SB 30 Episode 18: Talking the Memphis 3.0 Plan with Roshun Austin & John Zeanah

In this week’s episode we sat down with John Zeanah, Director of the Memphis & Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, and Roshun Austin,…

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SB 30 Episode 11: Documenting Blight – Benjamin Rednour and Jordan Danelz of Pigeon Roost productions

For this week’s show, we sat down with the men behind the 9-part documentary series “In The Absence.” We talked about their perspectives on getting…

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SB 30 Episode 10: From Hate to Compassion – TM Garret of the Simon Wiesenthal Center

TM Garret – promoter, speaker, activist – speaks about compassion wherever he goes. He should know, because as a former Neo-Nazi it was a compassionate…

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Seeing Red II: South Memphis CDC brings investment back to Memphis’ formerly redlined communities

Originally published April, 2019. Feature Image: Roshun Austin, president and CEO of The Works, Inc. holds a redlining map created in the 1930s. (Ziggy Mack)…

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SB 30 Episode 5: Finding Success as an African American Male, with Lakethen Mason of the Win Sum Agency

“…these kids are in the worst of circumstances in their neighborhoods … and owning your personal brand is about making sure that you own your…

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SB 30 Episode 4: An Inspiring Restoration, with Clayborn Temple Executive Director Anasa Troutman

When Anasa Troutman walked into the historic Clayborn Temple, “I could literally hear the building talking to me,” she said. “I knew I was meant…

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Gov. Lee’s voucher proposal will help families pay for private school. But will black Memphis students go where they were historically shunned?

Originally published March, 2019. Feature Image: The Briarcrest High School band at a 2016 football game against St. George’s. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal) Laura Faith Kebede,…

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Tennessee’s practice of suspending licenses from those who owe court fees is found unconstitutional

Originally published July, 2018. Feature Image: A new ruling states that Tennessee can no longer revoke driver’s licenses from people who cannot afford court fees.…

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People’s power: Memphis’ early history of race, resistance, and Black political power

Originally published June, 2018. Feature Image: The front of the Burkle estate and Slave Haven museum as seen from North Second Street. (Brandon Dahlberg) By…

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