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Give OUT Day is Here!

April 19, 2018 - articles

  Tomorrow, April 19th, is the annual Give OUT Day, the one day of the year dedicated specifically to LGBTQ+ giving! In just 5 years of this event, over 33,000 individuals have donated more than $4 million to over 600 participating organizations across the country….

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Manuel Duran’s Statement From This Morning

April 16, 2018 - articles

  Statement of journalist Manuel Duran Read at press event 4/16/18 Memphis, TN I cannot thank you enough for the support I have received since the moment of my arrest and subsequent transfer and incarceration in Louisiana. This episode in my life has not been…

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Southern Poverty Law Center Update on Legal Filing for Manuel Duran

April 15, 2018 - articles

WHAT: On April 16th, Latino Memphis and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will have a press conference concerning a legal filing for Manuel Duran. WHO: Latino Memphis and Southern Poverty Law Center in collaboration with: Tennessee Immigrant Rights & Refugee Coalition Comunidades Unidas en Una…

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Special Screening in Honor of Black Maternal Health Week

April 13, 2018 - articles

  Black Maternal Health Week: Special Screening of “Death By Delivery” Black Maternal Health Week takes place April 11 – 17, 2018. The month of April is recognized in the United States as National Minority Health Month – a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the…

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Second Annual Breakfast for Dinner Set for April 28 at First Congo

April 7, 2018 - articles

Tickets on sale now   The second annual Breakfast for Dinner event benefitting Room in the Inn- Memphis is set for 6 to 9 pm, April 28 at First Congregational Church (First Congo), 1000 Cooper Street. “Last year’s event was more than anything we could…

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Bike Ride Benefiting Church Health: April 14 at Crosstown Concourse

April 5, 2018 - articles

Bicycle Race on April 14 to Benefit Church Health Registration open for 19, 36 and 63 mile routes with race start and finish at Crosstown Concourse   Bicyclists of all levels will convene Saturday, April 14 for the 21st annual Charles Finney Memorial Ride to benefit Church Health. Organized by the…

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Condomonium 2018: ‘Capes On’ for a Good Cause

April 3, 2018 - articles

[Above photo: Designer Terri Weaver, voted People’s Choice winner this year, stands behind her muse and model, Bella Duballe. Weaver also won the judge’s award for Most Fabulous!]    story by Dana Cooper | photos by Addie James   Condomonium 2018, which was hosted Saturday…

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African-American Trans Celebrity Laverne Cox: “Ain’t I a Woman?”

March 28, 2018 - articles

story by Dana Cooper | photos by Addie James Laverne Cox, an African-American, trans woman who stars as Sophia Burset on the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black” and who hosts “Glam Masters” on Lifetime, spoke to a packed house at University of…

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Planned Parenthood Awaits Senate Defunding Vote

March 28, 2018 - articles

NASHVILLE, TN (March 28, 2018) – Despite what has proven to be another hostile legislative session against women’s health, patient choice, and abortion, Planned Parenthood supporters plan to turn out for today’s 8:30 a.m. Senate vote. Decked out in pink and donning birth control themed…

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Love Doesn’t Hurt Fundraiser for LGBTQ Domestic Violence Victims

March 23, 2018 - articles

Love Doesn’t Hurt Fundraiser, March 30 Event Supports LGBTQ Domestic Violence Victims   MEMPHIS, TN, Since its inception in 2012, the annual Love Doesn’t Hurt event has helped to raise funds, and awareness, to support members of the LGBTQ community who are victims of domestic…

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