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Siblings Glenn and Gerry Butler were placed together in foster care after their mother passed away in 2012.

Years of system-wide reform results in massive turnaround for Tennessee’s child welfare system

Sixteen years later, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services is free of federal court oversight and now has a thoroughly reformed foster care system, after meeting nearly 140 benchmarks set out by the Brian A. settlement.

Binghampton Gateway retail center is under construction at Sam Cooper and Tillman.

Binghampton, Frayser Gateway Centers and proposed TIF plan models on how to revitalize commuties

Two high-need areas in Memphis, Binghampton and Frayser, are ramping up investment in their communities with incoming Gateway retail centers and a proposed neighborhood tax-increment financing plan.

Over 100 people gathered at Martyr Park and marched down Riverside Drive to Beale Street in order to create visibility around the impact the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids have had on the Latin American immigrant population in Memphis.

ICE Storm: Immigration officers target Latino families; worry Shelby County Schools

The flurry of arrests made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the past week drew the attention of Shelby County Schools, which worries that undocumented parents will not enroll their children in the next school year out of fear of deportation. 

Brother Phap Nang and Sister Khai Nghiem with a practitioner at the Rhodes Day of Mindfulness.

Rhodes College initiative seeks to foster compassionate students

Launched in 2015, the Rhodes Compassionate Campus Initiative encourages inclusive dialogue and mindfulness both in and outside of the classroom.

Local leaders from the Muslim community assist at the Thistle & Bee farm.

Sound & Color: MLGW hoax, 1968 sanitation workers speak out

Audio coverage brings Memphis events and neighborhoods to life. For more multimedia content, subscribe the High Ground News Sound & Color newsletter.
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