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Organizations commemorate King’s legacy with socially distant service

Organizations around Memphis are reimagining their commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday around the coronavirus pandemic. The holiday, celebrated on the third Monday of January, is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service. But during a pandemic that has pushed many Americans to be in need of that service, community service […]

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Memphis business, Mo’s Bows, featured in national commercial

It has been ten years since Moziah Bridges launched his custom bowtie business Mo’s Bows. The 19-year-old from Memphis has been featured in national commercials. This year he is in a campaign for web hosting company GoDaddy. “I flew out to California and I got to meet so many people and make so many great […]

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Memphis artist’s design debuts on Times Square Jumbotron

Eso Tolson, aka @coolurbanhippie, says his brand — “joy, pride, Black culture, celebration” — has a lot in common with the themes of a multinational beverage company headquartered in Atlanta. The Memphis artist says that’s probably why the Coca-Cola Company chose his art as part of its New Year’s Eve message to be featured on […]

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‘Black Ice’ Climbers Are Breaking Down Barriers Into The Outdoors

There are no mountains in Memphis. The only rocks rest on jetties in the Mississippi River, lonesome current breaks where few people dare to venture as the river’s muddy waters ripple past endless rows of cotton, rice and soy. The city itself sits on a bluff, overlooking passing barges headed south to New Orleans, or […]