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1. King's Children See New Movements, Same Challenges 50 Years After Mountaintop
- Wednesday, April 4, 2018
The bright and multi colored lights at Mason Temple Church of God In Christ gave way for a few minutes Tuesday, April 3, to a single white spotlight on the empty pulpit of the South Memphis church and a recording of part of the speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered from the pulpit 50 years ago Tuesday.
2. Strickland Talks of Work To Be Done 50 Years After Strike
- Thursday, March 29, 2018
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says the hardest part of growing black-owned business, and thereby black wealth in the city, is increasing the number of minority-owned firms in certain sectors.
- Friday, March 16, 2018
Circuit Playhouse will present “James and the Giant Peach” Friday, March 16, through April 8 at 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.
4. Thaddeus Young Charting Own Course on the NBA Court and Off
- Thursday, November 23, 2017
When Thaddeus Young returns to Memphis, he needs to make extra time. When he walks out of the tunnel to get in his pre-game shooting about an hour before tip-off, everyone from FedExForum ushers to fans to Grizzlies personnel want a moment to say hi and shake hands.
5. Stern Working to Expand UTHSC’s Community Reach
- Wednesday, July 12, 2017
When the University of Tennessee Health Science Center launched its Center for Addiction Science in the College of Medicine last year, it represented an ambitious bid by the school to help people beat a variety of addictions and to research the causes of substance abuse.
6. ‘Good Locker Room’ Doesn’t Happen by Accident
- Friday, April 21, 2017
The first time I heard the term “good locker room” in relation to an NFL team, I figured it had something to do with TVs, air conditioning and nearby shower accommodations.
As usual, I was wrong.
7. Study Leads to Broader Call for Business Ties
- Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Rodney Strong, CEO of the Atlanta law and public policy firm Griffin and Strong that authored city government’s latest disparity study on minority contracting, didn’t come to talk about the study last week when he spoke to a room of 40 African-American civic and business leaders.
8. Anne Dixon Joins BRIDGES as CFO
- Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Anne Dixon has joined BRIDGES as vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Dixon, who is a Bridge Builders alumna, is responsible in her new role for financial reporting and analysis to help BRIDGES leadership in performing their responsibilities.
9. Strickland Names 6 Chiefs to Report Directly To Mayor
- Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland rounded out his team of top advisers and division directors with six appointees who will report directly to him – a structural change to how previous mayoral administrations have worked.
10. Conference Aims to Spark Positive Change, One ZIP Code at a Time
- Thursday, November 5, 2015
The world can be a big place, even within one city or a single ZIP code. But the world also can be made smaller when the right kinds of lines are crossed.
Steve Nash founded nonprofit Advance Memphis in 1999, beginning an ambitious project without end. His goal: bring economic sustainability to the people living in and around the Cleaborn/Foote Homes public housing developments in South Memphis’ 38126 ZIP code, the poorest urban ZIP in Tennessee.
11. Binghampton, Uptown Grocery Projects Win Tax Breaks
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Two community development groups are the first recipients of Community Builder PILOTS, a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive housed at the Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine.
Binghampton and Uptown are both USDA-Certified Food Deserts, and that could change with Community Builder PILOT incentives intended to attract grocery stores.
12. New Tax Breaks Attract Grocers to Memphis Food Deserts
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Two of Memphis’ prominent food deserts are on the mend with possible tax breaks to attract grocery stores.
Binghampton and Uptown are set to receive Community Builder PILOTs, a new payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive granted by the Memphis and Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine.
13. Raising the Barre
- Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Memphis has always been known for its rich musical history, but another performing art is whirling across the city: dance.
Several collectives and companies are dedicated to making dance accessible to underserved communities and changing the perception that ballet is a dusty and stifled endeavor.
14. Sammons Appointment Stalled, Wharton Makes Other Moves
- Tuesday, March 24, 2015
His plan to make Jack Sammons his new chief administrative officer is stalled – at best – but other parts of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s election-year overhaul of his administration are starting to move.
15. Southbrook Project Resurfaces Again
- Friday, March 6, 2015
The owners of Southbrook Mall got $1.5 million in improvements from City Hall this week. But it wasn’t the $1.5 million the owners of the Whitehaven mall wanted in 2012, when the city contemplated giving them that sum to fix the roof and make repairs to the mall’s heating and air conditioning system.
16. Let’s See
- Friday, February 27, 2015
EYE OPENERS. I learned recently that Leadership Memphis is raising $50,000 to start something called Expanding Horizons College & Career Tours, taking 400 promising students from their SUCCESS High School program in eight Memphis schools on college tours in June.
17. Greenline Part of Larger Changes to Shelby Farms
- Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The visitors center at Shelby Farms Park is about to come down, the latest sign of the transformation of the park.
18. Culture of Health
- Saturday, May 17, 2014
Twenty-five years ago, Carol Harshman was an aerobics instructor working for a Springfield, Mo., health club.
