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Mama Gaia restaurant sets a high bar for healthy fare

July 31, 2017 - articles

story by Melinda Lejman | photos courtesy of Mama Gaia   What do you get when you combine an auspicious location, delicious ingredients, and a creative menu? Mama Gaia, of course! A concept that is new in and outside of Memphis, Mama Gaia offers fast-casual,…

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Pegasus Party Planner

July 28, 2017 - articles

by Robin Beaudoin & Brandon Leslie   Mystic Krewe of Pegasus 2017-2018 King Brandon Leslie shares with Focus Mid-South some of the exciting new events added by the Mystic Krewe of Pegasus coming up this summer and fall. In order to raise the most funds…

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Local leaders join Latino Memphis and stand in solidarity against the current ICE operations terrorizing the Latino Community

July 28, 2017 - articles

WHAT: For the last week the Latino community in Memphis has been profiled and targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE is detaining people outside of what they have communicated: an operation targeting individuals who pose a danger to the community. Although ICE can…

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I.C.E. is Knocking on Doors & Latino Memphis is too!

July 27, 2017 - articles

We’re knocking on doors to educate our community about their rights The saturated presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that started on Sunday spread fear in our community. For the past three days Latino Memphis along with partner organizations have been visiting apartment complexes,…

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Today at 2:00pm: Reps. Cohen, Sandford & Conyers To Host Bipartisan Forum On Press Freedom

July 24, 2017 - articles

RSVP Here   Washington, D.C. – On Monday, July 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (C.T.), Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN), Mark Sanford (R-SC), and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) will host a bipartisan forum on freedom of the press entitled, “The State of Press Freedom in…

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Community Pegasus Krewe Fun-Raisers

July 24, 2017 - articles

story and photos by Mark Benton (Photo Above) Growlers bar on Poplar Avenue played host to the Mystic Krewe’s recent fundraiser ‘Tea Dance.’ The group raised $1500 for their efforts, 100% of which will go to charity. Party goers included (from left) Coco Flores, Imagene…

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Youth LGBT Advocate Grace Korsmo: Straight Arlington Student Already LGBT Ally and Gender Equality Advocate

July 21, 2017 - articles

Age: 17 years old School: Arlington High School Hometown: Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA Current City: Arlington, TN   What’s your favorite saying that relates to your moral compass? My parents have told me since I was little to ‘be the best you you can…

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Under the Sea with Robbie Roby

July 19, 2017 - articles

by Kevin Shaw | photos by Steve Wilson and Mark & Tracy Photography For the past four years, Robbie Roby (doesn’t that sound like a Disney name already?) has been the Dance Captain/Swing for the national tour of The Little Mermaid. His job is to…

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Steve Cohen Holds Press Conference on Introduction of Resolution of No Confidence in President Donald J. Trump

July 19, 2017 - articles

  [WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, will hold a press conference THIS MORNING at 9:30 AM EST in HVC Studio B on the introduction of a Resolution of No Confidence in…

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Cohen Sends Letter to TDEC Requesting More Information on Arsenic in Ground Water at TVA Allen Fossil Plant

July 18, 2017 - articles

WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) sent a letter to Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Robert Martineau requesting more information on the recently discovered high levels of arsenic and other harmful toxins in ground water within monitoring wells at the Tennessee…

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