BraveDog co-founders Isiah Reese (right) and Dustin Mack have a positive vision of what’s ahead for the BraveDog Innovation Center in Soulsville. (Photo: Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell)
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Rooted in 38126: ESports and video gaming breaks ground in ‘Soulsville’

NNPA NEWSWIRE — LOC CDC president Michael Minor praised the “spirit of cooperation and pure joy” from young people at the school who were on hand to cheer the plans for a gaming lounge. “This facility will bring others into the community who don’t look like us,” said Minor. […read more]

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Beale Street is too important to the history of African Americans to be trivialized in a movie title.
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If Beale Street could talk, it would tell Memphis to ‘copyright me’

NNPA NEWSWIRE — I will never forget the colorful characters of Beale Street: Men wearing coordinated suits, shoes and hats, with processed hair; curvaceous women walking with advertising gaits and long eye lashes; impromptu street concerts by bands and musicians; “barkers” pleading for customers to enter their stores and shops; shoe shine boys with their mobile shine parlors and the bustling crowds. […read more]