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A tape art installation wraps around the Brooks Museum.

Visitors to "The Edge Gets Lit" party along Floyd Alley.

Downtown skyscrapers in the background of Foote Homes.

The Grizzline performs on Beale Street to rally Memphis Grizzlies fans before a playoff game.

Tulips in bloom at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens

High Expectations aerialists perform at the Opera Memphis Midtown Opera Festival

Guests gather at Memphis College of Art for the second night of Memphis Fashion Week

Memphians jump over fires to celebrate the Persian Festival of Fire before the Iranian New Year

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The Central High School concert singers perform at the commemoration ceremony. In 1917, many students from Central High School missed school to attend the lynching of Ell Persons, adding to the festival-like atmosphere of the horrific event. Students

The lynching of Ell Persons finds a lasting imprint on the Memphis NAACP chapter

One hundred years later, Memphians gathered by the Wolf River out Summer Avenue to commemorate historical markers in memory of the lynching of Ell Persons, a dark moment in Memphis history that ended up having a significant impact on the Bluff City in the founding of the Memphis NAACP.


BTW graduation

In photos: Booker T. Washington graduation ushers 111 students into legacy

“They introduced us to the real world because the world that we live in is jacked up. It’s not easy for African-Americans," said a recent graduate of the historic African-American high school.

Pam Cooper, left, and Ginny Parker are promoting Boosterville at the Indiana PTA convention in early May. The Coopers have a strategic relationship with the National PTA. and have loaded in 32,000 PTAs across the country in the Boosterville app.

No more door-to-door: Local tech company reboots the fundraising model

“Rather than the school having to sell $50,000 worth of cookie dough and wrapping paper, our platform makes it easy for supporters, parents and teachers to patronize a local merchant instead."

Ashley Smith (L) and Elaina Hogan with the milk depot at Regional One Health.

Mothers' Milk Bank wants to share lifesaving breast milk with Tennessee's preterm babies

A Nashville-based nonprofit is advocating for a Tennessee pasteurization facility for breast milk. Local supporters of a breast milk depot at Regional One Health say that increased supply could aid Memphis' population of preterm babies. 

Divya Pinnaka, the president of the Memphis chapter of MIT Launch.

MIT works with young entrepreneurs to change the face of tech in Memphis

Why wait for business school? MIT trains Memphis high school students in launching their own businesses before they even get to college.

House of Mtenzi

Larger than the Lorraine: Local Black history museums you haven't heard of

Hyper-local museums run by Memphians bring a personal angle to the dominant narrative of the city's fight for civil rights.

Ashley Barnes (second from left) says grace with her family while putting a bib on her son Ayden, 1.

In photos: South Memphis celebrates Mother's Day at Miss Shirley's Soul Food

Miss Shirley's Soul Food restaurant, which has been open barely a year at the corner of Mississippi Boulevard and Georgia Avenue, welcomed families for its first Mother's Day lunch.

 Janiya, 8, uses one of the computers in the kids’ corner at the Cornelia Crenshaw Library.

The Cornelia Crensaw library is a "sanctuary" on Vance Avenue

The Cornelia Crenshaw library, located at 531 Vance Avenue, opened in 1939 as the first library branch open to Black Memphians. 

Start Co.

The 2017 summer of acceleration kicks entrepreneurs into high gear

It's start-up season in Memphis. This year, 18 teams will participate in rigorous entrepreneur training across the six unique accelerators.  

Foote Homes now sits vacant with many of its former residents having been relocated to different neighborhoods across the city as of late 2016.

The last major vestige of segregation-era housing set for demolition

Foote Homes, the last traditional public housing complex in Memphis, has seen seven decades of changing attitudes about the role of public housing.
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