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It was an unusually busy day at Trezevant Savings Bank in Frayser. And if you’re wondering why you’ve never heard of that financial institution before, it’s because it’s in a school, and it’s run by students. Wednesday was a “grand opening” of sorts at the Trezevant Career and Technology Center...
After earlier serving notice that property values in the Orange Mound Community had declined by up to 30 percent over the last 10 years, Shelby County Tax Assessor Melvin Burgess held his first Economic Empowerment Summit at the Teaching & Learning Center on Tuesday. Hundreds of homeowners, entrepreneurs, legislators and...
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When Elijah Oliver talks about a path from Binghampton in Memphis to the medalist level of collegiate wrestling, he is speaking of a truth that he knows well. The four-time medalist from the University of Indiana in the Big Ten Conference shared those experiences and his training skills with students...
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 using creative methods of the...
As Memphis evenings go, it was an eclectic night of song and music accented by the talents of local artists, along with the vocal and instrumental skills of Southwest Tennessee Community College students. Billed as “Live Off Beale,” the Sept. 26 event was a musical benefit for Southwest music students...
A diverse gathering of concerned leaders and community activists are heralding “Walk For Peace and Memphis Family Day” on October 12. Details were shared Friday morning at the Unity Press Conference held on the grounds of Wooddale High School where the actual Walk For Peace will begin. According to organizers, participants...
Students, faculty, local alumni, and community supporters convened on the grounds of LeMoyne-Owen College to launch “The 2020 Inaugural National Annual Fund Campaign” last Friday, to raise an unprecedented $1.2 million. The rally-styled event featured rousing numbers from the school’s band, inspiring, Negro-spiritual standards by the choir, and enthusiastic votes...
The takeaways were many and varied as survivors and advocates gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate the sacrifices of time and resources by family members who stand alongside breast cancer patients. "Surviving Breast Cancer: It’s A Family Affair” was a learning collaborative open to the public and held at the DoubleTree...
One of Memphis’ own, the Dickerson family, will face off against another lucky family on the immensely poplar "Family Feud" game show on Monday (October 7) at 3 p.m. on Fox-13. The Dickerson’s flew to Los Angeles earlier this year for the taping after being picked during an audition held...