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Memphis’ most prominent education philanthropic fund officially has a new leader in former interim CEO Terence Patterson – and one of his big goals for Memphis Education Fund is to finance more creative, grass-roots solutions to education problems facing the city. “We’re not going to sit back and wait for...
By Ashlei Williams, High Ground News One developer, eight contractors, six figures, and six months later, 952 J.W. Williams Lane is home to five new tenants. Located north of the Memphis Medical District, the Garden Flats is now open to residents thanks to Memphis transplant and developer Kevin Crutcher. “When I...
For the second time in two years, the Faculty Senate at LeMoyne-Owen College has issued a vote of no confidence for LOC President Andrea Miller – this time on allegations that she presented the words of televangelist Joel Osteen as her own during the college’s recent convocation. By definition, that’s...
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I first met "Chef Gary" Williams as I was writing a preview of the inaugural Memphis Black Restaurant Week back in 2016. Though I did not know him well, I had to remind myself of that fact – from the first time I met him, he treated me like...
In a show of support for arts in education, Memphis Challenge chose music as the way to kick off its 30th-anniversary celebration with an evening of entertainment, Jazzin’ Around 7, Friday at 7 p.m. at the Halloran Centre for the Performing Arts in Downtown Memphis. The fundraiser will support...
This year marks Playback Memphis’ 10th anniversary of being about the business of fostering healing between the police and residents of this city amid a longstanding rift between law enforcement and black and brown people. The problem scenario now is unfolding against the backdrop of a bitter political climate and...
Lonnie Treadaway has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Dist. 1 Memphis City Council seat – a move that was made known Wednesday during a specially-called council meeting with only five members in attendance.  That left only one candidate, Rhonda Logan, in the race to succeed Bill Morrison, who...
It will take time to heal the wound left by the tragic death of 9-year-old Kameron Johnson, the lone fatality of a terrifying and traumatic bus accident in Arkansas that injured 45 others Monday morning. But the city and nation have responded rapidly with condolences and donations to help make...
Carolyn Chism Hardy is a trailblazer who has journeyed from poverty to prosperity. In her book, “Look Up: Five Principles for Intentional Leadership,” she shares the principles she’s learned along that journey. She is from Memphis (Orange Mound to be exact), graduated from Melrose High School and Memphis State...
By Melonie Gaines, High Ground News Less than a month after the class of 2010 walked across the stage at Booker T. Washington High School, new graduate Adrianne Cobb attended a party in Downtown Memphis. A fight broke out. Gunshots rang into the air, one of which struck Cobb and fatally...