Best of Memphis

Teach For America Memphis Announces Third Annual Barbara Rosser Hyde Award Finalists

The Barbara Rosser Hyde Alumni Leadership Award is a $5,000 award honoring an alumna/alumnus in Memphis who is doing innovative work to disrupt systems of inequality in Memphis. The award will celebrate profound acts of leadership that ensure we are making progress to “One Day” for the students and communities we serve and that our students are globally competitive, socially aware, and have access to opportunities that develop their leadership potential.

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Belltower Artisans

Local artists help define Memphis. They give the city its color by bringing their own unique view on life. But art isn’t just paintings on walls and public display statues. Art can come in the form of coffee mugs and flower vases. At Belltower Artisans, that’s exactly what you’ll find. Because every piece of ceramic […]

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Aaron James

“I’m not a one-trick pony. I want people to know that I’m a multiple-trick horse.” Cover photo by Elly Hazlerig   It’s funny that Aaron James would say something like this because it’s certainly harder to fit him into any particular box these days. The Pennsylvania-born-and-bred, now Memphis-based singer-songwriter has proven time and again that […]

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Carin Malone

Carin Malone, aka Writeous Soul, is a poet and spoken word performer who calls Memphis her home. She is a prominent performer not only in the city, but throughout the country. A spoken word performer is more than someone who reads their poetry on stage. They take the words they crafted together and breathe life […]

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Josh J.

Always an artist, Josh J. (aka “Savage Artist”) started out using his drawing and painting as a way of expressing himself. In a home with several sisters, his art became his way of helping him cope with the responsibilities of being the man of the house at an early age. He moved from watercolors to […]