Archive for December, 2018

by (RSS) Leadership | December 28th, 2018 8:32am CDT | 5 Comments

Inside Memphis Business devotes its current issue to philanthropy and the following article, A New Brand of Philanthropy Drives Memphis Forward, is published there: Memphis has experienced a revolution in philanthropy in recent decades as the number of foundations burgeoned — increasing total assets here to more than $2.5 billion — and a new kind of […]

Read More →

by (RSS) Uncategorized | December 20th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 1 Comment

                          Long before daily print newspapers became the endangered species they are today, editorial cartoonists were the canaries in the coal mine. Despite journalism’s proud tradition of provocative cartoons on editorial pages, which proved conclusively that a picture is indeed worth a thousand […]

Read More →

                We’re hard-pressed to think of any journalism in the U.S. these days that is better than ProPublica. The nonprofit media outlet produces investigative journalism that is always hard-hitting, relevant, and reliable.  It was founded in 2007 and only three years later, it became the first online news […]

Read More →

by (RSS) City of Memphis Government | December 14th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 3 Comments

                    Memphis is the featured podcast this week on Vox Media’s outstanding The Impact.  In a 32-minute broadcast entitled the “incredible shrinking city,” Vox talks to Memphians and how the city’s sprawl changed the trajectory for the core of Memphis as more money was spent to […]

Read More →

by (RSS) Trends and Issues, Uncategorized | December 12th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 10 Comments

                        Our local newspapers last week reported that Nexstar Media Group’s may move to acquire Tribune Media Co. and create the nation’s largest TV conglomerate, moving WREG-TV *Channel 3) from the former ownership group and into the latter one.  It was also reported that […]

Read More →

                    The challenge of being a change agent is always the pressure to deliver on it. That’s the test facing the administration of new Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris. The Shelby County elections were a harbinger of the change election that was to take place two […]

Read More →

by (RSS) Downtown Revitalization, Livability | December 7th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 5 Comments

We blogged November 21 about the improvements in the Medical District as a result of its the Manassas Street project.  Here’s more about that:

Read More →

by (RSS) City of Memphis Government | December 5th, 2018 11:30am CDT | 2 Comments

                  To understand the ugly face of institutional racism, we need only look to core Memphis neighborhoods where African American wealth has been systematically obstructed, limiting the opportunities and options for thousands of families. Specifically, values of houses in majority African American neighborhoods in the Memphis MSA […]

Read More →

by (RSS) Criminal Justice | December 3rd, 2018 8:31am CDT | No Comments

                                Sarah Fleming (Cat and Fish) and Joann Selvidge (True Story Pictures), two award-winning Memphis filmmakers known for their outstanding work, are now collaborating on a documentary as timely as it is informative: JUVENILE. There’s never been a time when […]

Read More →