Doing Business in Memphis

Grinding Together: Three Bluff City Businesses Owned by Black Couples

By: Ezra Wheeler On his classic track “Love and Happiness,” Al Green croons that love is “walking together, talking together, singing together, praying together.” With all due respect to the good Reverend, we’d suggest that he add “working together” to the list.  Of course operating a business always comes with its challenges,  particularly during a global pandemic, but many […]

Activities

Healthy Holiday Restaurants in the 901!

By: Ivy K. Arnold Just like the “Freshman 15”, weight gain during this Covid frenzy is created from stressors and unhealthy food while staying home.  This “Quarantine 15” can definitely be avoided, with the help of uplifting self-care and trying out healthy food alternatives from local restaurants here in the 901.  As we approach the […]

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 […]