As someone with a job that allowed her to live out a lifestyle of health and wellness at work, she was in the minority.
19. Obama Backs Cohen, Brooks Charges ‘Voter Suppression’
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is touting the endorsement of President Barack Obama in his current re-election bid.
20. New Retail Center Proposed for Downtown Memphis
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
A new mixed-use retail center could be headed to the area south of FedExForum Downtown after the developer received approval Wednesday, March 26 for two drive-thru windows and several other code variances.
21. Consolidation Talk Surfaces as Races Come to Life
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy says he would pursue city and county government consolidation if elected Shelby County mayor.
Mulroy made the comment at a Cooper-Young fundraiser as campaigns leading into the May county primaries came to life this week.
22. Luttrell Begins Re-Election Bid for Mayor
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell made it official Tuesday, Feb. 11, filing his qualifying petition with the Shelby County Election Commission to run for a second term of office.
23. ‘Handle With Care’
- Thursday, October 17, 2013
Once the settlement of a lawsuit over control of Beale Street is complete, the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. plans on issuing requests for firms to manage and develop the thriving entertainment district.
24. Wiseacre Set to Open City’s First Taproom
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
The city’s newest craft brewery will be officially open for business at the end of the week.
Wiseacre Brewing Co. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 28, for its 13,000-square-foot brewery at 2783 Broad Ave., and the fledgling brewery will unveil its taproom and some of its craft beers to the public Friday, Aug. 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
25. Wiseacre Brewery Cuts Ribbon Wednesday
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
A ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Wednesday morning at Wiseacre Brewing Co. is about a business vision coming to fruition – but also something more.
Wiseacre, at 2783 Broad Ave., will be officially open for business at its taproom at the end of the week. Wiseacre is opening a 13,000-square-foot brewery with a taproom and patio, and it announced a few months ago it will package its two year-round beers, Tiny Bomb American Pilsner and Ananda India Pale Ale, in a can, making it the first craft brewery in Tennessee to can beer.
26. Jensen Guided by Service to Neighbors, Community
- Friday, July 12, 2013
While some companies have mission statements that stretch on for pages, Larry Jensen has boiled his firm’s strategic vision – and much of his outlook on life – down to a simple equation: FC3.
27. Turley: ‘You Can Be Somebody in Memphis’
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Years after Henry Turley experienced the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, took advantage of the Community Reinvestment Act and persuaded banks to reinvest in the Downtown core, not to mention spearheaded revitalization in the Harbor Town and Uptown areas, he’s making a “micro bet” on building nice neighborhoods around excellent schools.
28. Lessons From FUBU Founder
- Monday, May 28, 2012
Last week we spotlighted the upcoming public celebration, National Cancer Survivors Day, along with the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation, which is working to encourage national awareness about ovarian cancer and to promote education about the disease. Inspired by a recent visit from Daymond John, this week let us discuss a few topics from his presentation that we can carry forward for our city.
29. White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.
30. Feeding the Mid-South Need
- Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Last week we discussed the Jubilee Schools, which are educating children in urban areas of Memphis, affording opportunities for them to learn, grow and succeed in a faith-based environment regardless of their socioeconomic status. This week, let us spotlight an organization that is fighting hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food, and through education and advocacy: Mid-South Food Bank.
31. New Chapters
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
It’s a new day at prominent investment firms in Memphis. Different degrees of change are on tap at Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., Duncan-Williams Inc. and Wunderlich Securities Inc. And though it’s reshaping the inner workings of those firms at the moment, some of those changes also could have an impact on the city around them.
32. Gift Helps St. George’s Launch Giving Society
- Friday, May 20, 2011
Sometimes a phone call out of the blue changes everything for the better. An unexpected six-figure bequest by a virtually unknown donor will provide scholarships for St. George’s Independent School students.
33. Skateboard Competition Part of Greenlaw’s Mission
- Friday, January 28, 2011
Skateboarders from near and far are dropping in to compete in a skate contest that is more about congregation than competition.
JSAW, a nonprofit skateboarding ministry with roots in Chanhassen, Minn., is visiting Greenlaw Community Center at 190 Mill Ave. near Uptown to host a skateboarding competition.
34. Orphanos Foundation Meets Needs of Orphans
- Monday, April 19, 2010
The Orphanos Foundation, one of Memphis’ best-kept secrets on the nonprofit front, is more than the story of one person.
But it was the dream and vision of one man that made Orphanos’ success story possible.
35. Common Table’s Frazier Takes Business of Healthy City Seriously
- Friday, January 29, 2010
One year into the job as executive director of Healthy Memphis Common Table, Renee Frazier has mapped out a “take charge” agenda.
36. Collins: Council Should Be Active Partner in City Business
- Monday, October 26, 2009
Harold Collins is the chairman of the Memphis City Council, assuming the post as Myron Lowery became interim city mayor July 31.
