Orange Mound

Orange Mound was the first planned community built for and by African-Americans in the south. Middle-class black Memphians purchased inexpensive plots of land. Black-owned businesses flourished until the 1980s chronic disinvestment brought widespread crime and poverty. Today there is a strong, resident-led network of community and faith organizations and a stronger sense of history and neighborhood pride. The heart of Orange Mound is Melrose High School and its award-winning football team.

Innovation & Job NewsResidents of Memphis Teacher Residency spend a school year in the classroom with a mentor-teacher getting hand-on training.

Memphis Teacher Residency prepares students for success


Feature StoryDeidra Tuggle, the Candy Lady of Orange Mound, and her sister at their grandfather's sundry store.

The Orange Mound Candy Lady fulfills a sweet business tradition


Feature StoryElite Starz of Nashville make their way down the parade route.

In photos: A mile-long community at the Orange Mound parade


Feature StoryListen To America Small

HuffPost, High Ground News & MLK50 to discuss economic inequality in Memphis


Feature StoryMelrose Football

Video: Friday night lights at Melrose Stadium


Development NewsJeff Tumlin

New public speaker series to address importance of urban planning


Development NewsOrange Mound
Feature StoryA game of basketball along Radford Road in Orange Mound.

New leaders bring progress to historic Orange Mound


Feature StoryDr. Steven Euler, right, sets up an appointment with a caller's primary care doctor for further care.

New 9-1-1 initiatives seek to alleviate demands of nonemergency calls


Feature StoryThe Melrose High School band performs at a fundraiser to help buy instruments in March.

Introducing myself to Orange Mound


Development NewsMemhis 3.0 event Ballet Memphis

Memphis 3.0 event maps early progress


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