Metro Memphis

By Cole Bradley, High Ground News According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 7,000 Memphians living with HIV and AIDS. The Memphis MSA ranks No. 6 in the nation among all metro areas for the highest rate...
In an effort to increase voter accessibility, the Shelby County Election Commission and Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) have teamed up for a unique initiative. On February 23, 2023, they will offer free bus rides across Memphis, coinciding with...
In his first State of the County address, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris voiced his intention to ask the Shelby County Commission to invest in public transit for the first time. “Public transit is one of the most important assets...
Adults were the ones listening to students teach this week as Memphis student advocates shared their recommendations on how to reduce out-of-school suspensions and expulsions. Six students at G.W. Carver College and Career Academy, an alternative school, worked for months...
By Montee Lopez, Special to TSDMemphis.com ...
Two years ago, top high school hoops prospect James Wiseman moved from Nashville to play for Penny Hardaway, then the head coach at East High School. And on Tuesday, Wiseman announced he will play for Hardaway again – as he...
By Dawn Neuses, High Ground News Open the doors of STREETS Ministries in The Heights and you find a building filled with youth and sound: bursting laughter, chattering voices, running feet and the echo of basketballs on the court down...
The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis is proud to announce this year’s five grantee recipients as well as announcing a new grant cycle. Each grantee will receive $2,500 – 5,000 for their programs. This year’s grant awardees are: ...
Last night, after the Grizzlies had beaten the Orlando Magic in their preseason debut, one of my colleagues joked that everything was so new, it was like the team had just moved to Memphis — new scoreboard, new locker...
In an attempt to close Memphis’ gaping disparities in wealth and education attainment, LITE Memphis trains high school students in entrepreneurial skills. That unique approach to community revival recently garnered the nonprofit a national award for civic innovation.“Our mission...