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Celebrate What's Right Panel: Youth in the Arts Registration, Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite Celebrate What's Right Panel: Youth in the Arts

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Memphis's first STEAMfest aims to inspire students' educational and professional futures Students of all ages can learn about educational and professional opportunities in science and the arts at Memphis’s inaugural STEAMfest.

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Meet the local startup that wants to be the Spotify for medical professionals ConveyMD. The platform launched recently, and the goal, explained Donoghue, a former Smith & Nephew marketing exec, is to be “the Spotify for medical

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New database connects Memphis startups with angel investors Epicenter Memphis has been a major player in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem for some time, providing support and networking resources . . .

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Home | TEDx Memphis The 2021 TEDx Memphis conference theme is Ctrl+Alt+Dlt, a simple computer function most of us are familiar with.

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Memphis 101 The real story of Memphis and its dramatic place in American history that will not be found in any history book.

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Easy as A-B-C, 1-2-3 - New Memphis This year likely gave you some new insight into the role of teachers; whether you have kiddos or not, you’ve seen the impact of educators on our city.

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Nut Remix at the Drive-In (2020) The annual tradition continues with a twist! New Ballet’s Nut Remix, presented by Nike, will be showing at the Malco Summer Avenue Drive-In December 10th and 17th!

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Juicy J: The Hustle Continues Album Review | Pitchfork On his fifth solo album, the Memphis legend invites guests like Jay Rock and Megan Thee Stallion, splitting the difference between coasting and staying fly.

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Redbirds to stay Triple-A affiliate of St. Louis Cardinals The Cardinals announced Wednesday, Dec. 9, an invitation to the Memphis Redbirds to continue to be its Triple-A affiliate through the 2030 season.

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Memphis Has The Cure For America’s Stagnant Airwaves Once Again Memphis is firing a warning shot to corporate radio that could ripple around the world.

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Memphis Has The Cure For America’s Stagnant Airwaves Once Again Memphis is firing a warning shot to corporate radio that could ripple around the world.

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5 Music Documentaries to Watch Until Live Music Returns to Memphis - We Are Memphis Most people are familiar with the basics of recycle, reduce, and reuse, but working towards zero waste also means rethinking buying behaviors to prevent waste before it's created. Learn more at the link below!

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Recycle, reduce, reuse meet rethink and re-earth for Tennessee's first Zero Waste Day Most people are familiar with the basics of recycle, reduce, and reuse, but working towards zero waste also means rethinking buying behaviors to prevent waste before it's created. Learn more at the link below!

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Memphian showcases international Black love in ‘Coming to Africa’ - TSDMemphis.com Award-winning filmmaker and Memphian Anwar Jamison is making his rounds this week at the 2020 Indie Memphis festival to premier his latest film “Coming to Africa.” The film is a light-hearted romantic comedy that boasts social consciousness by diving into a connection of Black love. It features a stellar ensemble cast, including Jamison, Ghanaian actress […]

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#YouCanBeABCs from Sam - 6 year old raps about careers A through Z - YouTube Sam shares a little inspiration about what kids can be when they grow up. #YouCanBeABCs

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Houston High senior to present cancer research at MIT conference After his uncle died, Saksham Saksena started researching cancer detection. Now he'll present his research at an MIT conference.

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High Ground and ACE Awareness Foundation launch year-long series on adverse childhood experiences High Ground News is partnering with the ACE Awareness Foundation on a year-long series of stories on ACEs in Memphis.

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The Philosopher President - Memphis magazine Dr. Marjorie Hass leads Rhodes College through a most unusual year.

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National Civil Rights Museum hosts 'Green Book' exhibit - Memphis Local, Sports, Business & Food News | Daily Memphian 'The Negro Motorist Green Book' from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services, begins its public life at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, one of a few 'Green Book' locales still in existence. 

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Exposure Memphis: Ask Me Anything Memphis Edition - YouTube Hear from our local team of Memphis experts about anything and everything there is to know about Memphis! To learn more, visit www.exposurememphis.com.

