North Memphis

North Memphis is a collection of distinct communities stretching roughly seven miles east from the Mississippi River. While there's debate over exact boundaries, North Memphis sits roughly between the river, North Parkway, James Road, and the northeastern curve of Jackson Avenue. The area includes Bickford, New Chicago, Douglass, Hollywood, Springdale, Hyde Park, and many other small communities within larger North Memphis.

High Ground is embedded in North Memphis from January through July 2020.

Feature Story Kenzie Cleaves stands inside a vacant unit in her North Memphis apartment complex that she said has been unsecured for over a year. Unsafe housing conditions can increase COVID-19-related deaths. (Ziggy Mack)

In poor communities, toxic housing is a risk factor for COVID-19 deaths


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)
Feature Story Alandria Ivory, a campaign worker for Memphis for All, takes a break during an early voting event at Glenview Community Center. (Andrea Morales)
Feature Story Frank Johnson looks towards North Memphis' Penn A Kem, LLC  chemical plant on the left hand side of the road. On the right is Douglass High School. (Ziggy Mack)
Feature Story Archie Willis rides the Madison Avenue trolley bus through Madison Heights. (Ziggy Mack)

In Photos: More Memphis neighborhoods revisited


Feature Story Jolie Shaw, a 2020 Bickford-Bearwater High Ground News Community Correspondent. (Cole Bradley)
Feature Story To celebrate Juneteenth 2020, The Time is Now Douglass, the Official Black Lives Matter Memphis Chapter, and Memphis Artists for Change partnered to supply produce boxes, free lunch from local food trucks, masks, and hand sanitizer. (Forever Ready)

Video: Juneteenth in Douglass Park


Feature Story Teacher Brian Hanson teaching ALLMemphis' custom phonics curriculum to a group of students at Power Center Academy Elementary School - Hickory Hill. (ALLMemphis)

Race, wealth, and literacy in Memphis: Why third grade matters


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