Tamara Cunningham

Tamara Cunningham began writing in second grade. She wrote for the Tri-State Defender and Memphis Times while pursuing a degree in communications from the University of Memphis. She then married, had and homeschooled two children, and operated a farm but maintained her dream to return to reporting. Cunningham is a resident of North Memphis and graduate of the second High Ground News Community Correspondents program, which trains everyday Memphians from underserved communities in the basics of community-based reporting. Ecclesiastes 3:7

Feature Story Crab legs with Drop Sauce is a best-seller at Straight Drop Seafood in North Memphis. (Straight Drop Seafood)

New Straight Drop Seafood is the right thing to crave


Feature Story Derotha Payne-Obie mounts a recently completed puzzle at her dining room table. Prior to the pandemic, she attended the Lewis Senior Center. It closed in March under local and state mandates. (Tamara Cunningham)