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 StoryEarly arrivals mingle at United Way of the Mid-South's 2018 Feast of Dreams. (Demarcus Bowser)

Breaking Bread: Applied anthropology meets local journalism


Feature StoryDwayne "DJ" Johnson's assistant welds security bars for a client at Johnson's shop at 2992 Summer Avenue (Ziggy Mack)
Feature StoryStudents socialize while enjoying a midday snack. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StorySummer Avenue near National Street has been an important corner for commerce since the late 1800s. (Andrew Breig)

Summer Avenue to rebrand as an international district


Feature StoryOne of two proposed playground designs for the new L.E. Brown Park in South City. (City of Memphis, Division of Parks and Neighborhoods)
Feature StoryA once-drab building, 751 National Street now has tables and chairs, interactive maps of the neighborhood, and flags denoting the many nationalities in The Heights. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryJared Myers (derecha), director ejecutivo de Heights CDC, y un adolescente local en el vecindario. (Cole Bradley)
Featured PostJared Myers (R), executive director of Heights CDC, and a local teen canvas the neighborhood. (Cole Bradley)

Facts and Feelings: The push to improve safety in The Heights


Feature StoryFlying Falcon staff writer Leah Boone-Stewart (R) interviews Lanaya Hamilton (L) and Bionica Barnes for an article. (Flying Falcon)
Feature StoryA young soccer team practices at Gaisman Park. (Natalie Eddings)
Feature StoryOffice manager Judith Currin drops a client off at home after a busy day at daycare. A ride in the custom bus is a favorite activity for the dogs. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)
Feature StoryA first-grade student peeks around the corner at a pop-up performance held at Treadwell Elementary School as his classmates line up behind him. (Renier Otto)

De fotos: The Heights celebra la herencia hispana mes


Feature StorySidney Johnson, president of the Mitchell Heights Neighborhood Association, poses in front of the hoop house at the Mitchell Heights Landscape Garden and Nursery. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StorySidney Johnson, presidente de la Asociación de Vecinos de Mitchell Heights, posa frente a la casa de aro en el Jardín y Vivero de Mitchell Heights. (Cole Bradley)

Pequeño pero poderoso: El movimiento en Mitchell Heights


Feature StoryYvonne Thomas' kindergarteners dance to a song about fruit  in one of Treadwell Elementary School's dual language classes on September 21, 2018. Treadwell's dual language program immerses kids in both Spanish and English for full fluency by fifth gra