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Sidewalk-level journalism for Memphis.

We cover Memphis neighborhoods with nuance and center the experience of residents. We expose Memphians to stories of their neighbors across the city. We seek to rebalance the news by exploring challenges while focusing on the people and solutions moving Memphis forward.

Features

Feature Story Chicken dish from Chef Tam's Underground Cafe. Chef Tam's is one of 21 businesses participating in the 2021 Memphis Black Restaurant Week running March 7-14. (Submitted)

Are you ready to dig in to Memphis Black Restaurant Week?


Feature Story Memphis mother Jouy Thomas poses with her 7-year-old son, Jace. (Submitted)

Learning loss is a serious pandemic problem and the kids are not OK


Feature Story In Boxtown, two men sit on a horse-drawn carriage after collecting wood to warm their houses; 1960. After decades of industrial pollution, Byhalia Pipeline LLC wants to move crude oil under Boxtown. (University of Memphis Libraries, Ken Ross)
Feature Story Youth Villages' operations center in Memphis, Tennessee. (Youth Villages)
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Video: Barbecue and bouncing back with Cozy Corner


Feature Story Rendering of the future home of Dawg Team Apparel USA, which opens soon at 420 North Cleveland Street in Crosstown. Dawg Team is a Black-owned business that specializes in pet apparel and treats for canine family members. (Submitted)

Black-owned pet accessories company to open in Crosstown


Feature Story (Habitat for Humanity)

Habitat for Humanity helps seniors stay safe at home


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What are our focus neighborhoods? 
Binghampton, The Edge, Frayser, The Heights, Hickory Hill, Klondike & Smokey City, Madison Heights, North Memphis, Orange Mound, South City, Soulsville, Uptown & The Pinch, The University District, and Whitehaven.
What is Solutions Journalism?

Many of High Ground's in-depth stories take an approach known as solutions journalism.

Solutions journalism:
  • explores challenges but focuses on responses—the solutions
  • asks for evidence—proof of need, success, & progress
  • asks complex questions—whys & hows
  • includes the voices of those most affected by challenges and solutions
We asks how challenges and responses affect Memphis' diverse communities and focus on neighborhoods and voices often excluded from these critical conversations.