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State Rep. Barbara Cooper will hold a District 86 community meeting in conjunction with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to discuss housing opportunities. Doreen Graves, West Tennessee Liaison with the THDA, will address the group and answer questions. Graves will discuss obtaining home loans and THDA’s down payment assistance...
In June, The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board announced the arrival of Majors Marion and Everette Platt as Area Commanders of The Salvation Army of Memphis & the Mid-South. “To say we are thrilled to have the Platts take the helm at The Salvation Army of Memphis is an understatement,” said...
By Ashlei Williams, High Ground News The teen birth rate across the U.S. has declined to a new low each year since 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Adolescent Health. In an updated report released this year, its Office of Women’s Health noted several contributing factors,...
NBA veteran Tarik Black will host his 3rd annual Transformation50 Basketball & Life Skills Camp at the North Frayser Community Center, 2555 St. Elmo Ave., July 15-19. The summer experience is free and aimed for 50 boys ages 11 to15. Applications are being accepted at the Tarik Black Foundation. “Our young...
Dedric Pearson, an insurance consultant for Pete Mitchell and Associates, Inc. has been elected president of the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Tennessee. Pearson was elected to the position at the 84th annual state convention in on June 20. PIA of Tennessee is an association of independent insurance agents who...
Faith leaders from various Memphis-area churches and denominations have designated Saturday, July 13 as a day of preaching to promote unity and instill hope. Called “Preach Out,” eight pastors, accompanied by their choirs, will take turns preaching from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Longview Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church at...
A dozen filmmakers between the ages of 14 to 22 will showcase their short films during the MPLOY Youth Film Festival at the Hattiloo Theater on Saturday (July 6). Hosted by the City of Memphis’ MPLOY Youth Summer Experience Program and CLOUD901, the film festival is set for 1 p.m....
On July 13, 2019, Neighborhood Heroes of Memphis will partner with Fuel the Fourth Bluff to host their first Superhero Training Day at Mud Island River Park. The event will last between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Parents or guardians with children between the ages of 7 and 15 years...
Christen Dukes, at age 21, is an accomplished musician and producer, a seasoned philanthropist and a 2019 graduate of Visible Music College Music College with a bachelors degree in music production. Oh, and one other important detail. Dukes was born with sickle cell anemia. “I’ve been coming to St. Jude (Children’s...
Tennessee House Minority Leader Karen Camper (D-Memphis) has been re-elected as president of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women). The election was held last weekend at the organization’s annual convention in Chicago. NOBEL Women is a non-profit, non-partisan organization primarily composed of current and former black...