Happy Friday Eve! The week is almost over and I can feel the vibes of the weekend near!
Last weekend had some amazing events, energy, and people all over the city, let's see if this weekend can top it!
Thursday, November 16th
Drunk Spelling Bee 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Rec Room 3000 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112
Now, Thursday isn't technically the weekend but I had to share my findings of this event!
Join Rec Room as they host their first ever Drunk Spelling Bee with word inspired cocktails and craft beers. I've already asked some of my friends to attend because I can't miss the sight of them intoxicated and struggling to figure out how to spell words. One of my friends has already informed me of her being a spelling bee champ but we shall see just how far she gets after a few adult beverages!
Entry is free!
Friday, November 17th
Carnival at Crosstown 4:00pm-7:00pm
Location: 1350 Concourse Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Take the kids to Crosstown for a fun filled day of music, clowns, and other carnival adventures or go just to enjoy all Crosstown has to offer. Crosstown is an experience so, regardless of what events are there it is still worth the visit.
Saturday, November 18th
Yoga Breathing and Meditation 10:45am-11:45am
Location: Shelby Farms Park 6903 Great View Drive North, Memphis, TN 38134
Come to Shelby Farms for a day of relaxation and peace as Yoga instructors assist you in exploring the nature of mind, the impact of stress and learning different techniques to manage your stress. This is something I need to get into myself. I had a friend tell me that after only like 15 minutes of Yoga she felt relaxed and peaceful.
This event is free however, I'm not sure if Yoga mats will be provided for you.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2D 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Pink Palace Family of Museums 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
I love the story of How The Grinch Stole Christmas and can't wait to catch the movie with Jim Carey for the 25 days of Christmas special. Until then, catch the grumpy green hermit in 2D at the Pink Palace Museum. The viewings for the movie will be November 18th-24th and Dec. 20th-22nd.
Regular CTI ticket prices apply and can be purchased at the museum.
Ladies' Day Out: From Pain to Purpose 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Painting With a Twist Germantown 3116 Village Shops Dr., Ste22, Germantown, TN 38138
This is a private paint night presented to you by Perfectly Me and Proud LLC. Bring your girls for a night of food, music, drinks, and fellowship amongst other inspirational women. Hear stories of overcoming adversity, be inspired, make connections, and maybe even begin the healing process for yourself. Start your journey on how to turn pain into purpose.
Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at www.piantingwithatwist.com
Downtown Memphis- Annual Holiday Tree Lighting 5:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Corner of Peabody and Main Street
If you're in the Christmas spirit as much as I am then you can't wait for this event. This will be my first year actually being able to catch the Tree lighting and I'm excited to be in an environment full of Christmas spirit! There will be holiday carolers, holiday arts & crafts, Letters to Santa Station and Mailing, Hot Cocoa, S'mores, ornaments, and magic light wands for sale. Take the family downtown for some holiday cheer or grab your friends for something simple yet fun, and free before your regular turn-up.
Trap Jazz 7:00pm-12:00am
Location: The Den 656 Marshall Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Are you a fan of Jazz?? What about Trap Music?? Well, Trap Jazz is definitely something you should check out!
Join Marque Boyd and friends from October 21st-December 17th for their fusion of classic Jazz and your favorite trap music. You may even hear a blend of Cardi B with Miles Davis!
Tickets may be purchased at trapjazzlive.eventbrite.com
Sunday, November 19th
BRUNCH SO HARD SERIES: Memphis AF Edition 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: The Vault 124 GE Patterson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
I'm not sure if you all have read my previous blog on the City Tasting Tours but this event will be presented to you by the same individual. Mrs. Cristina McCarter, the creator of The City Tasting Tours, has created a brunch to bring you lituations, conversations about the current state of Memphis, networking, discussion on jobs, and more! Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite by searching Brunch So Hard.
