On Wednesday, Loeb Properties will ask the local economic development agency for $6.1 million in tax breaks to build a boutique hotel in Midtown Memphis. Without the tax breaks, the project in the newly redeveloped Overton Square isn’t viable, Loeb Properties president Bob Loeb has said. But the real estate developer is trying to take advantage of a program that wasn’t meant for projects like his or locations like the one he’d build on.
You don’t get rich working for someone else, or so the maxim goes. And that makes the success of black businesses in Memphis, which is 63 percent black, critical to the city’s overall success. Black businesses were important enough to make it into Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last speech, delivered April 3, 1968. Nearly 50 years after his assassination, what would he think of the state of black businesses today?
If he were alive, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be pro-choice. Yes, the Baptist minister and slain civil rights leader would support a woman’s right to an abortion, concludes Dr. Willie Parker. Parker too is a man of faith and a native of the South. He is also an abortion doctor and staunch advocate for reproductive justice. Parker’s evidence: In 1966, Planned Parenthood Federation of America awarded Dr. King its inaugural Margaret Sanger award, named for the organization’s founder.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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