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Strange Twist to a Street Re-named Dr. M. L. King Jr. Ave

May 20, 2012 by

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Memphis’s powerful leadership has “announced” the “re-naming” of a “street” in the downtown area  to “honor” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The designated area is south of world-famous Beale Street and next to another world-famous point in American history, Clayborn Temple, where Dr. King started his last march.  This has become a symbolic rallying point […]

Resolution Naming Memphis Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial City

February 22, 2012 by

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL CITY Whereas Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968…  Whereas no appropriate monument dedicated to this architect of a better United States of America is currently erect in Memphis, Tennessee…  Whereas Memphis, Tennessee is predominantly populated by people of color, yet there is not one definitive […]

Mark Coleman: In a Dog Fight for Super District 8-1

September 3, 2011 by

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Mark Coleman says that he would make a better leader than Councilman Joe Brown; is that even possible?  Councilman Brown has been around since the beginning of time.  He has survived controversies, challengers to his political dynasty, and several administrations.  During this cycle of elections he isn’t giving Mr. Coleman any attention at all.  This […]

Can Edmund Ford Sr. lead Memphis?

August 30, 2011 by

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There are those who believe that Memphis is the worst city in the nation and there’s nothing that can be done about it; not so, says Mayoral candidate Edmund Ford Sr.  His vision for Memphis was well laid out during his campaign kickoff this week.   An impressive crowd of about 300 core supporters attend his […]

Replacing Councilwoman Ware: Memphis’s Future is in Who’s Hands?

July 1, 2011 by

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Every Memphian should weigh in on: who would replace and finish the term of Mrs. Barbara Ware’s seat on City Council.  Citizens of Memphis are facing great challenges as they move into the future on issues like school consolidation, budget adjustments, city development, and demographic changes.  One of the most important issues of all: is there a […]