The New Black Wallstreet: Ujamaa Pop-Up Shop and Brunch 2:00pm-6:00pm
Location: 6135 Mt. Moriah Road Extended, Memphis, TN
I love the way that both of these brunches have a purpose behind them, the times do not conflict, and the setup of them make it easy for you to attend both! For the Ujamaa Pop-Up Shop the purpose is to build support and wealth amongst local owned black businesses. Entrance into the event is free but brunch entrees are available for sale. Those interested in being a vendor during the event should pay the $35 vendor fee and submit their application to http://thenewblackwallstreet.splashthat.com/. Vendors should arrive no later than 1:15pm.
OH and Don't forget November 13th-19th is downtown dining week!
Enjoy your weekend!
Hey Loves! I'm always looking for things to do and events to attend in the city so, I wanted to share a list of things that I think would be dope to do for the next two weekends. The first weekend up will be
Friday, November 10th
Wine Down: Wines To Be Thankful For 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Dixon Gallery and Gardens 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Calling all wine lovers! Tonight join the Dixon Gallery for sampling wines that would pair wonderfully with your Thanksgiving feast! The price for members is $25 and for non-members $40 . This event is 21 and up, ID will be required. Tickets may be purchased at http://ow.ly/VAKx30g6hHS
Silent Party-Memphis 8:00pm
Location: The Bradford at the Deluxe Arcade 10 N 2nd St., Memphis, TN 38103
Looking for a different party experience?? Then you definitely should checkout tonight's silent party at the Bradford. Go out with your friends to Party with music but with your own personal headphones.
Tickets may be purchased at eventbrite.com by searching Silent Party.
Women must be 21+ to enter and Men must be 25+
Saturday, November 11th
Binghampton International Festival 12:00pm-5:00pm
Location: The Commons on Merton 258 N. Merton, Memphis, TN 38112
Binghampton is having it's first ever FREE International Festival to celebrate its diversity. Go enjoy food, art, performances, and people all while checking out the latest developments in the area. Be sure to stay aware of what is changing and how it affects you! This is an opportunity to celebrate and be involved.
My City Four Way, Memphis 12:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Prop Cellar 2585 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38112
This FREE event brought to you by Essence will be an afternoon full of food, music, art, and style! You can even grab a few samples of delicious things from Memphis' own Chef D. Arthur.
You may RSVP at https://www.essence.com/mycity4ways/memphis
Suit Gifting Event 2:00pm
Location: 3611 Midland Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
Join STS Enterprise as they gift suits to some of the organizations mentees and college students. Come to learn more about the organization and how it contributes to the growth and success of the City of Memphis. This event is Free and open to the public. Any suits you may have to donate will be given to the Memphis Suit Project.
Cameron Bethany- You Make Me Nervous Release Party 7:00pm-11:00pm
Location: Loflin Yard 7 W Carolina Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Memphis' own Cameron Bethany is having an album release part for his 8 song EP, that will be available at the show. I've been to a couple of Cameron's shows and they have all been amazing. His voice is incredible and will send you into a creative frenzy. You can check out some of his music at unapologetic store.com
Sunday, November 12th
Rock Your Crown Beauty and Empowerment Brunch 11:00am-3:30pm
Location: The Great Hall & Conference Center 1900 S Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138
This hands on beauty brunch and empowerment workshop is hoping to create an environment of goal planning, relationship building, and development. Partake in an opportunity to motivate or be motivated by amazing women in your community.
Tickets may be purchased at www.rycmemphis2017.eventbrite.com
Art/Race/Violence: A Collaborative Response 2:00pm-5:00pm
Crosstown Arts 1350 Concourse Ave, Suite 280, Memphis, TN 38104
An event that will allow local artist to showcase their views on race and systematic violence through their own creative outlets. Enjoy art, spoken word, a story booth workshop, and more. Join the conversations that the media and Judicial System often tries to dismiss.
The Goods Experience 7:30pm
Location: Madison Dance Studio 1555 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
If you're looking for a fun way to spend your Sunday, get some exercise in, or even learn some new moves check out Memphis' Trinica Goods intermediate heels dance class. This class isn't for experienced dancers but for those who are willing to enjoy themselves in Good company. The tickets are $10 and can be purchased via PayPal at paypal.me/TheGoodsExperience or at the door. Paying via PayPal does reserve your spot!