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Allworld Project Management receives largest minority firm contract ever from City of Memphis “We hope to exceed our client’s expectations and we hope this pave the way, if there is any stigmatism about minority firms abilities to perform — that we use this as an example as this is not true,”

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The Orange Mound Street Assembly uses the neighborhood grapevine for community improvement The Orange Mound Street Assembly uses word-of-mouth communications to send and receive information. Now it's using the grapevine to spend their largest single donation on community improvement projects.

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Memphis' Graceland to host Miss USA pageant 2020 Rejiggered for the era of COVID-19, famed beauty pageants relocate to Elvis attraction in Memphis.

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Indigo Ag plants seeds for high-tech farming course statewide - The Daily Memphian The high-tech agriculture program will begin at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Covington this fall.

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Lil Buck performs Memphis Jookin | LIVE at The Kennedy Center - YouTube Charles Riley, better known as Lil Buck, performs a street dance called Memphis Jookin, that originated in Memphis, Tennessee alongside the emergence of "Buc...

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My Sistahs House Is Giving Black Trans Folks Shelter Kayla Gore, a trans woman herself, started My Sistah’s House to address the crisis of trans people experiencing homelessness in the community.

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Walking in Memphis: Put on your tennis shoes and discover South Memphis history South Memphis is packed with Memphis history, especially its music history. Here's a look at some of the most interested and iconic.

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Fairgrounds becomes 'Liberty Park' in latest post-pandemic plan - The Daily Memphian The city’s latest push to redevelop the 168-acre public property includes a 277,000-square-foot Memphis Sports and Events Center that would be for public use and the use of youth sports tournament.

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Black-owned business owner in Memphis getting a boost from Google MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis entrepreneur is getting a little boost from one of the world’s largest technology companies — Google. The tech giant is helping boost black-owned busine…

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Blueprints for a Better Memphis - Memphis magazine Insightful locals tell us what our city needs in order to thrive — for everyone.

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So Memphis, But So Different: 5 Alternative Rappers in Memphis Who Got Now - We Are Memphis “Motivated hippie, shooting til dem clips empty/ Peace and love, you see pieces of, these remaining scrubs/ Imma prince, you can see the doves, cry don’t tempt me/ What’s a road to the green without the envy.” – Preauxx “Malcolm 2XX’s” Every so often, us music heads get drained from commercial rap songs blazing on …

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Southern barbers get mental health training to aid Black communities The barber’s chair may just be the new therapy couch for parts of the mental-health-care-deprived South.

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Graceland to offer virtual Elvis experiences - The Daily Memphian Instagrammable moments will mark Graceland's COVID-19 edition of Elvis Week.

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Virtual Celebrate What's Right Panel: Health Equity Registration, Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite Celebrate What's Right Panel: Health Equity

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Checking in with the Levitt Shell - Memphis magazine Executive director Natalie Wilson shares her hopes and plans for the historic gathering space, and discusses how the Shell has pivoted during the summer of Covid-19.

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Al Kapone Releases New Single, ‘When It Hits Home,’ July 27th | Music Blog Fresh after he released a new album, Hip Hop Blues, Al Kapone released a new single, ‘When It Hits Home,” on July 27th. The single,...

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Mid-South manufacturer making face shields for schools Face shields are becoming more popular in addition to masks. A local manufacturer has started making it their goal to get it in classrooms.

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St. Jude Marathon goes virtual in 2020 - The Daily Memphian Three racing options will be available for runners over four months before and on the 2020 race day Dec. 5. 

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'Nobody Needs Nobody': Oral history of Memphis' enduring rap anthem - The Daily Memphian Though dominant billing for the 1998 single 'Nobody' belongs to Playa Fly, the song finds the South Memphis rapper trading verses with co-writer and neighbor Gangsta Blac and sharing the chorus with his own father, late soul singer Bill Young.

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Memphis actress Ann Marie Hall honored for a 'lifetime' of theater Hall receives lifetime achievement award from Memphis theater community.

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Bluff City Greens Brings Groceries to Your Door | Food & Wine | Memphis News and Events | Memphis Flyer Bluff City Greens brings it all home. “We are focused on grocery deliveries,” says Marie Steele, 28, Bluff City Greens COO and co-founder. “We started...

