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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Deep South

Events might vary for ‘local’ winter games

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy did a routine prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta that gave some alternative events if the games were “localized.” Editor Don Whitten takes a similar approach to the winter games that begin soon, wondering how we might localize some of the events with the weather we’ve had recently and usually have this time of the year. (February 3, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Shannon Q. Harwell writes to point out the problems working poor in the community have with finding affordable and decent housing, LaVera Hodges writes to say that African Americans are making progress but are still being pushed back or out, and Ron Bartlett writes to say that if presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormonism bothers you, it shouldn’t. (October 4, 2012, Page 4)

Historical ‘shames’ should be shared, not censored

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week, local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at her feelings about that history, the iconic Lorraine Motel in Memphis and how some schools are glossing over parts of our past that should not be forgotten or overlooked. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)

‘The Help’ shouldn’t sell us warm, fuzzy nostalgia

Local columnist Deidra Jackson is a little suspect about the book and movie, “The Help,” after reading some of the reviews, and she talks with someone – her mother – who lived the life as a housekeeper decades ago for a different perspective. (August 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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