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Jonathan Rosales

El autor Jonathan Rosales tiene 16 años y ha vivido en el área de “The Heights” en Memphis durante la mayor parte de su vida. Es miembro del equipo de medios estudiantiles de “Kingsbury High Flying Falcon” y está interesado en una carrera en el periodismo. Jonathan Rosales, 16, has been a resident of The Heights for most of his life. He’s a junior at Kingsbury High School and a member of their Flying Falcon student media team. In his spare time he enjoys art, helping to plan and decorate for school events and spending time with friends and family outside in his neighborhood and beyond. He’s still exploring future career options but some aspirations include journalist, interior designer, chef, guidance counselor, personal stylist and school administrator.

Melonee Gaines

Melonee Gaines is the owner and lead maven of MPact Media Group, a digital media and public relations consulting firm and has worked as a freelance journalist with, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Crisis Magazine, and The Root. She has also worked in higher and secondary education for 12 years and takes pride in disrupting standard curricula with culturally inclusive texts and perspectives for the next generation of learners.  Follow her food and travel exploits on IG @meloneedg.  

Natalie Eddings & Cole Bradley

Natalie Eddings is a Memphis artist who uses photography to question life as we know it. Using the camera to depict our ever-inquisitive mind, her work aligns with humanity’s search for truth, light and beauty. She earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in photography in May 2018. Cole Bradley is a native Memphian and applied anthropologist. Since 2011, Cole has worked as a researcher, strategist, and community engagement specialist across the city's private, public, and non-profit sectors. Passionate about storytelling, they began contributing to High Ground News in 2017.

Brandi Hunter

Brandi Hunter is a native Memphian and freelance content creator. She writes and podcasts about Memphis, faith and entrepreneurship for local and national publications, and leads a creative media assistance studio based in Memphis.

Jeremiah Graham

Jeremiah Graham is a Memphis native born in the Orange Mound community. The recent University of Memphis graduate spent time as sports editor of the Daily Helmsman, the school campus newspaper. During his young journalism career, he has also spent time interning with the Commercial Appeal and the Memphis Redbirds. While freelancing, he also works as sports editor at the Germantown News, covering high school sports.

Ashlei Williams

Memphis Native Ashlei Williams has been writing for business, philanthropic, minority and academic audiences for a decade. She earned her master’s in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School and bachelor’s in English from Spelman College. In 2016, she started GJC Publicity, focusing on editorial, marketing, advertising and creative writing. Get in touch with her at

Paul Dudenhefer

Paul Dudenhefer is a writer and editor who lives in Memphis.

Dawn Neuses

Dawn Neuses is a transplant Memphian and part-time freelance journalist from the Midwest who spent the past year exploring her new home in the Mid-South. Dawn was a reporter for 20 years, covering everything from education to community activism, and enjoys learning something new from every person she meets.

Kiki Whartenby

Kiki is a senior at St. Mary's Episcopal School. She currently serves as the editor in chief of The Tatler, her school's newspaper, and has been on staff since her sophomore year. Before that, she was a writer for Grrlpunch, an online magazine. She serves as the co-ambassador for the St. Mary's Facing History chapter and is a leader of the Minority Students Association. 

Julie McCullough

Julie McCullough grew up in Millington, Tenn. She received a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and M.A. in Teaching from the University of Memphis. She currently teaches CLUE for gifted students at Shelby County Schools. McCullough is behind architecture blog This Place in History.

Stephanie Gonzalez

Stephanie Gonzalez is a Cooper-Young resident who grew up in Collierville and graduated from the University of Memphis. Her degree in journalism and fascination with cities and how people behave in them make urban development a natural area of interest. When not writing or people watching, you can find Stephanie sampling local beer, volunteering in her neighborhood or spending time with her pups.

Renee Davis Brame


Renee Davis Brame is a writer, actor and loyal Memphian.  She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Memphis.  Her work for the blog, Pop Depravity, earned an award from the National Society for Newspaper Columnist’s 2016 Column Contest. She is also the founder of theatre901, a virtual community for MidSouth artists of all genres.  

Julia Craven & Madeline Faber

Julia Craven covers race, policing and civil rights for HuffPost. If you have a story to tell, you can reach her at or on Twitter @juliacraven. Madeline S. Faber is an editor and award-winning reporter based in Memphis, Tenn. Her work can be found at @highgroundnews (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and @maiden_memphis (Twitter).

Julia Craven and Madeline S. Faber

Julia Craven covers race, policing and civil rights for HuffPost. If you have a story to tell, you can reach her at or on Twitter @juliacraven. Madeline S. Faber is an editor and award-winning reporter based in Memphis, Tenn. Her work can be found at @highgroundnews (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and @maiden_memphis (Twitter).
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