Posted in September 2013

”Hood School

My daughter teaches kindergarten in an all black, very poor neighborhood in North Memphis. It takes a special kind of person to work there, someone who understands and is somewhat fluent in the culture. I’ll give you an example. One of her students called another student the “N” word. She is white, so she asked … Continue reading »

Memphis Wisdom

Last week I attended the Memphis Minority Business Conference to hear what three successful Memphis businessmen. It was a roundtable discussion facilitated by Larry Jensen who is in commercial real estate. Each man had ideas that inspired me and probably many of the 400 people in the audience. Kem, son and namesake of Kemmons Wilson, … Continue reading »