Mommy and Me Baby Expo!

Mommy and Me Baby Expo!

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Baby Expo Aug 4th

Methodist South Hospital will host its second annual Mommy & Me Baby Expo  on Saturday, August 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southwest Tennessee Community College, located next door to Methodist South Hospital at 1234 Finley Road in Whitehaven.

For more information, please call 901-516-3580 or visit methodisthealth.org/babyexpo

“Whether you’re expecting your first or second child or want to start a family, join us to receive prenatal information, breastfeeding education, health screenings and more,” said Michelle Harrison, clinical director of Women Services at Methodist South. “It’s so important to be as prepared as possible when welcoming a new baby into the family, and we want to help families in our community succeed in parenthood. We’ll offer family-friendly games and activities, a photo booth, prenatal yoga demonstrations and opportunities to meet our maternity team and physicians.”

About Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and Methodist South Hospital

Celebrating its Centennial in 2018, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Memphis, Tennessee. Methodist has grown from one hospital into a comprehensive health system that includes six hospitals, a home health agency, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities, hospice residence and physician practices serving residents in the greater Memphis area regardless of their ability to pay. Celebrating 45 years of service to the Whitehaven community, Methodist South Hospital is a 156-bed hospital committed to providing personalized, compassionate and high-quality care to patients and families. Our primary areas of service include orthopedics, cardiology, maternity, the Diabetes Wellness and Prevention Center, Physical Therapy and the Wound Center.

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The Fairgrounds Memphis : Let’s Aim Higher

The Fairgrounds Memphis : Let’s Aim Higher

The fairgrounds memphis: Let’s Aim Higher

Mayor jim strickland, will you think about it?

by Jerome Robinson

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We want to save the mid-south coliseum, but what if we could do something truly amazing for the city and the community at the same time?

I listened as the Mayor Jim Strickland and his team pitched the idea of a Youth Sports Complex a few months back.  During a public reveal of the project at the Kroc Center on the Mid-South Fairgrounds, speaker after speaker tried so hard to build excitement for a project that was not welcomed at all by the community.  Oddly, the concept of Youth Sports is not new to this administration or as an idea to cities around the country.  A quick google search will show that a Youth Sports Complex business plan is an idea that is trying to be sold to communities all over this country.  But if it is such a great idea, why is it such a hard sell?  Why is the community not embracing the idea as the next big thing for Memphis?

The elephant in the room was the mayor’s lack of support for a community icon, the mid-south colisuem!

Jerry the King Lawler and Dave Brown talk about the Mid-South Coliseum

Since the Big Reveal, I have had the chance to listen to people in the Orange Mound community.  I have heard from local business owners,  I have seen the ideas being presented to the city to save the colisuem, and I have even had the chance to speak on the local news about saving our Mid-South Colisuem.  My thoughts might not be the thoughts of the Mayor or of groups fighting the Mayors plans, but I have a question to present: why can’t we go for something that is a true Win/Win for our city? Why can’t we aim higher and claim the fairgrounds as a true community and tourist destination of the future?  I hope you will take a few minutes to hear me out on a plan that I think would be a super WIN for all of us who truly love Memphis!

introducing the memphis fairgrounds

What if we come together as a city and create something new and exciting from what once was the heart of our city?  We have all the building blocks in place and we have a great stadium, let’s improve it.  We have the Children’s Museum and the New Memphis Grand Carousel and Mayor Jim Strickland has his hopes for a Youth Sports Complex.  Then there is also talk of retail, a hotel, and a parking garage.  Let’s not forget the Mid-South Coliseum which is in amazing shape compared to the stories city leaders have been putting out over the last few years.

What if we took all of this and created a new Fairgrounds Memphis?  A vibrant Central Park of tourist and community attractions!  But let’s aim higher, let’s do something that brings all of the attractions together and makes them even better by adding a few more attractions and combining other ideas that were already on the table!

the big wheel of the south

Imagine a gaint Ferris Wheel on the North end of the Liberty Bowl.  A gaint celebration of Memphis Music in the form of a massive record standing just beyond the EndZone in every shot from the stadium.  We already have the Childrens Museum and the Memphis Grand Carousel, the addition of the Ferris Wheel would compliment the attractions already there and would attract tourist in the city to the Fairgrounds Memphis.  Think about what the Ferris Wheel has meant to cities like London and Atlanta.  This is about bridging the audinece of the different attractions of the Fairgrounds together and giving them all a larger audience.  Families coming to the Youth Sports Complex and to the newly renovated Mid-South Coliseum now would have more reasons to stay on site and enjoy more of what the Fairgrounds has to offer.

Hotel, retail, and parking garage combined

There has been talk of adding retail to the Fairgrounds, adding a hotel, plus the addition of a parking garage.  Now what if we did all three of these additions as one?  A drive through the Highland Strip shows how successful this concept can be in saving space while adding community features.  The idea is to build a parking garage with retail space on it’s first floor and then top the complex with a hotel.  This would give us parking, retail, and a hotel experience all within one footprint.

the innovation lab

One of the things that seems odd about the Youth Sports Complex, was its disconnect from the local community.  The kids of Orange Mound and the surrounding areas were not going to be going to the complex.  The actual statement from organizers was that “When there was available inventory, the community could use the complex.”

