Five Questions with The Poet, Havi

By: Ezra Wheeler For the past few years, Havier Green, known artistically as The Poet, Havi, has been one of Memphis’ most iconoclastic and subversive creators. As a musician, he seems just as comfortable making boastful bangers as he does personal odes to love, a chameleon-like trait that sets him apart from his peers. As […]

Doing Business in Memphis

Grinding Together: Three Bluff City Businesses Owned by Black Couples

By: Ezra Wheeler On his classic track “Love and Happiness,” Al Green croons that love is “walking together, talking together, singing together, praying together.” With all due respect to the good Reverend, we’d suggest that he add “working together” to the list.  Of course operating a business always comes with its challenges,  particularly during a global […]


City Tasting Box’s New Addition: The Majority Box

“Memphis is a majority-black city. You can’t really talk about our heritage – food, history, music, and culture – without highlighting all the greatness that comes from the black community.”   Cristina McCarter and Lisa Brown, the minds behind the City Tasting Box, have the right idea. Since the beginning of the pandemic, this dynamic duo has […]


Black-Owned Vegan Spots In Memphis

  By: Ivy K. Arnold Without a doubt, Memphis is known to have the best food in the world. Unlike other debatable cities, you can never go wrong with our cultural melting pot of top tier barbecue, soul food that guarantees to bless yo’ soul, flavorful wings that’ll make ya’ sang, seafood that makes you […]