I hope you all have an eventful, fun weekend and let me know if you stop by any of the events I mentioned!
For this blog I wanted to highlight an amazing Memphian, as well as, express the importance of doing what you're passionate about, because passion leads to purpose.
So, to begin, allow me to introduce you to Trevelyan Easter. A 28 year old Memphis photographer/videographer born in Detroit, Michigan but raised in Columbus, Mississippi. I've known Trey for eight years. We both attended The University of Memphis together, and thanks to our beloved Greek-lettered organizations, we became friends (S/O to U of M Greeks). Recently, Trey assisted me with stepping outside of my comfort zone by asking me to partake in a photo-shoot. Now, this photo-shoot was a great idea however, my shyness and nervousness tends to overpower my thought of me low key being a model. I was excited and nervous at the same time and for me, I knew that those feelings would produce awkwardness. I got to location number one and did not know what to expect, but here is a lesson on energy and passion. When you have two creative people, who love what they do, and it has meaning to them, magic will always take over. I had an AMAZING time doing something that I felt would not come natural if I wasn't able to see the picture before I took it. You could visually see the love of photography coming from Trey. I mean, he would suggest different spots and angles, and I wouldn't be able to see what he saw until he showed me the picture.
We spent a few hours together in the blazing hot sun driving around Memphis, taking pictures, and talking about our passions. We laughed, expressed how we both needed to dedicate more time to our dreams, asked why we were passionate about the things we were doing, and Trey even gave me the background of how he ended up in Memphis for college, which is inspirational by the way and needs to end up on the University's website some how. The energy was CRAZY, and afterwards my soul was full of joy and purpose. Creating and feeding off of each other's energy reminded me of why I had to fully put my all into writing and whatever else my creative soul wanted to do.
We are not given these talents and ideas by accident!! Even if you're told that what you want to do won't lead to you being financially stable still find a way to do it. Nothing is worse than settling in life, thinking about who you could've been and what you wanted to do. Talk to God and ask him how you should accomplish what you can't stop thinking about.
I know I've probably said this to Trey so many times since September, but that day meant a lot to me. I hold back a lot and hide a lot of my personality because I've just always been reserved and quiet. My family and friends know I have a big personality, but I've always been hesitate about sharing it with the world. I mean, I've been writing since I was in elementary school, and it took me until I was twenty five to put some real energy into it. For me to not just let those close to me read things I have written. There is so much more to me than what I allow the world to see and I hate that I have been holding my gifts hostage. Not allowing myself to step into my purpose BUT that stopped two years ago and I don't plan on turning back. No matter what you think will happen take the chance! If something does work out initially don't think of it as failure, but as a chance for redevelopment. It can even be that God wants you doing something at a different time than you intended. Work with your friends and support them. Listen to others share their stories, as well as tell others your story, because you will never know what it does for you or someone else!
This is what working with a friend and sharing stories did for me. A friend reached out to me about taking some photos for his portfolio and it brought me joy and understanding!
Again Trey, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! For being am amazing individual and an inspiration to me!
P.S. This will be the mushiest you all will ever see me until a book comes out..maybe ;-)
Also, I have included the link to my photo shoot.
Visit kineticsmediagroup.myportfolio.com/ for more of Trey's work and more information.
Double P.S my amazing sorority sister just posted a blog on how millennials should network across and not up! Please check it out!! It is a must read and so important for us to do!!
So, I try to keep up with all the things that are going on within the city and lately I feel like there have been more than my two eyes can handle!
Here are my top 5 must knows:
1. Amazon for the W
We all know that Memphis hasn't been shy about wooing Amazon in the fight to be the home of their second Headquarters. Well, recently it was announced that Amazon was seeking a local tax incentive to build a 615,440 square-foot fulfillment center supplying the city with 600 new jobs. This is in addition to Memphis still competing for HQ2. The new home for the center is set to be 3292 Holmes Road.
