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GoDaddy supports small business in Memphis, premiers docu-series

By Cole Bradley, High Ground News Memphis entrepreneurs are getting national attention thanks to GoDaddy, the world's largest digital platform for small businesses, and their local nonprofit partner Communities Unlimited. On November 22, the organization hosted a premier at the Halloran Centre of its new short format doc-series,...

Dementia is isolating. In Memphis, Dorothy’s Place keeps people connected and helps slow decline.

People living with Alzheimer's and dementia can often become increasing isolated as their condition progresses. Social interaction and activities that stimulate the brain are critical to mental and behavioral health and help slow deterioration. Dorothy's Place is a day facility offering a solution to isolation for patients and their caregivers....

Neighborhood Justice: How Memphis’ Community Courts are reducing barriers to court appearances

By A.J. Duggar and Cole Bradley, High Ground News It happens. The mower breaks and the lawn gets high before repairs can be made. A car breaks down without money to fix it and sits on the street too long. According to the City of Memphis'...

Paulita Edmondson walks alongside Hickory Hill families to keep kids in their homes. Walk with her.

By A. J. Duggar, High Ground News High Ground News has covered Agape Child and Families Services in the past, but our coverage has general focused on the organization, new program or resulting impacts. We strive to include the voices of residents and front-line staff,...

STAARS focuses the fight against breast cancer on African Americans

By A.J. Duggar, High Ground News Once a month, warriors descend on the Hickory Hill Community Center. They're members of STAARS, a breast cancer group for African Americans. STAARS stands for Surviving, Thriving, African-Americans Rallying Support Witness Program. “Our meetings are very informative, educational and lively," said...

2019 State of Memphis Housing Summit stated the facts, offered solutions

By Cole Bradley, High Ground News The 2019 State of Memphis Housing Summit was held tOctober 29, at the Memphis Botanic Garden. The day-long event was intended to inform the work of the attending individuals and agencies with Memphis-specific examples, statistics, impacts and solutions towards quality...

Teens installing Orange Mound mural with focus on history and future

By AJ Duggar, High Ground News The long, white exterior wall of Whitten Brothers Hardware at 2909 Park Avenue has been pressure washed and prepared for a stunning new mural. Its team of young muralists expects to completed the piece by the end of November. The talented teens...

Opening soon, The Corner offers free HIV prevention in casual space

Friends For Life is well-known in the Mid-South as a lead organization fighting the spread and stigma of HIV/AIDS. “We have served over 25,000 people living with or affected by HIV,” said Eric Paul Leue, Friends for Life's director of prevention. “Within Shelby County, we have...

Playback Memphis debuts Frayser youth theater ensemble

By BARIS GURSAKAL, High Ground News On September 20, Playback Memphis staged its second annual Frayser Matters performance, but it was a first appearance for the members of its new Playback Memphis Youth Ensemble. The youth ensemble consists of sixth and seventh graders representing several Frayser...

Heal the Hood Foundation helps kids and creativity grow in Hickory Hill

By A.J. Duggar III, High Ground News Located inside the former Hickory Ridge Mall, Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis has been a positive force in the lives of Hickory Hill residents and other nearby communities for over a decade. “Our mission is to impact youth...