Baris Gursakal


Baris Gursakal is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an Istanbul native who grew up in Memphis, and has an interest in public policy and social justice issues. 

Feature Story Members of the Playback Memphis Youth Ensemble gave their first performance at the second annual Frayser Matters event. (Playback Memphis)

Playback Memphis debuts Frayser youth theater ensemble


Feature Story Frayser Local Arts Festival organizer Lurlynn Franklin stands next to two of five 'Welcome to Frayser' paintings. She designed the signs as paint-by-numbers and more than 700 Frayser residents had a hand in filling them in. (Arkwings Foundation)

Frayser Local Arts Festival is where to be this weekend


Feature Story Stacy Bizzard (L) and her mother, Bonnie Harris, are co-owners of Ms. B's Sub Shop. They pose here in front of a wall of photos of satisfied customers. (Ziggy Mack)

Memphis sandwich legend Bonnie Harris finally has her own shop


Feature Story Current and prospective minority entrepreneurs, small-business owners and others gathered for an Epicenter Think Tank event for innovative thinking . (Epicenter)

Epicenter's minority business strategy gets $450,000 boost


Feature Story Britney Thornton (second from right) helps built a town in an urban planning workshop held at The CMPLX on July 17. (Baris Gursakal)
Feature Story Guests of the Frayser CDC open house toured the homes and picked up literature for buying one of the three current homes or the 27 more that Frayser CDC hopes to build in the next two years. (Cole Bradley)

Frayser CDC unveils new homes, hopes for new momentum


Feature Story A Hollywood Feed staff member makes gourmet dog cookies. The story offers a range of gourmet treats including cakes and cupcakes. (Submitted)

More than retail, Hollywood Feed helps animals in need


Feature Story Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris (L) presents the Senior Prom's 2019 Prom Queen Everlena Yarborough. Prom King Clarence Christian watches with pride. (Baris Gursakal)
Feature Story Trap Fusion co-owners Jason Gardener, left, Monique Williams, center, and Markeith McCoy, right. (Baris Gursakal)
Feature Story At the Gaisman Park cleanup, group Desayuno Con Libros provided storytime activities as well as free books in English and Spanish. (Friends of Gaisman)