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Q&A: Wendi Thomas

Departing metro columnist at The Commercial Appeal

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It's been two and a half years since native daughter Wendi C. Thomas came back to Memphis, taking names and, well, writing about them, as The Commercial Appeal's first African-American metro columnist. She's called out Three 6 Mafia, Mayor Willie Herenton, and the Ford family, and received more than 13,000 e-mails from readers. But starting in April, she'll be writing for The Baltimore Sun. -- by Mary Cashiola

Flyer: why baltimore?

These columnist jobs don't come up often. The guy I'm replacing has been there for 27 years. Do I wait maybe another 27 years? I just couldn't turn it down.

I've had reporters ask me about my move to

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