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Feature Story Archie Willis rides the Madison Avenue trolley bus through Madison Heights. (Ziggy Mack)

In Photos: More Memphis neighborhoods revisited

Can't get out and explore the city during the pandemic? Take a visual tour through four more of our 13 On the Ground neighborhoods to get your Memphis fix.

Feature Story Shelia Williams, a 2020 Bickford-Bearwater High Ground News Community Correspondent. (Cole Bradley)

Memphis' Newest Reporters: Meet Community Correspondent Shelia Williams

Community Correspondents are everyday Memphians training to become neighborhood-based reporters. From Bickford in North Memphis, meet one of Memphis' newest journalists, Shelia Williams.

Feature Story Jolie Shaw, a 2020 Bickford-Bearwater High Ground News Community Correspondent. (Cole Bradley)

Memphis' Newest Reporters: Meet Community Correspondent Jolie Shaw

Community Correspondents are everyday Memphians training to become neighborhood-based reporters. From Bickford in North Memphis, meet one of Memphis' newest journalists, Jolie Shaw. 

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Candidates for Shelby County Schools Board of Education answer tough questions ahead of election

Two virtual town halls gave parents and students the chance to discuss their biggest concerns with candidates running for a spot on the SCS Board of Education.

Feature Story Derion Lipford films his pitch proposal for the judges of ArtUp's North Memphis Incubator in January 2020. (Sheri Neely)

Memphis teen wins ArtUp business pitch contest

Kynnidi Caffey won $500 after her 60-second pitch for a custom t-shirt company called “Fits Us!” The 18 year-old is a graduate of Briarcrest Christian School.

Feature Story Executive Director John Paul Shaffer announces the BLDG Memphis rebrand in April 2017. It was previously the Community Development Council of Greater Memphis. (Submitted)

BLDG Memphis and new board look to the future of community development in and after the pandemic

BLDG Memphis acts as a facilitator for collaboration between 40-plus community organizations and community-mind individuals across the city. They're all facing uncharted territory in the pandemic. 

Feature Story Dr. Susan Miranda conducts research for University of Tennessee Health Sciences Centers' Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2014.

UTHSC hosting second virtual coronavirus symposium July 28

UTHSC is hosting their second virtual coronavirus symposium July 28. The free event will include speakers from UTHSC, St. Jude, and others.

Feature Story Husband and wife Nancy and Patricio Gonzalez carry equipment to the Gaisman Community Center at the end of game day. They are the directors and coaches of Illegal Arts Memphis soccer league. (Natalie Eddings)

In Photos: Memphis neighborhoods revisited

Can't get out and explore the city during the pandemic? Take a visual tour through six of our 13 On the Ground neighborhoods to get your Memphis fix.

Feature Story The Bickford-Bearwater Community Correspondents attended their first class on January 11. They're training to become community-based journalists for North Memphis. The class is held in the AngelStreet choir room at Oasis of Hope's Bickford center.

High Ground trains North Memphis residents in community-based journalism

High Ground has launched its second Community Correspondents class. The six-week program trains average Memphians in community-based journalism.

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Mass evictions are coming. This South Memphis nonprofit is part of the solution.

Mass evictions are looming across the country. In the U.S. "eviction capital," The Works, Inc. puts people over profit.  

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Visitors can build a custom experience at the first virtual Exposure event

Exposure is going virtual in September 2020. Rather than walk between 100 booths at the FedEx Forum, attendees can learn about local businesses and organization with a customized virtual experience.

Feature Story The PepsiCo Foundation has pledge $7 million for nationwide COVID-19 relief, including $500,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. (Banco de Alimentos Quito, PepsiCo Foundation)

Pepsi puts $500,000 toward COVID-19 relief in Memphis

The PepsiCo Foundation has partnered with the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis to put $500,000 towards pandemic relief efforts in Memphis.

Feature Story Sergeant Biggs, a Memphis Police Department mascot, greets members of the community outside Cathedral of Faith during the Klondike-Smokey City foster care awareness parade. (Brandon Dahlberg)

Urban League and Shelby County mayor to host virtual summit on police reform in the South

The free virtual summit is July 14 and takes aim at police brutality, the prison system, and re-entry reform.

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Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas “come” to Memphis with virtual book signing

Talk show host Phil Donahue and actress Marlo Thomas are “coming” to Memphis for a virtual, live-streamed conversation on their new book, “What Makes a Marriage Last."

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Methodist-Le Bonheur creates new role to reduce Mid-South health disparities

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare announced a new leadership position dedicated to eradicating health disparities in the Mid-South.

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Second COVID-themed creative writing contest offers cash prizes for Shelby County Schools teens

Peer Power's second creative writing contest offers cash prizes for Shelby County Schools high school students. Submissions are due July 24.

Feature Story BRIDGES USA youth Leaders are creating virtual spaces where students can connected during the coronavirus pandemic. (Submitted)

BRIDGES USA youth leaders make space for teens in the midst of protests and a pandemic

Youth leaders with BRIDGES USA are ensuring youth voices are heard during the global health crisis and civil unrest.  

Feature Story A nighttime view of the I Am A Man plaza outside of Clayborn Temple, near Downtown Memphis.

War veteran teams with former NFL player to host peaceful protest march, June 27

An Iraqi War veteran and a former NFL player are teaming up to head a peaceful protest march that kicks off at I Am A Man Plaza at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. 

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

The Douglass Community has been celebrating Juneteenth in Douglass Park since 1993. In this year's pandemic, they did things a little differently. 

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Your questions for navigating life during the COVID-19 pandemic, asked and answered

The Memphis Media Collaborative sent a COVID-19 information needs survey to residents across Memphis. Here are the most common questions and answers.

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