Memphian Stories: Mayor Candace Hollingsworth

This past weekend, Memphis hosted its second annual Black Millennial Convention at LeMoyne-Owen College. The event included panels and sessions centered around the needs and wants of the Black community in Memphis. It featured leading Millennial voices from Memphis such as State Senator Raumesh […]

 

MK Hill

Grounded by her faith and driven by her love for children Memphis Native MK Hill is the foster and adoptive mom of 23 kids from all over the world.

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Don’t Panic; Pivot: A Conversation with Fashion Designer, Rich Fresh

By Kristin Cheers He is standing in the foyer of an ethereal mansion while wearing a coral original from his own designer line. With a scarf gently tied around his blonde hair, he points to a box adjacent to his hip. It’s a box of Henry Masks, his recent innovation of eclectic of colors, that […]

 

Memphian Spotlight: Raheem Shabazz

Believe it or not, but when you need to get swole in preparation for the NBA draft, and you only have six months to get there, they send you to Memphis. That’s right, to none other than Raheem aka Coach Shabazz! Case in point, Darius Bazley, a top recruit, decided to forego college and a […]

 

Memphian Spotlight: DJ Pryor

We doubt you can get your kids on his waiting list, but DJ Pryor is the new principal at Memphis Daddy Day Care. #RealTalk His adorable—and hilarious—viral video has been viewed 57 million times across social media. It also showcases the role that millennial dads are playing in young […]

 

Memphian Spotlight: Chen Tang and Mulan 2020

As the saying goes: “If you don’t know where you come from, you don’t know where you’re going…” Starring in the live-action remake of the Disney hit Mulan, Chen Ying Tang may have been born in Japan, but he knows where he got his soul… “I’ve had many people—many people—mention that about […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

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With Streaming Service “Memphis Centric,” Octavia Young Puts the Bluff City in the Spotlight

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Qemist Recommends: Bodywerk at The Green Room

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Give Back to Memphis – 5 Organizations you can Support Today

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