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VOL. 120 | NO. 94 | Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Reclaiming the Past

New black history museum slated to open by June '07

Not many people are familiar with Harry T. Cash. They don't know he was the first black boxer to fight a white man in Memphis in 1949. The fight couldn't be held in public; it happened in the basement of another boxer's home. And as he entered the basement, Cash was warned that if he won, he'd better not tell anybody.

Get Ready for Thursday's Small Business Expo

This year's Regions Bank/Small Business Chamber Expo and Conference is all business. The event, which drew 2,500 people last year, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. It will have almost 200 exhibit booths from local and national companies.

Local TV Journalist Wins Chance to Explore Issues in Tanzania

The National Association of Black Journalists has chosen WMC-TV Action News 5 anchor/reporter Syan Rhodes as one of four journalists for the NABJ/UN Tanzania Fellowship. Rhodes will travel with NABJ President Bryan Monroe to the Republic of Tanzania May 5-15 to focus on African health, malaria prevention and other issues.

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EVENTS

The Regions Bank/Small Business Chamber Business Conference and Expo is Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The event, titled "Driving Your Business Along the Highway of Success," will feature a tradeshow, breakout sessions, a silent auction and networking mixers. Cost to attend is $10. For information, call 844-5100 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.

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Memphis in May: Long history of drawing tourist dollars

TDN: Memphis in May has changed throughout the years in numerous ways. What changes have had the biggest effect on MIM and on the city in general?

When Opportunity Knocks ...

As thousands upon thousands of Memphians and visitors prepare to head to Tom Lee Park for this weekend's Beale Street Music Festival, we are reminded once again that this jewel in the crown of Downtown has become an entertainment staple for our region. The Memphis in May International Festival celebrates Costa Rica this year. But the month-long festival also is a time to celebrate everything that makes Memphis unique.

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