2. Mud Island & The Riverfront
The riverfront is a location favorite for visitors or Memphians to visit (Well Mine) but even though it's a fave we're all aware of the overdue make over the area needs. So, when I heard of a proposal for redevelopment of the riverfront last year I was super excited. NOW, to add to that excitement I recently read that Memphis may be getting an aquarium! Apparently during a City Council meeting there was talk of ways to fund the project and the location being Mud Island. The project has to be approved by the Tennessee Building Commission and full council. This project would be included in the complete redevelopment of Mud Island and the Riverfront.
3. South Main Redevelopment
South Main seems to be a part of the Memphis makeover train too. Back in February an application was approved for the development of the former Memphis College of Art graduate school building. The project will include a hotel at 477 S. Main St and a retail and commercial space at 484 S. Front St. Other things to be sighted in the area will be a gastro pub, high-end Mexican restaurant, meeting space, gym, side walk repairs, landscaping, and public art.
4. Midtown Additions
Last Month it was announced that there is a plan to build apartments across from Minglewood Hall in Midtown with the average monthly rent set for $920. The development is said to be worth 24.7 million dollars and located at 1544 Madison Ave. There will be 217 one to two bedroom apartments, a media lounge, 24 hour fitness center, business center, and bike storage. The application was considered on Wednesday at a board meeting with Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County. I have yet to here of an approval.
5. DOWNTOWN DINING WEEK!!
Downtown Dining week is set for November 13th-19th. During Downtown dining week guest of the participating restaurants get to order from a predetermined menu. You may either choose a three course meal for dinner or receive two-for-one lunches at special prices. They also have some parking specials for guest! I have included the link to the website for more information on restaurants and deals!
According the Memphis Business Journal the city's developments are near $75 million.
Also, the Tigers (Football) are 6-1 and The Grizzlies Won their season opener!
DO NOT Sleep on us!
Flashback to the summer of 2016. I had just recently gotten back to Memphis and was in full transition mode. Trying to keep up with what was going on in the city and continue to work on being apart of the change I wanted to see. While searching for things to get involved in or write about I came across this new program Mayor Strickland wanted to start in the city.
"Adopt A Block" was going to be a program that allowed citizens to take action and control of their neighborhoods by fighting blight and ridding their community of litter. Blight and litter that unfortunately mainly consumes our African American neighborhoods.
With Adopt A Block you could invest in your own community and aid the city in their mission to make all of Memphis beautiful again.
I instantly became intrigued about this new initiative and wanted to be involved. I started a Clean-up of my own in 2014 and was looking for a way to direct my energy back into that idea/task that I was given.
This program was the way to do it so, of course I signed up.
Fast Forward to now and we completed orientation back in mid July for our designated blocks. With Adopt the block you may select a block of your choice for any particular reason and log your efforts. You even get a little goodie bag/starter kit to begin your cleanups. At orientation there were other organizations there that informed us on how they could assist. Memphis City Beautiful has all of your cleanup tools and equipment. If you choose to adopt a block you could contact them in advance so, that they may supply you with garbage bags, gloves, and other items for you to complete a successful cleanup. Also, Code enforcement was there to inform of different city code violations and how you could help prevent them from happening.
How the United States spends almost 11.5 billion on liter each year or how a neighbor not taking care of their property decreases the value of your entire neighborhood even if other properties are cared for.
This all increased the severity of being a part of this movement. That and the fact that our community is the one suffering the most. It is our responsibility to change the mentality and the appearance of where our African American Children live. Staying in a "lower income" community shouldn't mean abandon homes, trash, and vandalism. These kids, everyone deserve to live in a community with accept living conditions.
So, below I've shared the link to the Community Affairs Adopt A Block website for more information. Although the program has officially kicked off it IS NOT too late to sign up! This is an awesome cause to be apart of and even if you don't feel like you want to commit to adopting a block I hope to see you at one of my cleanups or other cleanups that will be arranged.
