Metro Memphis

The proven greatness of dough fried, flaky and delicious – that’s the main focus at Blue’s City Donuts. Located at 5735 Raleigh Lagrange Rd., the bakery is a new addition to the Raleigh area. Local chef Rueal Braden is the owner of Blue’s City Donuts. State Rep. Antonio Parkinson, who...
Music courses through the veins of Memphis. It is inextricably linked to our past, present and future. Central Station Hotel, one of the newest and coolest spaces in the downtown hotel sprawl, honors the remarkable nature of Memphis music and Memphians. Built atop and alongside the actual Amtrak station, the...
Widely acclaimed Memphis artist Carl Moore was celebrated Tuesday evening at the unveiling of his Memphis in May International Festival poster honoring the Republic of Ghana in West Africa. Moore’s acrylic-on-canvas creation was inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape and the endless, pageantry of indigenous, colorful plant life,...
“Stepping Up!” is the theme for the eighth annual rendition of the Best In Black Awards hosted by the parent company of The New Tri-State Defender and set for Feb. 6 at Central Station Hotel, located at 545 S. Main St. The Best Media Properties, LLC presentation is set for...
By Baris Gursakal, High Ground News Ashton Hall is the father of five-year-old identical triplets. All three are on the autism spectrum and attend the Harwood Center's day program for children with developmental delays and disabilities. “I’m not a very religious or spiritual person, but the people at Harwood are truly...
Renowned historian and author Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his book, “How to Be an Antiracist,” as part of the Rhodes College Communities in Conversation lecture series on Feb. 13. The free event will be held in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center and will feature a...
The historic South Main event venue, “409,” was the setting last Thursday evening for the 40th Annual Banquet hosted by the Association for Women Attorneys (AWA). Several program highlights made the evening memorable. The highly coveted Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award was presented and newly elected 2020 officers were officially sworn...
As graduations go, the one held last Saturday morning at LeMoyne-Owen College’s Little Theatre had an element of redemption. Centerstage were graduates of the 2019 Shelby County Office of Re-Entry program. “We are just so proud of these graduates, 91 in total, and two-thirds of which have already secured a...
On January 24, a ceremony was held at 943 Vollintine Avenue to celebrate the historic transfer of properties from the Shelby County Land Bank to Klondike Smokey City Community Development Corporation and its partner, Neighborhood Preservation, Inc.Nearly 30 guests attended the event where Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris signed the last...
Why is quality of life in North and South Memphis so drastically different than life in Midtown or East Memphis? The answer is in our history. On January 28, Pizza with Planners will explore how history and historical narratives have shaped Memphis neighborhoods and continue to shape its community development. ‘Looking...