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Recent Articles
  • Bright Spot: Tippy Tot Shoes

    She's a local entrepreneur who created a stylish line of children's shoes. 

  • Local creates stylish, practical shoes for babies learning to strut their stuff

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Yolandra Rodgers created a line of shoes with stylishly dressed tots in mind. “I said ‘Hey, we need to put some spunk in it with some variations of colors, different styles, different textures.'” The educator turned shoe designer got the idea for her business once she started looking for shoes for her daughter. “I understood and made certain the clunky shoes were not an option as far as her first pair of shoes,” she said. She wanted […]

  • Bright Spot: Chief warrant officer

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — She’s the first female African-American promoted to her current position in the Navy. Her field of specialty is information warfare. Chief Warrant Officer Valencia Simmons Fowler is this week’s Bright Spot. Officer Simmons-Fowler is a Chicago native who has been serving in the navy since 1988. In November, she was promoted as the first female African-American Chief Warrant Officer in the information warfare community, “It’s a very historic moment,” said Officer Simmons-Fowler. “It’s something that’s overwhelming, it’s […]

  • Bright Spot: Man donates his kidney to best friend

    After she was placed on dialysis, Renata Vasser's prayers were answered when her best friend stepped up to donate his kidney.

  • Bright Spot: Memphian brings African American history to life through music

    Students at Hawkins Mills Elementary are learning about how African Americans contributed to the music world while having fun.

  • Bright Spot: Memphis organization hosts competition to recognize local businesses

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Minority Business Continuum recently held it’s annual Robert R. Church Awards. The Robert R. Church Awards recognizes the best women and minority owned businesses in the city in order to help them be successful. “Our sweet spot at MMBC is to work with minority businesses and women owned businesses that are able to grow in order to meet the corporate demand,” said Jozelle, member of MMBC. This year, MMBC partnered with Zycron Founder and MMBC […]

  • Bright Spot: 105-year-old family matriarch celebrates another year

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Today, many families will gather to give thanks and share a meal. One family in Northeast Arkansas is not only together for another holiday dinner – they’re also celebrating 105 years of life with the family matriarch. Mrs. Annie Barnes is this week’s ‘Bright Spot.’ These days Barnes spends her time watching television and working word search puzzles. It’s a much slower pace for the centenarian who lives in Blytheville, Arkansas. Her voice isn’t as strong as […]

  • Bright Spot: Local company gives back with free house cleaning

    Sterling Shine's Lend A Clean program helps Memphians in need by making their homes tidy.

  • Bright Spot: Grandmother makes thousands of hats, blankets for children in need

    One double crochet and chain stitch at a time, these labors of love come together for children in need.

  • Bright Spot: The Le Bonheur prayer wall

    Some of the letters left at the prayer wall are very touching. Others are cute.

  • Bright Spot: Local brings New York Fashion Week to Memphis

    Brandice Daniel celebrates Harlem's Fashion Row's10 year anniversary by bringing New York fashion to Memphis.