Cole Bradley

Cole Bradley is a native Memphian and graduate of the University of Memphis. Cole's worked locally as a researcher and community engagement strategist and began contributing to High Ground in Jan 2017.

Feature StoryTami Montgomery, owner of Dru's Bar, sits at the newly remodeled bar and chats with regulars after completing some chores around the business. The location, 1474 Madison Avenue, has been home to a number of LGBT bars since the 1970s. (Cole Bradley)

Bar Fight: The Rise and Fall of Memphis' Gay Bars


Feature StoryCustomer Chimere Miller plays with her son J'iris after enjoying lunch at Riko's Kickin Chicken located at 1329 Madison Avenue in Madison Heights. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryAnatole Williams (L), executive director of Memphis Adult Teen Challenge, and Michael Skouteris, daily operations manager of BAM Thrift Store, discuss store needs. To the right, regular Patricia Jones says hello to the cashier. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryWalter Clark, owner of Outstanding Touch window services, puts the finishing touches on the door of Riko's Kickin Chicken, located at 1329 Madison Avenue. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryStudents and faculty at the Southern College of Optometry participate in the 2018 Bike to Work Day, which included food and festivities at an outdoor registration table. (Submitted)
Feature StoryJimi Myers stands at the counter of Launch Process Coffee at 584 Tillman Street, founded in May 2018. (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryA packed house listens to a panel discussion after the screening of ‘How Did We Get Here.’ (Cole Bradley)
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Feature StoryBilly Vaughan, center, speaks at the sancutuary of the Commons on Merton, a nonprofit support hub in Binghampton. (Bill Piacesi)

Spillit Memphis brings storytelling event to Binghampton


Feature StoryShamika Williams poses with her four children outside of their home in Raleigh. In fall 2018, Williams fled an abusive relationship and stayed with her kids at the YWCA’s domestic violence shelter. (Cole Bradley)

YWCA celebrates 100 of empowering women and communities


Feature StoryBelltower Artisans is located at 549 S Highland St. in the University District. (Cole Bradley)
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On the Ground Podcast: Memphis' modern-day redlining


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)