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By Tamara Williamson, High Ground News In the early-to-mid 20th century, a Memphis school educated children who otherwise could have slipped through the cracks. Located at 227 Keel Avenue in the neighborhood now known as Uptown, the school furthered two unique endeavors for students. Though the building is now demolished,...
by Florence Howard, Special to The New Tri-State Defender A native Memphian and Memphis College of Art graduate now living in the land of dreams (aka California), Morreco Coleman is fulfilling his artistic dreams on canvas as well as in video. A documentary filmmaker and artist, Coleman will host a premiere...
Company projects and a leadership talk by the president were the focus of a recent Memphis Light, Gas and Water session detailing the public utility’s efforts for local media. MLGW president J.T. Young said integrity, people, customers, communication, enterprise and community are the six program areas he will target as...
Both state Sen. Lee Harris and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir agree that education, especially early childhood education, should be a main focus for the next mayor of Shelby County if there is going to be a brighter future here. Harris, a Democrat, and Lenoir, a Republican, on Wednesday agreed...
“If you know something, say something,” said Memphis Police Department Homicide Bureau Major Lambert Ross as he pleaded for help in the unsolved homicide case of two-year-old Laylah Washington during a Wednesday morning press conference. Washington was shot and killed a year ago June 13. “We have received countless tips, mostly...
Less than two months after seeing his brother’s 1939 lynching acknowledged by the Lynching Sites Project of Memphis, local activist Charlie Morris has passed away. He died Sunday at the age of 97. He was born in Arlington, Tenn., on Jan. 23, 1921. Young Charlie was raised by his grandparents,...
by Johnesha Harris Fred L. Davis opened the doors to Charity’s House last Saturday morning, ushering in a new resource where Orange Mound residents can receive legal advice, domestic and substance abuse counseling and other services. Named after his late mother who was a community leader, the house is located at...
First Tennessee Bank is investing $5 million to help launch the Memphis Small Business Opportunity Loan Fund, a $17.5 million lending program aimed at improving access to capital for minority- and women-owned businesses. The fund is a collaboration between nonprofit entrepreneurship hub Epicenter, Pathway Lending – a regional nonprofit community...
By Andy Meek, High Ground News Before launching the startup she brought to Memphis as part of 2018’s “Summer of Acceleration” startup accelerator programming, Stephanie Cummings was working in health care information technology. She was constantly busy, traveling across the country. She’d come home and see clothes piled up, laundry needing...
By Cole Bradley, High Ground News On June 2nd, Memphis’ famous tree canopy got a new addition, but this isn’t your typical flora. Treedom is the 26-foot brainchild of Parisian architectural firm Atelier YokYok and was originally constructed in 2015 for a one-week engagement at Budapest’s SZIGET festival, one of the...
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