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 StoryAnnie Jones plays Bingo at the Bickford Community Center in Uptown. (Brandon Dahlberg)
Feature StoryWomen from a Straight Farm Whitehaven's canning class pose with their finished products. Once the skill of preserving is learned, the women can use it to can and preserve produce at home. (Kimberly Dobbins)
Feature StoryBinghampton Students cross at a crosswalk. Sidewalks and crosswalks are part of the physical infrastructure that can be improved with TIF funding. (Submitted)
Feature StoryNeighbors enjoyed Memphis-based Geist at the first Uptown porch concert series. (Cole Bradley)

Front porch concerts rock the Uptown neighborhood


Feature StoryPeople from all walks of life mingle beneath the "branches" of Treedom Memphis.
Feature StoryYoung men play basketball in Booker T. Washington park.
Feature StoryA mirrored exterior at the Rendezvous shipping facility in the Pinch District reflect historic buildings. (Ziggy Mack)
Feature StoryThe Uptown Burger features two beef patties, cheese, onions, peppers, and jalapenos grilled to perfection.  (Cole Bradley)
Feature StoryMadison Taper, winner of the girls' ages 8 to 15 division, shows off her new Fluxus skateboard. Fluxus boards are made in Memphis and are designed by local artists. (Shelda Edwards)
Feature StoryAn Uptown resident adds her priorities to a list of possible new developments. (Community Redevelopment Agency)
Feature StoryLaura Wheeler has worked at Westy's for one year. (Brandon Dahlberg)

Westy’s turns 35 as The Pinch turns a corner


Feature StoryApplause and cheers erupted as the first of the trolleys was guided out of the garage and onto Main St. to await the ribbon cutting. (Shelda Edwards)

Main Street trolleys hit the tracks again


Feature StoryValerie Peavy, owner of the Office @ Uptown, poses for a portrait. Her cafe opened in 2013. (Brandon Dahlberg)

Welcome to Uptown, the biggest small town in Memphis