Metro Memphis

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press A Tennessee nonprofit group has handed over statues of Confederate leaders Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, two years after they were removed from public parks in Memphis, officials said Tuesday. The statues of Forrest and Davis have been given...
A development boom projected to draw more business, tourists and residents is unfolding in Downtown Memphis. At the same time, Memphis and it’s 60 percent African American population still carries America’s second highest poverty rate at 27.8 percent. As an expected $5 billion is spent for Downtown renewal, the biggest...
Three African Americans have leasing rights to about half a dozen of the 50-plus McDonald’s franchises in Memphis, Collierville, Somerville, Arlington and the surrounding area and that trio of operators could drop to two by the end of the month. In addition to brothers James Byrd and Darrell Byrd, the...
Brian Hampton acknowledged that it’s been a good year for his company, Network Construction. The owner of the small contracting company understands the plight most minority-owned business owners experience, including access to capital; but he said he’s been able to overcome many of the hurdles. One of those ways is...
By Baris Gursakal, High Ground News Did you know that both music majors and non-music majors can get a music scholarship to cover college costs? PRIZM Ensemble will host its second annualCollege Audition Preparation Workshop on Saturday, January 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for high school seniors interested in...
Downtown Memphis is undergoing $5 billion in redevelopment projects – a transformation that can make the city more competitive and spur widespread economic benefits. Local and non-local investors are lured by downtown’s land value (appraised at $1.1 million per acre), Fortune 500 companies, Mississippi River views, riverfront parks, famous Beale...
The building at Lamar and Airways is an ideal location for a full-service grocery store – and for many years, Kroger was that store, serving the residents of nearby Orange Mound. So when Kroger announced it was vacating the store in early 2018, the news was devastating.  It wasn’t just...
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris believes that the county’s increasing poverty rate can be reduced by an investment in public transit. He spent Wednesday morning attempting to convince Shelby County Commission members to invest $10 million to support his proposal, Future for Transit. During an executive committee meeting, the mayor...
When Anastasia Davis sent out hundreds of letters to Orange Mound residents to introduce herself and a proposed crematorium in their community, she had no idea of the firestorm awaiting her. “I was truly hurt,” she said. “All of these elected officials and community leaders spoke out against it. They...
Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich invites families and friends of Shelby County homicide victims to join her in honoring the memory of their loved ones. “Season of Remembrance” will be held on Monday (December 2nd) in the City of Memphis Council Chambers at 125 North Main. The reception and...