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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recognized as a top pediatric cancer hospital, nonprofit brand

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recognized as a top pediatric cancer hospital, nonprofit brand

Online | bizjournals.com | Jul 6, 2022
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recently received two separate, national-level accolades for its health care and nonprofit services. On June 1, U.S. News and World Report identified St. Jude as the second-best pediatric cancer care hospital in the country; and then on June 17, Morning Consult ranked St. Jude as the most trusted nonprofit in […]
Local comedian brings basketball park for kids to Frayser community

Local comedian brings basketball park for kids to Frayser community

Online | fox13memphis.com | Jul 5, 2022
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Children in one Mid-South community have a safer place to play thanks to a local comedian and activist. Mario Bradley, who performs as Grove Hero, is known for making people laugh with his comedy routines onstage. Offstage, he’s known for giving back to the community with housing and meals for the needy. […]
Elvis might get you there, but the soul of Memphis will make you stay

Elvis might get you there, but the soul of Memphis will make you stay

Online | gq.com | Jul 5, 2022
Memphis is the perennial underdog. From the outside looking in, it shouldn’t have much to offer. Built on cotton farming and now airmail—FedEx has its global headquarters in the city and is the largest employer—it’s a city with humble roots, but both culturally and historically, it’s always managed to punch well above its weight. And […]
Ja Morant agrees to 5-year extension worth up to $231 million with Memphis Grizzlies, agent says

Ja Morant agrees to 5-year extension worth up to $231 million with Memphis Grizzlies, agent says

Online | espn.com | Jul 5, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies All-NBA guard Ja Morant has agreed to a five-year designated rookie extension that’ll likely be worth $231 million, his agent, Jim Tanner of Tandem/YouFirst Sports, told ESPN. Morant, who made All-NBA Second Team, is guaranteed $193 million and will trigger supermax escalators to take the deal to $231 million upon again landing on […]
Two Memphians selected for Harvard fellowships

Two Memphians selected for Harvard fellowships

Online | dailymemphian.com | Jun 21, 2022
Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design has announced this year’s round of fellows for its upcoming Loeb Fellowship, and it includes two Memphians. Derwin Sisnett, co-founder of Maslow Development Inc. and Gestalt Community Schools, and Shamichael Hallman, senior library manager of Cossitt Library, will join a cohort of seven other individuals working across the globe […]
Taste of Summer: The definitive guide to Memphis’ best street for foodies

Taste of Summer: The definitive guide to Memphis’ best street for foodies

Online | dailymemphian.com | Jun 21, 2022
There’s a bumper sticker you sometimes see around town that proclaims “Summer Ave. is My Poplar.” While neither of us adorns our car with one of these, we sort of feel that way and are both frequent travelers along this street, which starts, on the west end, like a Lou Reed song and continues colorfully […]
FedEx St. Jude Championship promises more — of everything

FedEx St. Jude Championship promises more — of everything

Online | dailymemphian.com | Jun 21, 2022
Like any other self-respecting golf fan, Joe Tomek was glued to the final round of the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday. Tomek watched an exciting battle among PGA stars Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau and Justin Thomas, with McIlroy eventually coming out on top. But as the new executive director of the FedEx St. Jude Championship, […]
Surprise of a lifetime: family given a new home

Surprise of a lifetime: family given a new home

Online | fox13memphis.com | Jun 16, 2022
A South Memphis family got the surprise of a lifetime this week – a new home paid in full. You may have recently seen the video on your Facebook timeline, but it’s not the first time FOX13 has spoken to the family. About four months ago, we first met 7-year-old Legend Johnson and his family […]
Cafe Lit aims to be Downtown restaurant, cultural hub

Cafe Lit aims to be Downtown restaurant, cultural hub

Online | dailymemphian.com | Jun 16, 2022
Intention is the core of what Cafe Lit is about. Every detail in the business has a purpose. There’s a resolve behind it. And it will be up to the guests if they want to fully embrace everything the hybrid restaurant and entertainment venue will have to offer. “I want to be unapologetic in what […]
Mary J. Blige to perform at FedExForum

Mary J. Blige to perform at FedExForum

Music | fox13memphis.com | Jun 16, 2022
The “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,” Mary J. Blige, will perform at FedExForum this fall. Nine-time Grammy Award winner announced her return to Memphis with the “Good Morning Gorgeous” tour. The tour will make a stop at FedExForum on Sunday, October 16, 2022, and will feature Ella Mai and Queen Naija. Tickets for the “Good Morning […]