Thursday, August 18, 2022

Community

By Dawn Neuses, High Ground News Open the doors of STREETS Ministries in The Heights and you find a building filled with youth and sound: bursting laughter, chattering voices, running feet and the echo of basketballs on the court down...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has received the support of 16 elected county officials on an initiative raising the pay of temporary workers to $15 per hour. A memorandum of understanding supporting this action has been signed by the officials...
Here's a story that'll warm your heart –while giving you a chance to help some people at the same time. Shelby County Schools is hosting its Operation Warm Hearts event again this year, accepting coats, winterwear and toys for students...
By Brandi Hunter, High Ground News Memphis transplants who came to the city later in life bring a fresh perspective about the city's place in civil rights history, its faith community and what moves Memphis forward as a "big-small" city in...
Shelby County Assessor of Property Melvin Burgess will open his first satellite office in 2019 to better inform and educate county residents about how best to handle their property tax issues. The first Assessor’s Community Resource Center will be located...
Community LIFT has awarded $41,000 in small grants to 17 resident leaders, neighborhood associations and grassroots nonprofit organizations through its Memphis Empowerment Fund. Launched last year, the Empowerment Fund is designed to provide financial assistance to grassroots leaders and organizations...
Young Dolph orchestrated his annual community giveback at the Memphis Athletic Ministries Hamilton Center last Thursday (Nov. 15). The Memphis artist held a rally for the local youth, as well as a turkey giveaway for families in need. Kindergarten teacher...
When many think of the Memphis party scene, the name Curtis Givens comes to mind. That’s because for more than 20 years, Givens has been an entertainment mogul locally and on a national level. From running some of Memphis’ premier...
A once-bustling center of African-American-owned businesses was scheduled for auction on Friday (Nov. 16) until an online banner that appeared early Wednesday announced that the auction had been cancelled. No additional information was offered nor readily available. It’s uncertain if or...
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis will release its 2018 Policy Papers at its annual open house on Thursday (Nov. 15). Set for 6 p.m. in the University Center River Room (300), the...