On The GroundSidewalk-level journalism from Memphis neighborhoods

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 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


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The On The Ground series embeds a team of journalists in Memphis neighborhoods.

We include residents in planning articles, photo essays, videos, and events that reflect their lived experience.

We strive for genuine relationships and nuanced coverage.