Black-owned business founder in Memphis getting a boost from Google

A Memphis entrepreneur is getting a little boost from one of the world’s largest technology companies — Google. The tech giant is helping boost black-owned businesses that use technology to address today’s biggest challenges. One is owned by a Memphis woman who says she found a need right here in the Mid-South.


The Stax Heritage: William Bell Honored by NEA

The legacy of Stax Records lives on. In the latest national recognition of a Stax-affiliated artist, William Bell, one of the first (and also one of the most recent) hit-makers for the soul label, was named a National Heritage Fellow last week by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Folk and Traditional Arts program.


July playlist: Silver Linings

The music of a moment doesn’t have to be literal. This month’s playlist isn’t a collection of songs about quarantine, though one does kick off the mix: Yo Gotti’s latest, “Recession Proof.” (One mill’, two mill’/Three mill’, four cribs/Ten cars, epidemic hit/That Corona s— left no jobs) If anything is helping me access joy right […]