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Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo to host "Virtual Block Party" to aid SCS Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo to donate 10,000 masks, host “Virtual Block Party” to help Shelby County Schools

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Black Woman Creates Juneteenth Shop Black Virtual Experience That Generated Over $1 Million in Sales - Black Enterprise Cynthia Daniels' Juneteenth Shop Black Virtual Experience helped more than 100 Black businesses generate over $1 million in combined sales within 72 hours.

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See Jody Stephens, REM's Mike Mills Talk Big Star in 'Memphis Masters' - Rolling Stone “It all just came together for this experience that left a good impression on a lot of people,” Big Star drummer says

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The Unreachables: Memphis nonprofit meets its no-tech neighbors at their doorsteps (Quick Read) For Memphians with limited internet access, there are big barriers to getting information and relief in the COVID-19 pandemic. JUICE Orange Mound is using fliers, text surveys, and word-of-mouth to deliver personalized care packages to their hardest-

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Film Academy Allocates $2.5 Million in Grants – Variety The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the recipients of its 2020 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants. A total of $2.5 million has been allocated to 96 organization, including rec…

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Virtual Celebrate What's Right: Memphis Music in the Key of E Panel Registration, Thu, May 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite Celebrate What's Right: Memphis Music in the Key of E: Education, Equity, and Economics

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How Memphis Tourism markets the city when there's not much tourism Memphis' official destination marketing arm pivots the way it messages the city during the pandemic.

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Three Penny Hardaway signature shoes honored by ESPN - The Daily Memphian Coach Penny Hardaway's shoe line has been recognized by ESPN with three versions in the Top 25

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Memphis BBQ: Cozy Corner matriarch nominated for Barbecue Hall of Fame Pitmaster Desiree Robinson, the matriarch behind Cozy Corner, is among nine semi-finalists for The American Royal Barbecue Hall of Fame.

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Life and learning in a new normal: Mid-South teens share their COVID-19 experiences We asked Mid-South teens about their lives during COVID-19 and their thoughts on what happens next.

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Jucee Froot Interview: 'Birds Of Prey,' 'Insecure,' And Memphis Rap The emerging superstar has come into her own and is ready to take hip-hop by storm.

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Photos of the week: Memphis under coronavirus - CBS News “Sunday Morning” presents a snapshot of life in a time of pandemic, featuring the work of photographer Jamie Harmon, whose photo series, “Quarantine Memphis,” depicts Tennesseans in lockdown.

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Running Essential Errands | CDC Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

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How The Memphis Music Scene Is Going Virtual During Coronavirus - Thrillist “Right now there’s a big sense of camaraderie, but how long will that last?”

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ALL IN Challenge: Justin Timberlake, Penny Hardaway, Yo Gotti take part Justin Timberlake, Penny Hardaway and Yo Gotti are among Memphis celebrities taking part in the ALL IN Challenge to fight hunger.

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Amid pandemic crisis, Sugar Avenue bakery is experiencing sweet success - The Daily Memphian It took the COVID-19 crisis and a desire to do something happy to bring Sugar Avenue bakery to fruition.

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Small Ideas Can Lead to Big Change: | Archie Moss Jr | TEDxMemphis - YouTube The answers to educational equity lie in innovation. Schools are the same, but the world is not and will continue to evolve. If we want our students to be su...

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Can Government Class Revolutionize Police Encounters? | Austin Crowder | TEDxMemphis - YouTube A brief “Know Your Rights” curriculum being added to Government and Civics classes throughout the country could dramatically mitigate the risks faced by civi...

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How three local gyms are helping people stay fit from home It's more important than ever to stay active. Three local gyms share how they're helping clients while social distancing.

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Mid-South company Landau Uniforms donates 30,000 scrub sets to TEMA | localmemphis.com The donations is meant to help the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency in the fight against COVID-19.

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Memphis Dance Parties Now In Your Living Room: The Memphis Music Hub DJ Series « I Love Memphis

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Terri Lee Freeman Is Keeping Dr. King's Legacy Alive - Essence At the helm of the National Civil Rights Museum, Terri Lee Freeman is keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., alive while advancing his causes.

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Memphis native's virtual conference proves networking still matters - The Daily Memphian Nearly 4,500 people logged on to QuarantineCon, an online professional development conference co-founded by Memphis native Scooter Taylor. 

