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The Beale Street Flippers entertain visitors to historic Beale Street

Opera Memphis performs "Blue Viola" during the Midtown Opera Festival

Rayjenae, 7, browses the books at the Cornelia Crenshaw Library on Vance Avenue.

A vigil at OUTMemphis commemorates one year after the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Hip hop dancers show off their moves at Jookin Warz at the Memphis Rumba Room

Hundreds listen to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens

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.

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The "I'm a Man" mural was designed by rap artist Marcellous Lovelace in a modern graffiti style and installed by BLK75. It can be found on S. Main Street, close to the National Civil Rights Museum. It shows the Sanitation Workers Protest March on Mar

Fifty years later, sanitation workers see fruit of their labor with addition of retirement benefits

In February of 1968, two black city sanitation workers were crushed to death by a truck, sparking a strike around the issues of low pay, poor safety and zero benefits. The Civil Rights-era action still influences the City of Memphis 50 years later with its recent approval of retirements benefits for the living sanitation workers.

Quincy Foster, a LAUNCH graduate, captures moments while at work during a wedding.

Entrepreneurship promotes community development in South Memphis

Advance Memphis can't repair decades of disinvestment, generational poverty and community decline, but the nonprofit can set ZIP 38126 on the right path by connecting entrepreneurs with resources to start their own businesses. 

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Video: A nondescript warehouse reinvents an employment model

Located at 575 Suzette, a warehouse maintained by Advance Memphis hums with activity. Residents of ZIP 38126 can walk to work to fulfill short-term contracts or use the warehouse as a space to incubate their own businesses. 

Nurses

Germantown-based O.R. Nurses Nationwide provides flexible schedules for nurses who love to travel

O.R. Nurses Nationwide, a temporary staffing agency founded in 1988, has seen it all from the unexpected death of a founding partner and embezzlement, to sustained growth and two mergers with a multi-state presence. 

Mickele Bridges collaborates with other students to produce a song in Cloud901's recording studio.

After two years, Memphis Music Initiative marks improvement in arts opportunities for youth

Children from disadvantaged neighborhoods are less likely to interact with music and arts programming. The Memphis Music Initiative removes those barriers by investing and supporting neighborhood and school-based art programs.

Georgia Avenue Elementary sits partially boarded up and vacant across the street from Booker T. Washington High School.

Girls Inc. plans to add a massive center in former South Memphis school

Girls Inc. of Memphis plans to renovate part of Georgia Avenue Elementary, which has been shuttered since 2012. In the building, Girls Inc. will install a 30,000-square-foot center unlike anything else in its Mid-South footprint.

In the largest spontaneous protest in Memphis history, more than 1,000 people shut down the Hernando DeSoto Bridge in a demonstration of Black Lives Matter.

In their own words: Organizers recount Memphis' massive Black Lives Matter protest one year later

The people of Memphis argue that the story of the Memphis bridge protest on July 10, 2016, is an important one. It must not be twisted.

Greg Woodberry, a member of the Official Black Lives Matter Memphis, clasps his hands behind his back while performing an adapted rap during the Bridge Shut Down reunion at Tom Lee Park.

One year after the bridge protest, Memphis moves forward with education and unity

Dozens honored the memory of the largest spontaneous protest in recent history by speaking about the change they want to see in education, community growth and policing. 

The team conceptualized 19 designs for the project and 19 pantries were built and decorated.

Presbyterian Day School student project brings small relief to Memphis food deserts

Presbyterian Day School fifth-graders started with a simple question “What do people need to survive?” The solution? Blessing Boxes, or tiny food pantries that are placed strategically in high-needs neighborhoods.

The larger camera serves as a nanny cam that parents can access via an app on their phone. The smaller camera is a body worn camera that babysitters can wear on request of the clients.

Mobile Mommy provides vetted on-demand babysitters with a side of tech

For many, babysitting a short-term gig. For Ashley Gladney, she's turned that old fashioned model into a business thriving in South Memphis with low overhead and a host of clients.
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