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Whitehaven Plaza: Planning into Action_Pt. 1

This is part one of a two-part series covering the fourth and final day of the Memphis 3.0 session held in Whitehaven regarding the redevelopment of the Whitehaven Plaza located at the intersection of Elvis Presley Boulevard and Raines Road.

Whitehaven Plaza: Planning into Action_Pt. 2

 This is part two of a two-part series covering the fourth and final day of the Memphis 3.0 session held in Whitehaven regarding the redevelopment of the Whitehaven Plaza located at the intersection of Elvis Presley Boulevard and Raines Road. 

Misha Baby

Misha Baby performed during the Memphis Citywide Talent Show Reloaded held Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Fairley High School auditorium.

Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family Community & Culture - 12/28


DAY 1: Umoja (oo-MOH-ja) or Unity 

DAY 2: Kujichagulia (koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-yah) or           Self-Determination  

DAY 3: Ujima (oo-JEE-mah) or Collective Work           and Responsibly  

DAY 4: Ujamaa (oo-JAH-ma) or Cooperative Economics 

DAY 5: Nia (nee-AH) or A Sense of Purpose  

DAY 6: Kuumba (koi-OOM-bah) or Creativity  

DAY 7: Imani (we-MAH-nee) or FaithThanks 

Prevailing Point Ministries - 12/23

Join Pastors NL & Artricia Transou of the Prevailing Point Ministries, 1942 Lynbrook Place, just off Winchester and Winbrook Roads in Whitehaven, for their 2 PM uplifting services on Sundays. 

This video is from the Sunday before Christmas when Pastor NL Transou discussed "Unexpectedly Expecting" from Luke 1:39-45. 

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood 12/23

Sunday worship begins at 10 AM at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood where Rev. Melvin D. Watkins Jr. is Sr. Pastor and Dr. James L. Netters Sr. is Pastor Emeritus. 

On Sunday, December 23, 2018, the program "O' Come Let Us Adore Him!" featured the Mt. Vernon Millennium Choir, a Performing Arts Christmas Presentation 'O Holy Night' by the Children & Youth Ministries, "The Message of Hope," by Rev. Watkins and much more!

Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Annual Missionary Day - 12/22

This annual event is designed to invite new missionaries to join Mt. Olive C.M.E. Cathedral Church and gives thanks and gifts to those already in the Missionary Ministry at Mt. Olive C.M.E. Cathedral Church, 538 Linden/Dr. MLK Jr. Ave, Memphis, TN 38126. 

Southbrook Mall Grand Reopening - 12/18

This performance by Courtney Little rocked the audience at the (former Southbrook Mall) new Southbrook Town Centre Mall grand reopening held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. 

2018 Memphis Cotton Makers' Jubilee Christmas Party - 12/15

PROGRAM: Prayer by Elder Theoren Dotson; Welcome by VP, King Michael Marsh; Solo by Queen Charlena Taylor; Purpose by President, King Lorenzo Caldwell; Introduction of Members by Secretary, Queen Pat Mosby; Recognition of New Members by Mrs. Mary Fairley; Acknowledgment of former Kings and Queens by Mrs. Gregory Grant for Finance Chairman, King Gregory Grant; Memphis Cotton Makers' Jubilee Update by Chairman, King Clyde R. Venson; Music by CCMI - Breaking A Stronghold, Inc. featuring G.E.M. Band

Elanor's Babies Dance Team - 12/15

A short snippet of Seventh-grade Wooddale Middle School student, Gereni Harrington (front center) and the Elanor's Babies dance team performing during the 2018 Alvin Crook Christmas Toy Giveaway held Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the McFarland Community Center, 4955 Cottonwood Drive in Memphis, TN. Fourteen-year old Elanor Walters, an aspiring singer searching for a sponsor, founded, organized, and instructs the dancers who can be found performing at most functions hosted by the McFarland CC.

Alvin Crook 2018 Christmas Toy Giveaway - 12/15

Two Hundred gifts were purchased by TN Young Democrats 9th Congressional District Representative and Downtown Memphis Commission Board Commissioner Alvin Crook for distribution at the annual Alvin Crook Christmas Toy Giveaway held from 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the McFarland Community Center, 4955 Cottonwood Road, Memphis, TN 38118.

Carolyn Chism Hardy Booksigning Event - 12/08

Serial entrepreneur Carolyn Chism Hardy discusses highlights from Chapter 3 of her Book, Look Up, regarding Building Relationships.

Democratic Women of Shelby County Christmas Party - 12/08

Democratic Women of Shelby County President Norma Lester invites new men and women to join the organization, support its efforts, and thanks Dr. Allison Stiles for hosting the 2018 annual Christmas Party at her Central Gardens home.

OMCSC Quarterly Pop-up-Shop and Flea Market - 12/03

You don’t have to live in Orange Mound to be a member of the Orange Mound Community Center. Individuals from all over come out to:

  • fellowship,
  • dine,
  • swim, 
  • computers,
  • book/reading club,
  • watch movies,
  • celebrate birthdays,
  • piano and cooking lessons,
  • learn to speak Spanish,
  • become better speakers with Toastmasters,
  • take trips to destinations near and far,

and so much more! 

   When are you going to get up off that couch meet some new people, have some fun, and something to look forward to tomorrow?

Orange Mound Community Service Center Pool Reopening - 12/03

Vivian Harris, 75, enjoys the swimming OMCSC pool where she has been a member since 2008. 

Celebrating 39 Years: Mission Possible: COSM - 12/02

2018 Fall Fundraiser Program

December 2, 2018

Martin Luther King Labor Center

485 Beale Street

Memphis, TN 38103

Mitchell HS 2018 Alumni Christmas Gala - 12/01

MEMPHIS, TN Mitchell High School Alumni Association 2018 Annual Christmas Gala Dinner, Dancing, and Program Conclusion 

2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Soulsville USA - 12/01

Check out this great video

Krystal Grand Reopening - 11/29/18

Krystal Regional Vice President Phil Cole addresses the crowd at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the recently reopened Krystal restaurant, 4395 Elvis Presley Blvd.

Story and pictures will be in the January '19 the inaugural edition!