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Data Shows Black Students in Memphis Suspended at ‘Alarmingly High’ Rate Vs White Students

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Students in Memphis, TN have been suspended at an alarmingly high rate according to statistical data released on Monday by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies.

According to the report, student suspensions in Memphis peaked over 40% with black middle and high school students having at least one suspension in the 2011-2012 year.



The troubling data also landed Memphis among one of the highest-suspending school districts in the United States. Additionally, 53% of black males with disabilities were suspended.

Overall, the statistical analysis has black students in Memphis at 3 times more likely to be suspended than white students.

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Things To Do in Memphis This Halloween Weekend 2017: Events, Parties & More

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Memphis gets really, really, REALLY, busy during holidays especially during Halloween and New Year's Eve. Events start popping up all over the city of Memphis. That can make it difficult sometimes to keep up, let alone decide on what to do.



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RIP: Memphis Iconic Nightclub Owner Robert ‘Hollywood’ Raiford, Dead at 75

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Robert Raiford, owner of the legendary nightclub Raiford's Hollywood Lounge in Downtown Memphis, TN has died at the age of 75 years old.

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Top 10 Reasons To Visit Memphis

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Memphis is referred to as being the Cradle Of American Music and while its musical history is a massive draw for many tourists, there are so many other reasons to visit this historic Tennessee town. Memphis is one of the most affordable places to visit in the States and is home to approximately 650,000 people. The largest city in Tennessee certainly makes for a captivating place to visit. Here are our top 10 reasons as to why you should make Memphis your next holiday hot spot!
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