Cole Bradley

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.

Feature Story City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland addressed the crowd of media, sponsors and other stakeholders at the March 21 press conference help at Crosstown Concourse. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryA construction worker walks across the Southern Avenue tracks near the University of Memphis campus at the heart of the University District. (Ziggy Mack)
Feature StoryPhase one of South City's housing is 60 percent complete. Move in is expected to begin this summer. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryHighland Row is one of the many new mixed-use, high density developments to be built on or near the Highland Strip in the last few years. (Ziggy Mack)

High-rises on Highland are a test for Memphis 3.0


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Feature StoryThe University of Memphis’ land bridge is under construction and will soon allow for foot traffic over the Southern Avenue railroad line. It’s one example of large-scale development projects underway in the University District. (Ziggy Mack)
Feature StoryFlash lines the wall at Trilogy Tattoo and Piercing located at 530 South Highland Street in the University District. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryThe staff served pizza, wings, fried chicken, chips and soda sponsored by the Friends of the Whitehaven Library and donated by three Whitehaven restaurants. (Cole Bradley)

Whitehaven Library transforms for community Super Bowl party


Feature StoryThe old Messick School graduated its last high school class in 1982. It's currently an administrative facility for Shelby County Schools, but community leaders hope it will soon be transformed into a mixed-use community hub. (Ziggy Mack)

The past and possibility of old Messick High


Feature StoryResidents and other stakeholders hear the results of the three-day design charrette to reimagine Whitehaven Plaza. In the foreground, the model of Whitehaven Plaza shows existing structures in gray alongside new buildings, greenspaces and amenities s

Whitehaven Plaza is first look at Memphis 3.0 in action


Feature StoryA lunch plate at Kountry Kitchen located at 1128 Winchester Road. Kountry Kitchen is one of the ten businesses participating in the Whitehaven Black Restaurant Week. (Submitted)
Feature StoryAt Tiger Bookstore, Tigers branded merchandise accounts for 40 percent of gross sales. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryGuests discuss a set of photographs at The CMPLX grand opening. (Shelda Edwards)

The CMPLX opens to packed house in Orange Mound


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