Wow, when nothing else is happening you guys can use it.  But let’s not beat up on the Youth Sports Complex, it would be a very nice attraction for the Fairgrounds Memphis when combined with other amazing attractions like the newly renovated Mid-South Coliseum, the Memphis Carousel, the Children’s Museum, the Liberty Bowl, and the Big Wheel of the South Ferris Wheel!

But again, the question comes up, why can’t we aim higher and be truly amazing?  We can; let’s add one more attraction.  Not just any attraction, let’s create the Innovation Lab!  A museum of the greatest innovations of our country with a co-work space dedicated to entrepreneur training for local youth.  A space where local business incubators could host low income business ideas and turn them into job creators for the communities around the Fairgrounds.  A place were local non profits could share space to provide training resources and services to help provide a second chance to those of our city who just need a break so that they can better provide for their families.  Imagine kids learning to code while being surrounded by the greatest accomplishments our country has to offer.

The Innovation Lab is about a celebration of our past success stories while creating a path for a better future for those that thought there was no future for them.

the newly renovated mid-south coliseum

Memphis dispite all of the political infighting, race relations at a low, and poverty rates soaring; Our city has a spirit of grind.  It’s not just a spirit of hope, it is a spirit that has powered great accomplishments.

Look around our city through a different paradigm and you will see it.  Success is all around us.  Look at what happened with Overton Square.  Look at the nationally recognized success story that the Crosstown Concourse instantly became.  When we aim high as a city, when we grind, we succeed!  It’s time to do it again.

The Mid-South Coliseum is again the Entertainment Venue of the Future.  When the Colisem was built, it was a showplace of the south.  Blacks were allowed to use the same restrooms as whites.  Why would I bring this up, because this was a first for a venue of it’s type in the region.  The stories this building can tell would be amazing.  But our world has changed again.  Large arenas are simply not selling out like they once did.  The number of events that can fill an arena like the FedEx forum are fewer and fewer every year.  The events of the future are smaller more intimate events and the newly renovated Mid-South Coliseum will be perfect for these types of events.

Yes there is work to be done, yes all of this cost money, but the bigger question is what is the future of our city without a thriving Central Park?  How do we attract top talent when we can’t even host our own basket ball team.  The Memphis Hustle playing in Mississippi?  Really, we are such a tiny city that we have to send our teams to another market to play.  We did this with the Riverkings, now they are the Mississippi Riverkings.

At the new Fairgrounds Memphis, the Mid-South Coliseum would bring a regular influx of traffic.  Traffic to the hotel, traffic to the retail, traffic to the Innovation Lab, traffic to the Big Wheel of the South, and to the new Memphis Grand Carousel.  The Coliseum will bring community graduations and events back to the community.  

But the goal here is not compete with Mayor Jim Strickland, the goal here is to enhance his plans and create the next big Success Story of our city.  A success story that includes the benefit of saving the memories of our past while building a bright new path for the future of our city.  We can do this.

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I am not a city planner and I can’t write a check to pay for this, but this idea isn’t about me;  it’s not about Mayor Jim Strickland; it is not about the people that would tear down a coliseum that is cloaked in historic and civic pride; it is about Memphis being a leader of the south.  It is about us building something that brings together all parts of our city as one Community.  About attractions that brings in tourists while at the same time building a solid future for those of Memphis who want something more than a struggle for thier families.  Put your Black hat and your White hat down.  Step across your political lines and realize Memphis needs to aim higher.  Our youth that are leaving for colleges around the country are not returning.  It gets harder and harder everyday to attract large businesses to the city and to attract top candidates for positions at local corporate offices.  The Fairgrounds Memphis will be a place that helps the needs of all our communities by making Memphis a destination of entertainment and educational greatness.  Let’s aim higher.

Mayor Jim Strickland

I hope you will consider this!

Dear Mayor Jim Strickland, I know that you think the Mid-South Coliseum has no future in our city. You can’t find a business plan that makes it work. I know that the public was not crazy about your Youth Sports Complex. I know that there are circles in this city where you could cure cancer and people would still not believe in you. This article is not an attack on you, this article is simply a request that you consider making a statement with the Fairgrounds that celebrates the fights of our cities past. The Mid-South Coliseum was the first building of its kind in the region where Blacks were not separated from Whites. Our city leaders of the past made this happen. Now I ask you to find a way to build on that spirit of the past and create a future for our city that opens doors of opportunity for all. What a legacy this could be for you? What a legacy this could be for our city? All I ask is that you read this and think about what could be, if you just aim higher!

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James Can Write!

James Can Write!

