Featured Memphians

 

Knox Shelton

The ability for children to learn at a young age is critical to their continued development throughout the rest of their lives. That’s why Literacy Mid-South and executive director Knox Shelton want to bring more reading material to children throughout Memphis than ever before.

 

Phillip Ashley

Life is so much better when it involves chocolate. Phillip Ashley knows this, which is why he's bringing his dessert culinary talents to your table. With everything from giant chocolate turtles to a delicious take on an advent calendar, your sweet tooth will be satisfied with Philip Ashley's help.

 

Andrea Fenise

Andrea Fenise has worked as a professional stylist for nearly 15 years now. As she’s built her brand, she has appeared on everything from BET to Good Morning Memphis. Now, she looks for ways to share her style and knowledge throughout the great city of Memphis.

 

Brandice Daniel

Image: brandicedaniel.com   Brandice Daniel grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. In Memphis, she discovered the importance of the civil rights movement and its impact on African American history inside the United States. While Brandice no longer lives in Memphis, she has taken what she learned […]

 

Eli Townsend

Photo: Focus Mid-South   The taste of Memphis isn’t just a regional craving. It is a worldwide craving, and Eli Townsend wants to share his love for all this Memphis soul food with the world. That is exactly why Eli, who was born and raised in Memphis, has taken to learning and […]

 

Jaclyn Suffel

Although she’s a Texan at heart, Houston native Jaclyn Suffel knew she wanted to explore life beyond her home state.  “I wanted to see what else was out there, and I wanted to serve,” she said.  Jaclyn, who studied theater and gender studies at Southwestern University, a small liberal arts […]

 

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 […]

You Might Also Be Interested In…

 

How Shunn Gunn Introduced Memphis Nightlife To An Entire Generation

 By Carlissa Shaw Imagine being a 16-year-old and you and all of your best friends pulling up the Shell Entertainment Complex in a stretch limousine. The line was wrapped around the building and stretched down E. Brooks Rd, but we walked straight to the front of the line because we were […]

 

Independence Day, The Socially Responsible way!

July 4th is quickly approaching us This Saturday!! This year’s event will look quite different than past years, as the fight against COVID-19 continues to shape the way we interact and celebrate with one another.  Certainly, this year’s celebration will be different, as Memphis continues to […]

 

The Unreachables: Memphis nonprofit meets its no-tech neighbors at their doorsteps

In the COVID-19 pandemic, the internet is a crucial tool for finding accurate information and aid. But U.S. Census data shows less than half of all households in some of Memphis’ lowest-income neighborhoods have internet access.  “What does it take to really […]

 

Shop Black: Mask makers

Summer is here, but we’re still in a global pandemic! As restaurants and attractions open back up, it’s important to remember that wearing a mask helps stop the spread of COVID-19. For the safety and health of both yourself and others, we urge you to wear a mask. And if you’ve been inspired to […]