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  • Cleaning House

    March 29, 2016
    Cleaning HouseCity gains the tools, personnel to mount unprecedented attack on blightEvery neighborhood in Memphis and Shelby County has the right to be free from the negative effects of vacant, abandoned and blighted properties... read more
  • The Inequality Chronicles: Memphis Burning

    March 10, 2016
    To understand racial inequality in America, start with housing. Here, in the nation’s poorest major city, the segregationist roots go deep.This is the first article in an ongoing series, “The Inequality... read more

    March 10, 2016
    Auditions for The Heart of Soul ... The Stax Musical will begin March 21st at the Hattilloo Theatre in Memphis, TN. Producers of the brand new theatrical production, The Heart of Soul…The Stax Musical ... read more
  • What smart neighborhoods can learn from Soulsville USA

    March 04, 2016
    The story of Memphis is found in its culturally rich neighborhoods, and Soulsville USA is one of its brightest examples.Since January, High Ground's On the Ground series has been focused on Soulsville USA, telling the stories... read more
  • Jim and Samella’s brings love to Soulsville

    March 04, 2016
    Jim and Samella’s House helps diners feel at home with a soulful touch and friendly feel at this small restaurant in Soulsville USA.Soul food Sunday is a good place to start when it comes to Jim and Samella’s House.... read more
  • Memphis Black Restaurant Week brings needed exposure

    February 29, 2016
    A common theme these days in Memphis is people recognizing the endless possibilities to make an idea reality.Cynthia Daniels loves food. The public relations coordinator with the Workforce Investment Network, she’s an... read more
  • Building an entrepreneurship movement

    February 29, 2016
    Leslie Smith, President and CEO of EPIcenter Memphis, lived in Detroit her whole life. She previously worked with the Michigan Economic Development Corporationand was actively involved in an advisory role with the ... read more
  • Office of Re-Entry gives new hope

    February 15, 2016
    The Memphis-Shelby County Office of Re-Entry has found a home in Soulsville, USA where it works with people leaving incarceration and looking for a new start.The effort to reduce recidivism and other challenges faced by... read more
  • LeMoyne-Owen students honor Black History

    February 15, 2016
    Dr. Bobby Lovett has called Nashville home for more than 30 years, but South Memphis remains the place that shaped who he is today. Lovett graduated from Booker T. Washington High School 55 years ago. He grew up in the... read more
  • Flurry of activity reshapes city’s Uptown neighborhoods

    February 15, 2016
    It's shaping up as a big year for Uptown, a patchwork of aging neighborhoods stretching from A.W. Willis Avenue to the Wolf River on the north end of Downtown.Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis is gearing up to put an... read more