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Newly opened health clinic provides free services to the homeless population of Memphis

Like almost any major city, Memphis has a sizable homeless population. Two healthcare providers have banded together to open a free healthcare clinic that provides care for medical conditions and mental illnesses among this vulnerable group. On March 1, local providers Baptist Memorial Healthcare and Christ...

Memphis Challenge celebrates 30 years of supporting students of color in Memphis

In a show of support for arts in education, Memphis Challenge chose music as the way to kick off its 30th-anniversary celebration with an evening of entertainment, Jazzin’ Around 7, Friday at 7 p.m. at the Halloran Centre for the Performing Arts in Downtown...

Inspired by her family’s health challenges, Memphis entrepreneur sells healthy kombucha tea

In Memphis, where BBQ is as much a cultural identifier as music or our location to the Mississippi River, healthy options are becoming more prevalent. One of them is kombucha. Brewed for thousands of years in China, one local entrepreneur is putting her own take...

Video: AngelStreet choir brings music and mentorship to North Memphis

Community centers fill a vital need in neighborhoods by offering programs to keep children active and healthy. But Jill Dyson found that these programs in North Memphis were sports-centric and geared toward boys, presenting young girls with fewer opportunities. “Centers in the area — like Greenlaw,...

Building something out of nothing: New housing opportunities spring from once-vacant lot in Uptown

Change can happen for many reasons. Sometimes, it’s the levers of government that spurs innovation or improvements to peoples’ lives. More often than not, it’s ordinary people who have finally had enough and take action.The near completion of the Bearwater Park subdivision in Uptown...

City’s efforts are a drop in the bucket to mitigate flooding risks in Whitehaven

Like many cities along the Mississippi River, Memphis sees its share of flooding. During the spring's continuous rainfall, creeks and other tributaries connected to the river often swell to the banks’ edge. If the river is high, water has no place to go — except...

Melrose High School students make tough calls at financial education simulator

During the course of one’s education disciplines like mathematics, language arts and science are vigorously stressed. Unfortunately, with the three-headed approach to curriculum, other disciplines receive short shrift, such as like financial literacy.In the past, schools would only brush on the subject. A rudimentary math...