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THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

Memphis

Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.

FRIDAY

Broad Avenue Fall Art Walk
5pm-10pm | Broad Ave.

* Start-Up Weekend: Women’s Edition
5:30pm-10pm | Start Co.

Community L.I.F.T. changing face of inner-city blight

Community Lift

They are, most of them, 30-something, city-planning luminaries who have been quietly converting some of Memphis’ most disparaged communities into recreated entities of beauty.

Last Friday was their ribbon-cutting ceremony, staged at their new office at 119 Court Avenue, Suite 100 – a generous, in-kind donation by Cadence Bank, valued at $130,000. This is the new home of Community L.I.F.T. (Leveraging Investments For Transformation) for the next two years.

 

  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
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Wilberforce University – a rally for support

Wilberforce

Wilberforce University – the first college owned and operated by African Americans – is a historical gem that’s stood the test of time, weathering many storms since its founding in Wilberforce, Ohio in 1856.

Today is no different, with Wilberforce one of many historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) confronted with financial hardships, low student enrollment and administrative challenges. At present, the university is methodically working its way through a challenging accreditation procedure during the Higher Learning Commission’s review process.

Hamilton High alumni: ‘Never count the Wildcats out’

Hamilton

Hamilton High School Memphis is among the top failing high schools in the state. It’s just that simple. Of the 935 students presently enrolled, said U.S. News and World Report, only 7.8 are deemed “college-ready.” Only 38 percent are proficient in English and 31 percent are proficient in Algebra.

No measure of school spirit can change those numbers. Until now, that is. School spirit is exactly what’s going to change those numbers, members of the alumni association said.

  • Written by Dr. Sybill C. Mitchell
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Election Day roundup:

Vote

Feds to monitor election in Shelby County

(AP) – The U.S. Justice Department answered the call to monitor today’s elections in Shelby.

A statement from the department said monitors would ensure polling places comply with the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against minorities. The election features a multitude of races on the ballot, including seats for U.S. Senate and U.S. House, the governor's race and four proposed constitutional amendments.

Tennessee Promise saves dreams

Promise

Since the start of school this year there has been a lot of excitement about a new opportunity for high school seniors. This excitement is due to the Tennessee Promise. What is this Tennessee Promise that everyone is nagging about?

It is a two-year scholarship program that opens the door to higher education for graduating seniors throughout the state of Tennessee. As part of the program, students will be paired with a partnering organization committed to supporting them during and after the college application process.

Memphis teen stands her ground among ‘Potty-Mouth Princesses’

Teen

Aspiring pre-teen actress Kyndall Harris’ face has been splattered all over the world recently due to her role in a highly controversial video on YouTube.

Called “Potty-Mouth Princesses,” the scandalous clip was created by a T-shirt company called F*** Hate8. Going viral overnight with thousands of hits per minute, the shocking video statement immediately enflamed public sentiment for depicting young girls in princess costumes spewing the “F word” to draw attention to the message that women are treated unfairly in society.

  • Written by Tony Jones
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