Have the Grizzlies struck gold in Jaren Jackson Jr.?

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Tonight, the Grizzlies try to get back above .500 as they take on the Phoenix Suns at FedExForum. Poor offense and rebounding caught up with them again Wednesday as they blew an early lead to lose to the Sacramento Kings, 92-97. The season opener was...