Smart City Contributors

by (RSS) Criminal Justice | January 12th, 2016 12:27am CST | No Comments

                Two of our favorite people in Memphis  are DeAndre Brown and his wife, Vinessa, who founded and operate Lifeline to Success, a model of an outreach ministry that is a significant player in the campaign to revitalize Frayser.  Its specific purpose is to help ex-offenders re-enter their […]

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            This post is written by Jimmie Covington, veteran Memphis reporter with lengthy experience covering governmental, school and demographic issues. He is a contributing writer with The Best Times, a monthly news magazine for active people 50 and older.  This article is published in this month’s issue. By Jimmie Covington The beginning […]

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by (RSS) Criminal Justice, Leadership, Trends and Issues | December 17th, 2015 12:01am CST | 1 Comment

              Matt Timberlake is a Memphis communications consultant and one of our favorite writers.  His contributions to the blog are always appreciated and are widely read, such as his last post, 98.4% Awesome: Stopping Racism, which went viral.  This post is a reminder about the impressive, inspirational work of […]

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by (RSS) Shelby County government | November 4th, 2015 12:05am CST | No Comments

Recently, we posted a commentary about how the Shelby County Board of Commissioners is trying to fundamentally change the form of government approved by voters and that subject sparked a discussion about the hiring of attorneys for local legislative bodies and the way that approval of the minutes have been used in inappropriate ways.  To […]

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by (RSS) Education | October 8th, 2015 3:48pm CST | 1 Comment

Memphis’ own Amy Howell, CEO of Howell Marketing Strategies, has co-written a valuable book that’s required reading for high school seniors looking to go to college, parents wanting to guide the wisest decision, a graduate confronting the interview process, and or a professor wanting to teach employable skills: The Future Belongs to Students in High […]

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