James Can Write

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JANUARY, 2017

Young Voices

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When most people look at me, they’ve already made up their minds on what type of person I am and, most likely, what I will become in the near future. It’s the natural human instinct that makes us judge- to a certain degree- on those that we don’t know.

For me, stereotypes have been a good and bad thing in my life, but it has not made me regret being who I am today, because it goes to show how much color the world still needs today. An example of this would be sports. As an African American teenager, I’ve never been thrilled with the idea of playing “major sports” such as baseball, football, or even basketball, but I have had a zeal for creative writing, reading novels of different genres, and listening to the beat of modern-pop singers to smooth jazz tones.

Christopher Wilson is a student at Overton High School, CAPA Creative Writing Program

When I first started to write, I was only in elementary school. I was inspired to write a book and I remember sketching different illustrations of what was going to be in my it on the living room floor of my house with my imagination racing away at what I could create using my own two hands. As time flew by, I was enrolled at Colonial Middle School, which was a school that had Creative and Performing Arts classes for students that had a special talent in a given area. Throughout my three years, I’ve been taught many disciplines in Creative Writing and I still am as of today in high school. These things helped me to accomplish many goals I wouldn’t have ever imagined I could do as a teenager. Currently, I have held on to the promise to have my own novel finished and published by the time I graduate high school.

At times, doubt may cloud my mind; however, I have surrounded myself with family and friends who truly look out for the well-being of others and are willing to help without asking for anything in return.

Although I have an extremely busy schedule with school and extracurriculars, I still manage to allocate time to read because it helps to not only give me inspiration with the novel series I’m writing but provides relaxation for me from the amount of schoolwork and tests I deal with weekly. Some of my favorite genres of novels would be Young Adults, Science Fiction, and Mystery. I have challenged myself to explore different genres of novels and surprised myself when I saw how the authors of these books took a basic concept and built upon it so that it made the work unique. If I hadn’t maintained a steady- and sometimes unsteady- reading life, then I may not have learned certain aspects of writing from these authors.

Finally, there is music. Music has been a catalyst to my system that aids me in getting a job done. Whether it’s a homework assignment or simply just to get away from life, it keeps me jubilant. Another talent I discovered- though it was known that I had it- was the ability to play the piano, which isn’t an instrument you can learn to play overnight, but instead, it has to be practiced every day to formulate certain disciplines. Reminiscing over the past four years of playing the piano, I have been able to listen to different songs on the radio and hear the beautiful melodies a piano can create: melodies of love and sorrow, of sadness and regret, and of healing and memories.

Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson

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I see myself in the near future pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems at a prestigious
university and being a New York Times best-selling author of my own novel series.

These are the things that I have always held a steady passion for in my life and that have never wavered. Some other things that I have peaked an interest in would be the different Teen Advisory Boards that I am a part of in the City of Memphis, such as UCAN of Memphis and the Shelby County Mayoral Youth Council. In school, I have the responsibility of being the President over my entire Sophomore Class, the President and Chairman of Leadership Development over a club named Club B.A.S.I.C., which stands for Brothers and Sisters Improvement Club, and many more leadership positions throughout my school. At times, doubt may cloud my mind; however, I have surrounded myself with family and friends who truly look out for the well-being of others and are willing to help without asking for anything in return. In response, I see myself in the near future pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems at a prestigious university and being a New York Times best-selling author of my own novel series.

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My Abundant Life

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MARCH, 2017

GivingBack Central

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I was inspired to start a nonprofit to help empower youth in the greater Memphis area. My main objective is to provide support for them with the help of churches, schools and communities partnering together to restore the village. I truly believe it takes a village to raise our children. Instead of talking about what they are doing, I want to have a positive impact in their lives and provide the space for them to have an “abundant life”.

This journey to start has been a bit of a struggle. After receiving support and collaboration for about two years, I decided it was time to stop talking and start doing. We completed a service project with detained juveniles and look forward to doing more service in the jails. I made the decision to resign from my teaching job in October of 2016. I left the classroom after December 2016. Since, working for myself full time, so many doors have opened. This journey inspired me to help other Christian Entrepreneurs and provide leadership development for them. In February 2017, I began my Faith Like a Boss campaign. This is a series of workshops, resources, and other events to help the Christian Entrepreneur not be afraid to honor their faith in their business.

Christopher Wilson is a student at Overton High School, CAPA Creative Writing Program

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I wanted to do something different, I want to have this abundant life, I want to spread abundance to our city!

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Christopher Wilson

Student and Writer | Overton High School

I see myself in the near future pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems at a prestigious
university and being a New York Times best-selling author of my own novel series.

Kimberlee Deneice Richards is a Christian Entrepreneur. She is a wife and mother, who knows sometimes it can be hard to balance it all. You never know how the challenges you have overcome in your life can inspire someone else. Kimberlee hopes to motivate and inspire other entrepreneurs who are trying to balance their faith, family, and being a full-time entrepreneur. She offers encouragement, support and thoughtful strategies to help you on the road to entrepreneurship.

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