Monday, March 1, 2021

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Fighting blight with art in Riverview-Kansas community

Local non-profit National Black United Front (NBUF) of Memphis is fundraising to turn a blighted property in the Riverview-Kansas community in 38109 into a pocket park with art incorporated from resident children. NBUF Memphis has been working in the community bounded by South Parkway to...

Urban Indulgence – a business built from need

Urban Indulgence was birthed out of necessity and grown through love after Elaine and Andre Muhammad noticed that their daughter, Nikela, was suffering with eczema, acne and other skin issues. They believe it was a long-term side effect of two and half years of chemotherapy...

Subscription to “The 901 Box” delivers taste, touch and feel of home

Whether it’s shoes, groceries or razors, subscription box services are on the rise. People are snubbing the in-store experience and turning to goods and services that they can receive in their mailbox or pick up from their doorstep after work. In February 2018, Kapriskie Mack,...

Entrepreneur behind ‘Green Goddess Popcorn and Tea Lounge’ advocates for health and women — one kernel at a time

A Memphis-born vegan chef is working to become a beacon of health in the community with her new store Green Goddess Popcorn and Tea Lounge. Omi Iyalaje, a wife, mother of six, birth worker, herbalist, motivational speaker and lifestyle coach, owns the lounge located in...

Sister entrepreneurs bring store from online to Binghampton

The smell of success is sweet with strong undertones of watermelon, cotton candy and cherry for sibling entrepreneurs Mallory Iyana and Madison Star, the co-owners of Angels and Tomboys. Founded in 2016, the Angels and Tomboys brand is focused on providing products for teen and...

Business is booming and tasty for local culinary tour guide

In two years Cristina McCarter has taken City Tasting Tours from a part-time gig to a full-time career, chewing and walking her way through the delicious streets of Memphis one restaurant at a time. Launched May 4, 2016, City Tasting Tours is a walking food...

Women’s Foundation moving forward with 38126 focus

More than 100 volunteers and community partners will join the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) on Friday, September 29 during the 2nd Annual Zip Code 38126 Back to School Project and the Grand Opening of the Booker T. Washington Resource Room. Volunteers will...