Collins remains the chairman as Lowery returns to the council following the election of A C Wharton Jr. as mayor earlier this month. Like 10 of the 13 City Council members, Collins is about halfway through his first four-year term on the body.
We talked with Collins about the council’s role in the transition from Willie Herenton’s leadership to A C Wharton Jr.’s.
37. Progress on Firestone Course Proceeds at Snail's Pace
- Thursday, November 29, 2007
When the old Firestone tire plant in the New Chicago neighborhood of North Memphis closed in 1982, the facility that once employed thousands of area residents was left vacant and eventually became an eyesore. Economic development in the inner-city community around it screeched to a halt.
- Thursday, August 17, 2006
The Riverfront Development Corp. and The Leadership Academy present "The Leadership of Place Making" today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Alex Garvin, of Alex Garvin & Associates and adjunct professor at Yale University, is the guest speaker. Garvin is in Memphis working on an enhanced vision for Shelby Farms Park. Cost is $20. Call Georgette Baker at 527-4625, Ext. 10, for more information.
39. Binghampton: A Model Project
- Wednesday, February 22, 2006
The city's model design project for the Broad Avenue area represents a major opportunity for the residents and businesses of Binghampton. The Broad Avenue area has suffered from the flight and blight experienced across the inner-city, but was made worse by the extension of Sam Cooper Boulevard in 2002 and the resulting isolation of the Broad area. However, redevelopment efforts, new artist owners, an active business association and a new elementary school all offer hope that the revitalization of the Broad Avenue area can take hold and improve the surrounding Binghampton community.
40. Archived Article: Lead
- Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Bringing Back Binghampton
Binghamton: Ready for its Renaissance
Business, community leaders envision areas comeback
The Daily News
We didnt move; Sam Cooper did, read the flyer Broadway Pizza distributed soon after the ne...
41. Archived Article: Gov Focus
- Friday, March 5, 2004
A radically new way of thinking about and planning for a renewal in urban growth has begun to take shape in various American c
Growth Initiative Hinges on Updating Building Codes
The Daily News
A dynamic new method of encoura...
42. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, February 19, 2004
Lipscomb Honored for Public Service
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
Robert Lipscomb, executive director of the Memphis Housing Authority and director of the Division of Housing and Community Development, is one of two recipient...
43. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, September 19, 2003
New School Helps Revitalize Neighborhood
The Daily News
April 4, 1968, was a dark day in Memphis history. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in town to support striking sanitation workers, was assassinated on that day. But...
44. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, February 5, 2002
Three closed Catholic schools Three closed Catholic schools to reopen as part of Jubilee The Most Rev. J. Terry Steib, Catholic bishop of Memphis, announced the diocese will continue to revitalize its educational heritage in Memphis by opening Catho...
45. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, May 11, 2001
By: JENNIFER MURLEY Winning ace By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Its another busy afternoon at the Leftwich Tennis Center. Although the indoor courts echo with the guttural grunts of tennis players and the rhythmic whops of tennis balls hitting the...
46. Archived Article: Frist (lead)
- Friday, April 21, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Revitalization plans take shape for LeMoyne-Owen community By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News U.S. Sen. Bill Frist and officials from LeMoyne-Owen College toured neighborhoods surrounding the school Thursday to see how $2.5 milli...
47. Archived Article: Calvary P.2
- Friday, April 7, 2000
Calvary continues Lenten series on WednesdayCalvary Episcopal Church will begin its annual Lenten Noonday Preaching Series on Calvary Lenten series wraps up Calvary Episcopal Church continues its annual Lenten Noonday Preaching Series Monday, with s...
48. Archived Article: Marketplace St
- Monday, July 26, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Champions of life Ty Cobbs C.R.O.S.S. Fire Commandos couple evangelism and exercise By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Most people dont think of bungee cords when they think of Bible studies, but Ty Cobb wants to change that. His...
49. Archived Article: Inner City Outreach Lj
- Tuesday, July 15, 1997
By LAURIE JOHNSON Memphis Inner City Outreach completes Downtown facility By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News An outreach ministry and non-denominational church that characterizes itself as the "church where anybody can go" has completed its ...
50. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, June 6, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Hangin out Ken Bennett hangs out with kids and teaches them lessons that last a lifetime By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Ken Bennett likes to hang out with young people and play basketball. So, when he decided to start the Str...
51. Archived Article: Real Fcs Ba Est Lj
- Tuesday, October 1, 1996
lj 10/5 cates A new hat Memphis Mayor W. W. Herenton finding success with foray into residential real estate By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News While wearing the hat of mayor of Memphis, Dr. W. W. Herenton most likely tries to keep his risk-taking to ...
52. Archived Article: Innercity Chg
- Wednesday, May 8, 1996
5-8 chg innercity Inner City Development Corp. continues with additional funds By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Memphis Inner City Development Corp., formed one year ago by state Reps. Ulysses Jones and Larry Miller to educate and help find j...