Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Community

As fans in myriad cities and towns in various parts of the world absorb the news that Aretha Franklin has passed, a stream of them are making their way to a stretch of Lucy St. in South Memphis where...
by Johnesha Harris --  The students of Booker T. Washington High School chanted “I am somebody” along with Jesse Jackson Monday afternoon in their school’s auditorium. The chant symbolized a promise that he wanted students to make to themselves to...
https://www.ted.com/talks/tobacco_brown_what_gardening_taught_me_about_life At the public intersection of environmental art and restorative justice is where you will find tobacco brown - working. On Friday (Aug. 17), you can meet up with the 2016 ArtUp Fellow and 2017 TED Resident at the Orange Mound Gallery...
Come October 2019, the city of Memphis will be draped in a sea of colors, from pink and green to red and white to purple and gold and various colors in between, thanks to Memphis being selected as the...
by Walter J. Lovett II Let the doctors tell it, Sonny Weems would never be able to run, let alone carve out a career in the NBA. Weems was born with cleft feet. When this diagnosis was learned, doctors and...
  Day 1 for Shelby County Schools is in the books. Parents and guardians, brothers, sisters and others designated for the role ushered students to and through school doors throughout the city. They were met by teachers and administrators ready to...
The inaugural “Baggs 2 School Drive” puts local rapper Moneybagg Yo in the company of those lending helping hands to students, parents and guardians with the start of the school year on the horizon. The entire city is invited to...
By Cole Bradley, Hight Ground News For the last four months, High Ground News’ On the Ground team has been working from the Pinch District and the Uptown neighborhood as part of an embedded reporting engagement. Our goal with the On...
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and the Neighborhood Christian Center are teaming up for another screening for the “Play It Cool” Program. The initiative provides window air-conditioning units to qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County. The...
Thousands of Greek delegates, Greek members, their guests and community supporters will converge on the city this week to celebrate the “one-ness” and the unity of African-American collegiate fraternities and sororities. “‘The Divine Nine’ is what we’re called, historically black...