Monday, May 25, 2020

Metro Memphis

By Baris Gursakal, High Ground News Ashton Hall is the father of five-year-old identical triplets. All three are on the autism spectrum and attend the Harwood Center's day program for children with developmental delays and disabilities. “I’m not a very religious...
Renowned historian and author Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his book, “How to Be an Antiracist,” as part of the Rhodes College Communities in Conversation lecture series on Feb. 13. The free event will be held in the McCallum Ballroom...
The historic South Main event venue, “409,” was the setting last Thursday evening for the 40th Annual Banquet hosted by the Association for Women Attorneys (AWA). Several program highlights made the evening memorable. The highly coveted Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award...
As graduations go, the one held last Saturday morning at LeMoyne-Owen College’s Little Theatre had an element of redemption. Centerstage were graduates of the 2019 Shelby County Office of Re-Entry program. “We are just so proud of these graduates, 91...
On January 24, a ceremony was held at 943 Vollintine Avenue to celebrate the historic transfer of properties from the Shelby County Land Bank to Klondike Smokey City Community Development Corporation and its partner, Neighborhood Preservation, Inc.Nearly 30 guests attended the...
Why is quality of life in North and South Memphis so drastically different than life in Midtown or East Memphis? The answer is in our history. On January 28, Pizza with Planners will explore how history and historical narratives have...
A fourth juvenile has been shot this week – the latest in Frayser. The 16-year-old male was taken to the hospital in critical condition early Friday morning after police responded to the shooting, according to a tweet from the Memphis...
Hundreds gathered in the scenic elegance of Hilton Hotel East on Monday morning for the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni Association. This year’s theme was: “2020 Vision: Be the...
'Knowledge is power' is an old adage, but for the nonprofit Our Grass Our Roots, it's a core philosophy for resident-led revitalization in North Memphis. “We’re not a housing community development. We don’t buy land. We don’t transform homes. We’re not...
Some of the sounds coming from Handy Park in the Beale Street Entertainment District in Downtown Memphis are chest-rattling forerunners of a wave of improvements under the guidance of an African-American-owned, general-contracting firm, Castle Black Construction. Twin brothers Jarrett Logan...