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By Brandi Hunter, High Ground News For the gift-buying season, Memphis has an abundance of local, Black-owned businesses where shoppers can search for the perfect gifts. In 2018, Memphis topped or ranked high on multiple lists as one of the best cities for Black business owners to set up shop. In...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9rOTc8dMzY&feature=youtu.be by Katina L. Rankin Yes, I’m a local television anchor. I make a decent living, but I do not make enough to go overseas on a whim.  However, I know GOD’s voice.  I’ve heard HIS voice many times. For example, HE told me to call off my wedding the day...
(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), visited Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. The Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship taught, preached, blogged and vlogged along the way. This...
By Soraya Nadia McDonald, The Undefeated Dancer Rachel Watson-Jih was drifting off to sleep in her Brooklyn, New York, brownstone earlier this year when her husband became alarmed and shook her awake. Watson-Jih had begun flinching as she recalled the death of a woman she’d never met. Kerrice Lewis, 23, was...
(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), visited Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. A keynote speaker, the Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship, taught and preached and decided to blog/vlog...
(The Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr., mission director for the Progressive National Baptist Convention), will be in Rwanda from December 3-8 for a leadership conference with 200-plus pastors from throughout the African country. A keynote speaker, the Memphis-based organizer of Greater Works Fellowship will also be teaching and...
by Rev. Noel G. L. Hutchinson Jr.  I’m on my way to Rwanda. Yes, in Africa. Yes, that country. In 1994, there was mass genocide that made headlines all over the world. Over 1 million people died. That’s probably most of what you know about this landlocked country. Yet there is...
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One was a significant figure in the civil rights era; the other a young, accomplished music scholar who joined the prestigious Detroit Symphony Orchestra this fall. Both men distinguished themselves as artists: one a writer and photographer and the other a master of wind instruments. Their connection is undeniable, and...
Photo: Charles Sykes (ASSOCIATED PRESS) While the emergence of the #MeToo movement has lead to a rash of indictments and criminal complaints, its founder Tarana Burke is concerned that women of color have become an afterthought. According to USA Today, Burke had plenty to get off her chest during her keynote...
Photo: Valerie Caviness/Michael Priest Photography “I always say that if I were not a celebrity, I’d be invisible” said Viola Davis as she sat across from NPR’s Audie Cornish. The Emmy, the Tony and the Academy Award-winning actress is a black woman from South Carolina. Her father trained horses and her...