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Neighborhoods With Soul

It takes soul to find a rhythm all your own

...to give more than you take, and to change the world around you. It takes soul to be a Memphian. We are a city of doers, dreamers and believers. That’s what drives this unstoppable city. For those who change the world – welcome home.

We are Memphis.
Welcome to our city of soul. Don’t forget to bring yours.

#BringYourSoul

South

Home to the original change makers of Memphis, South Memphis is where true soul thrives.

Central

The perfect home for millennials and those seeking the exciting parts of life. Central Memphis has everything to build the life you want, get involved, and live out loud.

North

The history of North Memphis is one of change. From bustling industries to times of struggle, to a new era of people coming together to form communities in which they could thrive.

East

Primarily outside of the "loop" eastern Memphis includes the Hickory Hill and East Memphis areas. Both are home to major businesses and are easily accessible through the interstate system. East Memphis offers suburban style living with a shorter commute into the city and downtown.

Burbs

Located in the greater Shelby County region, 6 municipalities ring Memphis: Bartlett, Germantown, Arlington, Millington, Collierville, and Lakeland. Access to these cities and towns is easy using the 385-highway system.

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Black-owned business founder in Memphis getting a boost from Google

Black-owned business founder in Memphis getting a boost from Google

Online | wreg.com | Aug 5, 2020
A Memphis entrepreneur is getting a little boost from one of the world’s largest technology companies — Google. The tech giant is helping boost black-owned businesses that use technology to address today’s biggest challenges. One is owned by a Memphis woman who says she found a need right here in the Mid-South.
Three 6 Mafia vet Juicy J announces new star-studded solo album, signature cannabis strain

Three 6 Mafia vet Juicy J announces new star-studded solo album, signature cannabis strain

Music | commercialappeal.com | Aug 5, 2020
Memphis Music Hall of Famer Juicy J has announced a new solo album. The Three 6 Mafia co-founder will release, “The Hustle Continues” on October 14th.
19 Black-Owned Food And Kitchen Brands You Can Support Right Now And Always

19 Black-Owned Food And Kitchen Brands You Can Support Right Now And Always

| delish.com | Aug 4, 2020
Put your money where your mouth is.
ALSAC/St. Jude tops Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators

ALSAC/St. Jude tops Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators

Online | fastcompany.com | Jul 30, 2020
After leading the fight against childhood cancer for decades, ALSAC/St. Jude remains at the forefront of innovation.
Eddie Floyd Brings the Memphis Soul Sound to Life in New Memoir

Eddie Floyd Brings the Memphis Soul Sound to Life in New Memoir

Music | americanbluesscene.com | Jul 30, 2020
Singer Eddie Floyd wrote “Knock on Wood” with guitarist Steve Cropper at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis in 1966, two years before Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in a second-floor room of the same motel. The song was originally slated for Otis Redding to record and became Stax’s third number one hit. It is the best […]
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Living in Memphis: Finding a forever home, or testing the waters?

As the Mississippi ebbs and flows, Memphis is quickly becoming one of the most enticing cities you can call home. This City has grown from the home of the blues, bar-b-que, and Beale Street, into the bustling hub of commerce, art, history, architecture and all flavors of entertainment, that you see before you. With countless […]

 

9 Most Romantic Places in Memphis

“Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad… Let’s stay together!” #AlGreen Whether you’re planning an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, a special anniversary, or even a mini-vacay to reignite the passion, romance is always in the air in Memphis—if you know where to look. Here is a list of the […]

 

Everything You Need to Know About Parks in Memphis

Memphis is full of natural green spaces. The city contains over 3,000 acres of parkland, all of which is managed by the City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods. Find out more about this organization and how it keeps Memphis green.

 

Best Places in Memphis to Take Out-of-Towners

Memphis is a city rich in culture and history. Whether you’re into historic tours, concerts, music legends, nature, beer, or fine foods – Memphis has it all!

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5 Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support Now

Memphis is a city steeped in deep tradition and diversity. Our glorious melting pot of culture and community has a grand history of soul and family, found in the legacy of our black brothers and sisters who have made their homes in Memphis for generations. The following is a quick list of five Black-owned businesses […]

 

5 Reasons Your Young Ass Needs to Vote This August

By Carlissa Shaw Now, this is a story all about how  we can twist turn Memphis upside down. And I’d like to take a minute Just sit right there, I’ll tell you the top 5 reasons to vote and why you should care! ONE: Democracy only works if you show up to the game: “We […]

 

Premiere: Daz Rinko – “Juice”

“Juice” – produced by Italian producer Cheap Limousine – marks Daz Rinko’s first release in almost a year, and represents the start of a new chapter for the Memphis-bred artist. “Juice” features additional vocals from Aaron James, as well as additional guitar from […]

 

So Memphis, But So Different: 5 Alternative Rappers in Memphis Who Got Now

“Motivated hippie, shooting til dem clips empty/ Peace and love, you see pieces of, these remaining scrubs/ Imma prince, you can see the doves, cry don’t tempt me/ What’s a road to the green without the envy.” – Preauxx “Malcolm 2XX’s” Every so often, us music heads get […]

 

Exclusive Premiere: Tori WhoDat – “Thru My City”

Just in time for your weekend, we’ve got the exclusive on brand new Tori WhoDat – check out the music video for “Thru My City”!  We asked Tori to tell us a little bit about this song and the story behind the video, produced and directed in collaboration with Street Savvy Unlimited and Iconick […]

 

5 Digital Creative Classes & Resources

During this time of living with the ‘rona, Millennials, as well as the rest of the population, have learned to adapt to a new world of social distancing, quarantine, and major changes to the way that we did basically everything. Certainly, we millennials brought life to the internet in ways […]

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Memphis Streets Where Black-Owned Businesses Thrive

Have you ever heard of Black Wall Street?  I did not learn about Black Wall Street during my twelve-year tenure as a Memphis City School student. So here are a few fun facts. In 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District, known as Black Wall Street, was one of the wealthiest African-American communities in the United States. […]

 

How Shunn Gunn Introduced Memphis Nightlife To An Entire Generation

 By Carlissa Shaw Imagine being a 16-year-old and you and all of your best friends pulling up the Shell Entertainment Complex in a stretch limousine. The line was wrapped around the building and stretched down E. Brooks Rd, but we walked straight to the front of the line because we were […]

 

Sweet Spots: Our Top 5 Favorite Desserts for Pickup or Delivery in Memphis

Whoever said Breakfast was the most important meal of the day most definitely wasn’t from Memphis! While we’ve gained international fame for our BBQ (which is well deserved, might I say), it’s time we highlighted another hometown hero – dessert! Here’s a list of five of […]

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