Remember to Support each other and to Support all efforts to make OUR City amazing again!
On May 28, 2017 a few of my friends and I decided to do brunch a little differently.
As the rest of the world we are lovers of all things brunch so, when we heard that there was a brunch tour going on in the city of Memphis we found out how to signup!
Brunch at multiple restaurants with food at all locations??
Our host for the afternoon was Co-Founder and Owner of The City Tasting Tours, Cristina McCarter. A native Memphian who couldn't think of calling any other place home and lover of all things food. Cristina was incredibly dope. She made us forget that we had just been stuck in the storm the night before!(The storm that had Memphians without power for two weeks) We were coming from our Sorority Sister's wedding(Love you Jas and Alex).We just knew we weren't making it back to Memphis but that's another story.
Cristina not only entertained us with her charismatic personality but, she also gave us all the Main Street Facts as we walked from one destination to another. We had delicious dishes, mimosas, ate sherbet with champagne, and met a few of the restaurant owners. We laughed, people watched, saw work out bae, shared our storm story, and Cristina and I even had a quick conversation about blogging. Sharing the belief that Memphis has so much more going on than we are recognized for and we have to find ways to highlight it. That was the reason for me starting this blog in the first place. To spread the positivity and information that I felt the public needed. It was a Sunday well spent!
I definitely recommend you all taking this tour AND the brunch tour isn't the only tour Cristina offers! It's actually one of the latest to start. The regular city tasting tour is also a Downtown food tour on main street. However, on this one you visit 5 restaurants instead of 3. It is still a walking tour and it runs from Wednesday- Saturday for 2.5 hours. Recently, a Downtown Cocktail Tour has been added to the list but the details for that one have yet to be posted.
This tour is a must for locals and visitors. You get to see pieces of Memphis you may have missed all while tasting delectable treats that excite your taste buds with all the flavors!
Click the link below for more information or to book your food tour! Book it for you and your friends, as a team building exercise, field trip, corporate event, or just because! I promise you won't regret it!
So, recently talk of redevelopment of the Fairgrounds and Mid-South Coliseum started up....again. The first of three meetings was held on August 10th to discuss the plans for the deserted area. I've heard mixed reviews on the nature of the meeting. To some there wasn't much discussion on what should happen with the area. Instead it was more so a small presentation on what the City desired for the once lively area to be. However, there were notecards handed out to the residents for ideas. Others felt that that this time it was more inclusion and an opportunity to compile all the ideas to come up with the perfect solution.
I think that even if the wheels are already in motion for a youth sports complex we should still attend these meetings to stay informed and let our opinions be heard. I definitely don't want the space to be something useless that doesn't appeal or benefit the masses so, I'll be attending the next meeting regardless of what it may be about.
It is important to make sure that there are places and activities for all ages throughout the city! Memphis has a gap it needs to fill when it comes to opportunity and activities for all. If we don't pay attention or require much the city will continue to be stuck in the past hanging on to it's potential.
I hope you all continue to be alert, be informed, and know what's going on. The decisions made in this city affect you. If someone gives you the option to even just have an option, take it!
Next Two Meetings:
September 21,2017 5:00pm
800 E Pkwy S, Memphis, TN 38104
November 6,2017 5:30
800 E Pkwy S, Memphis, TN 38104
Website with all of the updates and any information on past efforts:
So! I’ve kind of neglected writing lately but for semi good reasons! However, as my official comeback I decided to Blog about an event that was worth the wait.
This event is an empowerment conference titled “God Is!” started by Jamell Matthews, who is a resident of Nashville, Tennessee. Jamell started a summer conference in honor of her daughter Taylor Makensie Matthews. Now, the conference does take place in Convington,TN and I know I only blog about Memphis events or Memphians(which Jamell pretty much is) but be patient while I give you the back story. You’ll understand how it connects to Memphis and why it had to be blogged about!
