Business

Memphis teen wins ArtUp business pitch contest

On July 20, local organization ArtUp announced the winner of its elevator pitch contest winner for their first DreamUp Youth Incubator. Twenty Shelby County Schools and private school students developed their own pitches for an arts or creative-based business as part of the three-week DreamUp virtual bootcamp. ArtUp developed the DreamUp incubator for young people […]

Arts

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 […]

Business

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. […]