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Your Quarantine Reading List | Blurb Since we’ll all be socially distancing and sheltering in place for a while, we thought we would put together this Memphis-centric reading list. This list...

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Grizzlies owner Robert Pera donates 300,000 meals to local food bank The Grizzlies have also spoken to the Army Corps of Engineers about FedExForum being used as an overflow medical facility if needed

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Find Problem, Solve Problem | Ariana Glantz | TEDxMemphis - YouTube Ariana shares her approach to tackling each day’s problems with a solution-minded point of view, what she calls a “Figure-it-out-able” outlook. The talk is r...

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Parks Alliance tells cities to 'look to Memphis as a model' - The Daily Memphian 'One size does not fit all. But you, Memphis, are a testament to how parks can function as true civic spaces.'

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LifeBridge is comfort for low-income parents. If they pass away, the kids can still pay for school. LifeBridge isn't life insurance, but it does guaranteed low-income kids have money for their education if their parent passes away. The policies are free for eligible parents, and the Frayser Library is helping spread the word.

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Memphis’ Black Arts Community Thriving in the New Year – The Network Journal

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Dinstuhl's opens a candy shop in Downtown Memphis Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Memphis candy company Dinstuhl’s has opened a new location in Downtown Memphis.

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U.S. Postal Service reveals Forever Stamp at St. Jude Children’s Hospital The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its latest Love series stamp right here in Memphis.

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Things I Learned at TEDx Memphis 2020-Memphis I got the opportunity to attend TEDx Memphis via the New Memphis Fellows Program and I can say I learned a couple things from some #BeAmazing people.

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Five women who rock in Memphis - We Are Memphis Feeling like your usual playlists are a little heavy on the dudes? Craving the sounds of some of Memphis’ raddest women? Look no further. Here’s an introduction to five Memphis women who rock. 1. Liz Brasher Bringing together the sounds of her longtime home of Memphis and her birthplace of rural North Carolina, Liz Brasher …

Now more than ever, Memphis needs talent. Our businesses need talent to thrive, our government needs talent to solve problems, our schools need talent to educate our youth, our communities need talent to innovate and work for a better future. We are forging a prosperous and vital new Memphis by attracting, developing, activating and retaining talent.

Our History

1979

The roots of the New Memphis Institute reach back to the Memphis Jobs Conference. Called by then Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander, the Jobs Conference is credited with rebooting Memphis’ economy and launching an era of exciting leadership.

1986

The Jobs Conference gave birth to New Memphis Institute’s predecessor Goals for Memphis (GFM). The emphasis on leadership and community action are still hallmarks of New Memphis Institute today.

1988

Literacy Foundation launched by GFM.

1989

Mid-South Minority Purchasing Council (now known as the Mid-South Minority Business Council) formed by GFM.

1993

Partners In Public Education launched by GFM as part of Memphis 2000, a community-wide educational effort. GFM raises $1 million and launches the Memphis Diversity Institute to enhance race relations in the business community through training and education.

1994

Plan for Downtown Development designed by GFM results in the revitalization of the Center City Commission and a Downtown Leadership Council.

1997

Leadership Summit convened by GFM. Participants include Governor Don Sundquist, Mayors Willie Herenton and Jim Rout, Jack Belz, Greg Duckett, Bill Dunavant, Barbara and Pitt Hyde, Mike Rose and Fred Smith. GFM launches the Leadership Development Intensive, a new executive leadership training program in partnership with the internationally known Center for Creative Leadership, marking the beginning of GFM’s focus on leadership.

2004

Goals for Memphis becomes The Leadership Academy, a one-stop-shop for comprehensive leadership development. The Leadership Academy launches the Fellows program for high-potential, emerging leaders.

2006

Nationally recognized by the Center for Creative Leadership for the Fellows program’s unique community action component.

2008

Launches an on-going Speak Out campaign to promote livable communities, public safety and education efforts in Memphis.

2009

Launch of Memphis: The Summer Experience, a program that engages collegians to help them choose to launch their careers in Memphis.

2012

The Leadership Academy re-brands to become the New Memphis Institute, our city’s talent engine.

2013

Launch of Embark, developed to equip promising 20-somethings with the training to set a course for their career and the opportunity to network with others ready to make a difference in the community.

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