In the summer of 2015 the worst thing that could have happened to a mother happened to Jamell Matthews (Hey Melly, Love you). That morning Jamell received a call informing her that her 5 year old daughter had been one of three people involved in a house fire at her father’s house in Memphis, TN. She was informed that her daughter unfortunately did not make it. Jamell, who lives in Nashville had to drive 3 hours with the thought of her only child being gone replaying over in her mind. Hoping and praying that when she arrived to Memphis Taylor would be alive, welcoming her with open arms or that Taylor would recover from whatever injuries she had sustained.
“What were your thoughts while driving to Memphis?”
While driving to Memphis, I had every emotion that one could possess. I was angry, confused, in shock, hurt, in disbelief, scared, hopeless but faithful…literally, whatever you name, I felt it in those 200 miles. I remember talking to God about all the miracles in the Bible and I knew He would do something for me. And when I say I talked to God, I literally talked to Him as if he was sitting in the car with me. There was nothing that could have prepared my heart or my mind for what I was going home to. Once I got the call that I needed to go home because there was nothing that could be done until the medical examiner’s office opened up, there was so much rage in my heart. I felt God had completely betrayed me. I had no other child, she was my only and I just knew He wouldn’t put me in that situation. I still had about an hour left in the drive and I just remember driving, crying, cursing, and trying to avoid phone calls with questions I had NO answers to.
Months went by and I could never really find the words to express to comfort Jamell. I just made sure that I was present whenever she needed me. I watched her be as normal as she could possibly be and would have conversations trying to convince her that she wasn’t crazy. However, one day Jamell texted me about something a little different. Jamell said she wanted to start an empowerment conference and have a website dedicated to Taylor. Of course I was all for it. I knew it would help her to deal with her loss and allow her to be a blessing to others in some sort of way. She briefly explained that the conference would be to equip others with the necessary tools to overcome adversity and to expose them to topics that aren’t heavily discussed in everyday life. That was the same summer Taylor passed. Fast forward to now, as we are approaching year two of the conference. Talk about perseverance! I was able to attend some of a piece of the conference on last year and although I was only sit through the relationship session I could tell it was needed and effective. So many questions for that session alone and on top of that we ended with us grabbing hands with an individually we did not know and praying for them. Can you imagine holding hands with someone you just met at that moment and them praying for you, brining up subjects that you never mentioned to them...because you don't know them! We all need others to intervene for us at times, support, counsel, knowledge, and connections.
The conference was a direct response to a vision God gave me. While I was questioning how He could do this to me, He quickly showed me that I wasn’t going through this for myself, but it was to help others and show them what true faith and trust in God looked like.
Taking place the weekend of July 14th (July 14th-July 16th). Registration begun Jun 4th and will continue until July 2nd. Ticket prices range from 15-25 with the different prices including:
Food (Breakfast and Lunch Saturday)
$20: All of the above plus shirt
$25: All of the above
Priority for meals
Intimate VIP panel meet and greet
Some of the sessions include discussions on the power of your words, mental health, and relationships with Prayer and Worship kicking off the conference on Friday and Church bringing everything to an end on Sunday. Vendors will be present after church service. For those who are interested in signing up for the conference (can find sign up under the events tab on the website), becoming a vendor at the conference, or simply donating to the cause please contact via e-mail or visit the website.
For anyone who met Taylor, they can attest to her strength and determination at the age of 5. Taylors World was once a hashtag that documented all of the craziness that she brought me; it was a place I wanted to escape some days. Now, it’s a place I want to live in. It’s a place I find strength. At 5, she challenged me to be better. The overall concept of this conference is to empower people to be their best selves. Had I not birthed her, there would be no Taylor’s World and I wouldn’t be in a situation where I felt the need to help empower others to make it through the story of my daughter.
Thank you Jamell for sharing your testimony with the world. For displaying the true meaning of walking by faith and stepping into your purpose! Jamell’s story shows your trials and tribulations do not define who you are but equip you for what God has in store for you. The journey is probably never a desired one but one that brings you to an understanding of who you are, eventually. Remember to love each other while there is still time.
St Luke Church in Covington, TN
Friday- 7:00 PM
(Prayer and Worship is Free)
Saturday- 9:00 AM
Sunday- 9:00 AM (Worship)
Hey beautiful people!! I hope all is well!!
This year has been an emotional one for everyone across the globe! A lot of anger, death, frustration, ignorance, injustice, and overly confusing Politicians. I never thought we’d have Trump on a Ballot but I digress. During the height of everything I saw a lot of arguments about what should or shouldn’t be done. How about we transfer that energy and have a conversation about some different solutions. Everyone has their own method for change and that is why there is always multiple ways to solve a problem. This entry is dedicated to giving a few options.
Support Black Businesses
D&F Hilltop Liquors *
3277 Kirby Parkway Memphis, TN 38115
Taylor Amoco (Taylor Brothers Petroleum)
1393 Mississippi Blvd Memphis, TN 38106
South Memphis Farmers Market (Black Farmers Come to Sell Their Produce)
1400 Mississippi Blvd Memphis, TN 38106
Tri State Bank (3 Locations)
Main Office 180 South Main Memphis, TN 38103
The Bistro Memphis
2945 Millbranch Road Memphis, TN 38116
51 S Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
The HM Dessert Lounge
1586 Madison Ave Memphis, 38104
Mot & Ed’s
1354 Madison Ave Memphis, TN38104
412 S. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103
LunchBox Eats *
288 S 4th Street Memphis, TN 38126
The Office at Uptown
594 N 2nd Street Memphis, TN 38105
106 GE Patterson Ave Memphis, TN 38103
MeKeda’s (Homemade Butter Cookies)
2370 Airways Blvd Memphis, TN 38114
Phillip Ashley Chocolates
798 Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Polish Girl Nail Café
2852 Poplar Ave Memphis, TN 38111
September Nail Salon
2101 Merchants Row #1 Memphis, TN 38138
Virtuous Styling Salon *
7871 Farmington Blvd Memphis, TN 38138
Forever Young Beauty Bar
750 N Germantown Pkwy Suite 110 Memphis, TN 38018
Baron’s Man Cave
9289 Poplar Ave #102 Memphis, TN 38138
Wonderfully Made Beauty Supply
8952 Mid S Drive Olive Branch, MS 38654
425 N Watkins Street Memphis, TN 38104
Blush Me Beautiful by Paris Chanel *
Applesauce Bartending *
PO Box 16465 Memphis, TN
D. Arthur’s Catering *
901-300-0026 (Desmond A. Robinson)
Become a Mentor
STS Enterprise (Boys Only) *
G.E.M.S. (Girls Only) *
Girl Inc. of Memphis
Boys & Girls Club of Memphis
TEAM UP Youth
Big Brothers Big Sisters
MAM (Memphis Athletic Ministries)
Contact these organizations if you’re interested in working with the youth. Websites are listed below and if you have any trouble accessing information leave a comment. I will get whatever information you may need.
You’ll see an asterisk symbol (*) for places and organizations I can personally review.
Please name drop any others you know.
Get Involved in the Community
Sign up for different volunteer events on www.volunteermidsouth.org , www.volunteermemphis.org , or www.volunteerodyssey.com. These three websites have various nonprofit organizations and volunteer events that you may sign up to volunteer for. Calendars with events are available.
Follow Blogs like myself, Choose901, The Memphis Flyer, and IloveMemphis on coverage of community events or opportunities of involvement. Also, check the websites from the organization that have mentoring programs. They also have different community events.
I can’t express enough the importance of voting on all levels! When you have City, State, or Presidential elections be sure to educate yourself on who is running and what their plans are. Sometimes it can seem like a lot of research but the decisions made by the individual elected can change how your city, state or country operates in several different ways.
We must hold those fortunate enough to be appointed in leadership positions accountable for their actions as well as know who we are electing.
My options are all local but the concept can be applied to anyone, anywhere! Let’s all live to be great people!!